When a group of Rhode Island’s top officials gathered in a chilly warehouse in Providence in mid-January to fight foreign interference in U.S. elections, the mood was festive.
Robert Rapoza, executive director of the Rhode Island Board of Elections, and Mike Goetz of Election Systems & Software participate in the dice roll to kick off Rhode Island's pilot risk-limiting audit in Providence on Jan. 16.
In many ways, Rhode Island is leading the states in election security, receiving “good” scores for the three most important categories due to its statewide use of paper ballots, its adherence to minimum cybersecurity best practices, and its new risk-limiting audit law.
Center for American Progress Voting Systems Report Card
In August 2017, the Center for American Progress released a report entitled “9 Solutions for Securing America’s Elections,” laying out nine vulnerabilities in election infrastructure and solutions to help improve election security in time for the 2018 and 2020 elections.
POLLING PLACE EQUIPMENT
Verified Voting: The Verifier Map
Verified Voting’s interactive map offers detailed county-by-county listing of current voting technology for each state.
All computerized elections should be audited to check the accuracy of the vote count and ensure the integrity of democracy.
ARE RI VOTES COUNTED IN THE LIGHT?
STATE ELECTIONS LEGISLATION DATABASE
This database contains state legislation related to the administration of elections introduced in 2011 through this year, 2019.