Two of the three top U.S elections vendors have expressed interest in potentially incorporating open-source software into their proprietary voting systems.
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The U.S. Department of Homeland Security is gauging potential vulnerabilities of the type of voting machines that will soon be used in Georgia.
The biggest voting district in the United States came up with an audacious answer to the growing national problem of aging voting machines.
Partisan friction in St. Paul and Washington stalled to bolster election security, less than a year before Minnesotans cast presidential primary ballots.
By design, tens of millions of votes are cast across America on machines that cannot be audited, where the votes cannot be verified.
To reduce the risk that computers alter elections, the use of BMDs should be limited to voters who require assistive technology to vote independently.
Voting machine manufacturers are increasing their Capitol Hill presence as lawmakers demand they do more to protect U.S. elections against foreign hackers.
Is it possible to do reliable post-election audits on ballots which print a scannable bar code rather than human-readable voter choices?
It looks like Luzerne County voters will not use new voting machines until next year, thanks in part to uncertainties over state funding.
Wisconsin’s city of Waukesha is testing out e-poll books called Badger Books which will replace paper poll books that people used to sign.