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Florida might soon establish a national first within its Secretary of State’s Office: the Office of Election Crimes and Security. The 15-person office would be required to report its activities to the Florida Legislature.
A federal judge is waiting on proposals from Georgia election officials who are suing over election security before potentially releasing a report that indicates how hackers can manipulate votes in Georgia elections.
According to a confidential report, hackers can alter votes by taking control of Georgia's voting system touchscreens. Despite the reported vulnerability, state election officials are staying relatively mum.
The Colorado Secretary of State is looking into whether a county clerk has committed an elections security breach. The clerk is scheduled to appear at a deposition in early February.
Texas has refused to modernize and create an online voter registration system. As a result, communities across the state have less accurate voter rolls, and taxpayer money is wasted on paper.
During a recent U.S. House hearing, experts discussed how the federal government can help state and local election officials defend election software, stop doxxing of election officials and the looming misinformation threat.
The congressional investigation of the Jan. 6 Capitol attack has revealed that misinformation about Antrim County, Mich., was part of a written plan to propagate Donald Trump's election fraud claims.
Greenland, N.H., is holding a special election where voters will decide whether to ban the use of voting machines. Many state and local officials believe there are no demonstrable issues with the machines.
Officials in Lake County, Ohio, have investigated a data breach attempt during primaries in May. Although the hackers didn't steal any useful information, the incident caught the attention of state and federal eyes.
In Nevada, Elko County commissioners have asked the county clerk to consider alternatives to Dominion voting machines, the election technology that the county has been using since 2004.
To combat false narratives and foster trust in reliable information, governments can invest in local news, support empathy-building initiatives, and ensure election processes are traceable, a new report says.
The 2022 midterm elections will decide who controls the House and Senate. Perhaps more importantly, it will act as a gauge of citizens' belief in the electoral system since the Capitol riot.
Chandler is now the first municipality in Arizona to test mobile voting with Voatz, a blockchain-based technology that has been piloted to a limited extent in a handful of real elections.
Officials in Berks County, Pa., corrected false election information that was sent in two emails from a state representative. The lawmaker pointed out that the county had sent out an inaccurate letterhead.
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Election cybersecurity is one of the hottest topics in the country today. It dominated both the 2016 and 2020 presidential elections, and most likely will continue to do so until state and local governments can demonstrate that their voting infrastructure and solutions are as secure and tamper-proof as possible.