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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.

To meet a new state requirement, the Cayuga County Legislature is working toward finalizing a plan to transition the county's website to a .gov domain. The local Board of Elections would be the first agency to make the switch.
The technology eliminated a requirement for voters to fill out paper forms at early voting locations, instead allowing them to check in through tablets managed by poll workers.
This time next year, Americans will be casting votes in the 2024 general election. State and local races (and issues) will take place in the long shadow of a carefully watched presidential rematch.
Georgia senators pushed for answers about election security during a Senate Ethics Committee hearing this week, questioning why the state’s voting system won’t be upgraded until after the 2024 elections.
A week before Election Day, state elections officials say they haven't been able to convince three Washington counties to install a security device that monitors county network traffic for threats.
Accessing election information should soon be easier than ever for Effingham County residents after the Effingham County Board signed off on the purchase of new voter registration software.
Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger has approved an upgrade of the state’s Dominion voting equipment before several local elections this fall, a test that could help prevent potential malware and hacks.
The intersection of politics and social media is fertile ground for AI-powered disinformation. Learning to spot disinformation meddling from Russia, China and Iran in other countries can help the U.S. prepare for 2024.
The State Election Board will consider a proposed rule that would allow voters to use paper ballots filled out by hand — rather than by machine — in polling places where ballot secrecy can’t be guaranteed.
Gov. Ned Lamont said Wednesday that the State Bond Commission will vote next month to spend $25 million on new voting machines that are expected to be in place by the presidential election next year.