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Even with new protections, heightened awareness and information-sharing across all levels of government, widespread skepticism about election integrity makes a potential Russian cyberattack more concerning, experts warn.
Local officials, voting rights supporters and the election security community have spoken against Georgia’s latest voting bill. Multiple officials said the bill would create needless “security theater” busywork.
Body camera footage captured by a sheriff's deputy in Emmet County, Mich., provides some insight into how a small group fueled by misinformation attempted to take election data from a county office.
Voters in the Alaska city can now track the status of their mail-in ballot and receive automatic alerts through the BallotTrax system. The new system will be used for the first time during the April 5 municipal election.
For a total of nine drop-box locations, the Orange County Registrar of Voters will see how new ballot-tracking technology during the upcoming June primary election affects the process of voting.
Savvy journalists flagging unreliable content, trusted local practitioners spreading truthful information, and AI tools charting the spread of manipulated narratives are being levied in the fight against misinformation.
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.