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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.

Georgia is replacing a lagging statewide voter registration system that caused colossal lines during early voting in the 2020 election, hoping to prevent similar waits in this year’s races for governor and the U.S. Senate.
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.
The Center for Public Integrity is releasing a data set of polling places used in the 2020 election to help journalists and others analyze access to the ballot and the effects of proposed changes to state election laws.
Threats to critical infrastructure and ongoing discussions of elections security, together with increased risk from the rise of telework added complexity to the cybersecurity landscape this year.
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.
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.