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Tennessee counties eye vote paper trail; state stays neutral

NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Amid growing national concerns about election security, Tennessee's three largest counties plan to begin using voting machines that produce a verifiable paper trail in time for the presidential primaries in March 2020, whether the Republican-led state requires it or not.

By JONATHAN MATTISE 03/26/19 STARTRIBUNE.COM

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Tennessee counties eye vote paper trail; state stays neutral

tn VOTING SYSTEM GRADE: F/D*

Tennessee uses voting using machines that do not provide a paper record and fails to mandate statewide post-election audits that test the accuracy of election outcomes, which does not provide confirmation that ballots are cast as the voter intends and counted as cast. Currently, only jurisdictions using paper ballots are required to audit their results. T

 

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.

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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.

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State Audit Laws

All computerized elections should be audited to check the accuracy of the vote count and ensure the integrity of democracy.

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STATE ELECTIONS LEGISLATION DATABASE

National Conference of State Legislators Bill Tracking

This database contains state legislation related to the administration of elections introduced in 2011 through this year, 2019.

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