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Election Tech

Stories about the systems and technologies that enable the smooth and efficient running of U.S. elections. Also includes challenges related to election security and integrity.

Security concerns and the inability to provide a paper trail have all but eliminated the once-popular devices which stored votes directly on electronic memory. Ballot marking devices have largely replaced them.
Despite a growing divide between the Democratic and Republican parties, both sides of the aisle can agree on the need for reliable voting technology and protections from bad actors heading into the next election.
Subpoenas sent this month are seeking evidence of whether election conspiracy theorists gained unauthorized access to Georgia voting equipment and copied sensitive files in Coffee County after the 2020 election.
A practice run using newly approved election technology ran into technical issues last week. Election officials say another mock vote will likely be scheduled to test adjustments made to the technology.
During a public outreach tour this week, Washington Secretary of State Steve Hobbs shared some of the challenges facing elections in the state. Threats facing the process include dis- and misinformation, as well as other online threats.
Election-related disinformation continues to spark real threats. Paying close attention to these online conversations can tip off local governments to serious risks, says Maricopa County, Ariz., CISO Lester Godsey.
Voters in the county have been asked to weigh in on the new voting machines that will be used in upcoming elections. Currently, only two machine vendors are certified to do business in the state.
The U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency issued a report last week highlighting potential hacking vulnerabilities with the Dominion Voting Systems touchscreen voting machines used by the state.
Gov. Jared Polis this week signed into law SB22-153, which requires new security measures for election systems, and HB22-1273, which makes it a crime to threaten election officials or publish their personal information online.
Runoff election results in Tarrant County, Texas, which is home to Fort Worth, have been delayed because officials did not test new software that was installed after the machines malfunctioned in March.