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COULD PAPER BALLOTS SAVE OUR DEMOCRACY?

Amid fears of voting-machine hacks, some election-security experts are advocating for a return to the past.

By  CHRIS IOVENKO 10/10/2018 POLITICO.COM


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There is still a concerted effort to get states to follow Virginia’s example and switch to universal hand-marked paper ballots.

vA VOTING SYSTEM GRADE: c

Virginia should be applauded for its decision to switch to a statewide paper ballot voting system before the 2017 gubernatorial election. Noting the risks posed by paperless DRE machines, election officials took swift action in replacing these insecure machines with paper ballots in time for Election Day to help ensure that votes were protected.

 

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.

ARE VA VOTES COUNTED IN THE LIGHT?

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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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