Ballot marking devices (BMDs) guard against errors like stray pen marks and overvoting that can result in a ballot not being tallied.
Election Security articles on Democracy Chronicles
This election security section highlights the importance of protecting the integrity of the vote count. An onslaught of new technologies offer both opportunity and peril for democracy. Be sure to also check out our Election Technology section and our articles on Technology Dissidents, the Internet and Voting or Voting Machines.
Worries Grow About Election Safety And Security
Some people are harassing election workers because politicians keep making baseless claims that the 2020 election was “stolen”.
Colorado Guilty Plea A First For US Election Task Force
After the 2020 vote election workers came under attack. A Nebraska man has admitted plotting to kill top Colorado election officials.
Violent Threats to Election Workers Are Common. Prosecutions are Not
Election workers have received threats ever since the former President began to push the “big lie,” but few convictions have followed.
Help Wanted: State Misinformation Sheriff
Several states are making great effort, devoting more resources and time to countering false and misleading election information.
Election Officials Steel Themselves for Threats in Midterms
A number of election administrators claim threats and harassment have formed a consistent undertone to their work since 2020.
Occam’s Razor And Election Fraud
The idea that thousands of operators from multiple states can cover their tracks so well in one of the biggest cover ups defies logic.
A Top Online Voting Company Is Ramping Up Its Cyber Vetting
Democracy Live, which ran online voting pilots in 2020 is continuously testing its platform for hackable bugs before the midterms.
Big Outside Spending On Election Denial Floods Local Elections
Out-of-state groups used statements challenging the legitimacy of the 2020 elections to try to sway local races in Green Bay, Wisconsin.
Securing the Midterms: Smarter Tools Watch Over Voter Records
Harvard University technology lab and Protect Democracy think that automated alerts and machine learning can secure the midterms.