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Gordan Clark of Hadley, right, and Dennis Birch of Mercer, left, and other volunteers work on testing voting machines that will be used in the primary elections on May 15. County elections director Jeff Greenburg said the elections team tests the scanners and every ballot style from every precinct ...
As concern over the risk of hacking voting machines increases, so too does pressure for Pennsylvania to modernize its voting machines. On Thursday, the state will hold a demonstration in Harrisburg of various new voting systems on the market. Computer security expert J. Alex Halderman has seen ...

Forrest Phillips of Hattiesburg runs an "acceptance test" on one of 45 new voting machines at the Lee County Circuit Clerk's office Wednesday. New machines ... Lee County Circuit Clerk Camille Roberts Dulaney, left, joins election commissioners and other officials for an orientation to new voting machines.
A bipartisan group of former state election specialists, intelligence officials and voting experts have urged local state officials to ditch paperless voting machines as part of a $380m security overhaul. The funds were released by Congress to help states upgrade their election systems in the wake of ... Wi-Fi
Fortunately, voting machines remain reliable longer than cellphones and laptops. Also, Pennsylvania employs a host of measures -- such as comprehensive monitoring and network isolation -- to maintain their security. With the cooperation of law enforcement and cybersecurity partners, we know that ...
Clearfield County Commissioners are concerned they will have to replace all of the county's election machines prior to the 2020 Presidential Election. At yesterday's meeting, the commissioners expressed concerns about the possible directives from the state and federal government for all election ...

Quick and decisive actions by the Craighead County Quorum Court means the county will be at the top of the list for state and federal funding for new voting machines. According to Craighead County Clerk Kade Holliday, the current machines are 15-years-old but only have a life expectancy of ten years.
Kemp announced earlier this month he was forming the study group to evaluate options to replace the state's electronic voting machines, which don't leave an independent paper backup that could be checked for accuracy of election results. He created the group after the Georgia General Assembly ...
One area county didn't think they would make the cut, but they got a second chance. Cross County Judge Donnie Sanders said he was told the state ran out of funds to replace their voting machines. But soon after, he received a letter that the state found enough funding to provide machines for two smaller ...
Louisiana's elections will be getting a face-lift over the next few years, with plans underway to replace the state's decade-old bulky voting machines with sleeker, smaller equipment and beefed-up technology. The request seeking proposals from contractors for new voting machines went out this week, with ...
An attacker who managed to break into a voting machine vendor employee's work email, because the employee used the same password as on a breached site, could leverage that to gain access to the voting machines themselves. And if voting machine vendors install remote access software on voting ...
Chuck Hughes, of South Charleston, tries out the new touchscreen voting system Thursday as Kanawha County Deputy Clerk Jonathon Conley demonstrates the Express Vote equipment at the old county courthouse, in Charleston. The equipment will be available for voters to try out from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. ...
Hardin County Commissioners Court to address repairing voting machines ... Hardin County Commissioner L.W. Cooper says he and County Clerk Glenda Alston are concerned over the amount of voting machines in Hardin County that ... The cost to replace all voting machines in each of Hardin County's 19 locations?
While many legislators wanted to replace Georgia's hackable electronic voting machines with a system that uses paper ballots, they couldn't agree on how to do so. Several election integrity groups pressured lawmakers to reject the legislation because it allowed the possibility of voting machines that mark ...
Benton County now has 475 touchscreen voting machines and 65 machines that will count the ballots. Dennison explained the old equipment was starting to jam and break down. She said it got so bad that they didn't think they would have enough machines for the primaries. “You're kind of getting the best ...
Our voting machines have proved to be vulnerable to electronic manipulation. Paper ballots do not change: they can even be recounted if necessary. It may take longer to count paper ballots, but, if it preserves our democracy, I think we would all be willing to wait for the results to be correct. It looks like it will ...
Without the money needed to maintain and update electronic voting machines, officials are having to make do with equipment that was manufactured in 2008 or even earlier. By isolating machines from the internet and keeping them in secure locations, officials are able to reduce the threat of widespread ...

For all the hubbub about election security in the US ahead of the 2018 midterms, there is one issue that almost no one seems to be talking about: old voting machines. A total of 41 states currently have voting machines that are at least a decade old, according to the Brennan Center for Justice, leaving ...
"I voted" stickers are displayed on a voting machine in Mountain Brook, Alabama on Dec. 12, 2017. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images). Minimal progress has been made to fortify U.S. voting machines ahead of the 2018 midterm elections despite a multitude of warnings in the past few years of the cybersecurity ...
More than two-thirds of counties in the U.S., including 81 in North Carolina, used voting machines for the 2016 election that are over a decade old and in most locations, the same machines will be used in 2018, according to an analysis of voting machines by ProPublica. In North Carolina, 81 counties ...
The push to update Georgia's voting machine is running into some resistance. The concern is over whether what's being proposed will keep your vote safe. State lawmakers are considering a bill that hopes to start the process of putting in new voting machines in Georgia. There is wide consensus the ...
(WBRE/WYOU-TV) Election Officials ponder how to pay for updated voting machines. The I-Team's ... The director of the Luzerne County Election Bureau Marisa Crispell says the current voting machines are secure but "The paper trail is actually a paper ballot that is deposited into a ballot box. That ballot ...
About 70 percent of the nation uses paper ballots. Only Delaware, Georgia, Louisiana, New Jersey and South Carolina rely entirely on direct-recording electronic voting machines without a paper backup, according to Verified Voting, an election integrity organization. Georgia needs to change its voting ...
(TNS) — Georgia lawmakers are preparing to ditch the state's old and vulnerable electronic voting machines, but they haven't fully committed to paper ballots that can't be hacked. A bill to to replace all of Georgia's 27,000 voting machines in time for the 2020 presidential election cleared the state Senate ...
First and foremost, I can state unequivocally that Delaware's voting machines are secure. Our machines are never connected to the internet and never have been. Votes cast on the machines are stored in three distinct ways: on a removable cartridge that is read following the election at regional sites within ...
Use of remote-access software in e-voting systems was reported last month by The New York Times Magazine in an article headlined "The Myth of the Hacker-Proof Voting Machine." The article challenged the oft-repeated assurance that voting machines are generally secured against malicious tampering ...
“I got a little irritated because many of the folks in the computer security community were criticizing election administrators for what they saw as the inadequacies in DREs," she says, referring to direct-recording electronic voting machines. Security experts have a lot of issues with electronic voting. Their logic ...
That's because at some $3,000 a pop, it would cost an estimated $60 million to replace the state's aging voting machines. But given the threats to the nation's electoral system from outside, and the possibility of both mechanical and human failure from within, it's an investment the state can ill afford not to ...
The first step, according to the Brennan Center for Justice, which has studied the issue extensively, is to update old voting machines. According to a study published this month, "229 officials in 33 states reported they need to replace their voting machines by 2020. Most of these officials do not currently have ...
A ProPublica analysis of voting machines found that over two-thirds of counties in America used machines for the 2016 election that are over a decade old. In most jurisdictions, the same equipment will be used in the 2018 election. In a recent nationwide survey by the Brennan Center for Justice, election ...
A ProPublica analysis of voting machines found that over two-thirds of counties in America used machines for the 2016 election that are over a decade old. In most jurisdictions, the same equipment will be used in the 2018 election. In a recent nationwide survey by the Brennan Center for Justice, election ...
Across Ohio, counties are coming up with innovative ways to repair the state's aging voting machines, which would cost hundreds of millions of dollars to replace. In Darke County, an elections worker bought small springs from a farm supply store that he used to hold together a flap on voting machines.
In the 15 years since electronic voting machines were first adopted by many states, numerous reports by computer scientists have shown nearly every make and model to be vulnerable to hacking. The systems were not initially designed with robust security in mind, and even where security features were ...
Pennsylvania has taken a leaf out of Virginia's book and is now looking to replace its obsolete and vulnerable voting machines with more secure ones. A new directive requires counties planning to replace their voting machines with new ones that have paper backups -- problem is, the state doesn't have ...
Imagine depending on a 12-year-old cellphone or a 15-year-old computer. No one would fault you for seeking to replace that outdated equipment with newer, technologically superior models. Many counties in the commonwealth own voting systems that old or even older. Fortunately, voting ...
With the fear of Election Day hacking, Pennsylvania and its 67 counties are gearing up to buy new voting machines that will produce electronic and old-fashioned paper records. Elected officials and the public can view possible replacements on Thursday, April 26, at the Pennsylvania Farm Show ...
Other machines offer a touchscreen much like our current voting machines, except it's an electronic touchscreen.” Feedback from the open house will be used as the county takes the next step in putting together the contract to buy the new machines. It starts at 10 a.m. Saturday at the community college, but ...
Corneille Nangaa, President of the Independent National Electoral Commission, told the informal Security Council meeting that using voting machines would “reduce the weight of all the equipment deployed from 16,000 tons to less than 8,000 tons.” However, Rushdi Nackerdien, Africa director for the ...
UNION COUNTY, NJ - Acting Chair of the Union County Democratic Committee (UCDC), Colleen Mahr, is calling for the use of voting machines at the February 21 county committee meeting that will determine the next Chair of the UCDC. The February 21 meeting will begin at 7:00 and take place at the ...
A voting machine company didn't cause malfunctions that created 4 million fraudulent Democratic votes, as a hoax site claimed. Federal elections officials say the company named in the piece doesn't exist. A story published by thepoliticonews site says machines made by a company called Novus Ordo ...
No December election without voting machines: DR Congo poll chief. Africa; Tuesday 13 February 2018 - 7:09pm. File: Washington separately asked Kinshasa to scrap plans to use electronic voting for the first time in elections this year, saying it risked undermining the credibility of the historic polls. Photo: REUTERS/Kenny ...
In the past, the voting machines kept count of votes individually. They were difficult to close down when polls closed on election day, which often delayed getting results back to the clerk's office for recording. Results from each machine had to be downloaded and the paper tape in the machines could be a ...
Pennsylvania is the latest state to demand new voting machines that leave a paper trail — a security measure to prevent against hacking. But, according to a report from AP, it's unlikely the change will be made any time soon. The directive issued by governor Tom Wolf was only for the state to buy ...
Pennsylvania has taken a leaf out of Virginia's book and is now looking to replace its obsolete and vulnerable voting machines with more secure ones. A new directive requires counties planning to replace their voting machines with new ones that have paper backups -- problem is, the state doesn't have ...
“We have approximately 4,600 voting machines in the county. They were purchased in 2006 with funding provided by the federal government through the Help America Vote Act (HAVA). Each year, those machines and the firmware on them go through airgap and parallel testing procedures to ensure their ...
... in a way that is sufficiently robust that the impact they have on our election won't be great." In September, the Homeland Security Department informed election officials in the 21 targeted states that Russian government hackers had tried to penetrate their voting machines in 2016. This story is developing.
... hasn't recovered from the botched 2000 presidential elections. Even with those concerns, the bill passed, but barely, on a three to two vote. The measure has one more committee stop before it's ready for the Senate floor. Copyright 2018 WFSU. To see more, visit WFSU. Tags: election · voting machines.
Lyon County commissioners have an action meeting set for Thursday, and while they don't have the lengthy agenda from last week they do have one important matter to handle in open session. County Clerk Tammy Vopat is presenting quotes for new touch-screen voting machines and related equipment.
WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU)- The May primary election is fast approaching. Congressional seats are the big prize in the 2018 midterms. Questions have been raised about the condition of some of the Commonwealth's voting machines. Are they up to snuff? The general consensus ...
“We are offering the opportunity to the community to hear a presentation on new machines, and get a chance to practice voting on them,” said Christine Baker of the League of Women Voters of the Grand Haven Area. The League will host an informational meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 15, at Loutit ...


 

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