election security

In $1 trillion state and local government aid, no specific IT funding

by • 2 weeks ago

The latest pandemic relief bill contains funding that governors have been clamoring for, but not the state and local cybersecurity grants some officials sought.

Pandemic-time elections expected to be much more expensive

by • 1 month ago

A new report by a group of think tanks and local election officials shows that Congress needs to greatly increase funding so elections can be conducted safely.

Mobile voting backer says Voatz 'needs to address' bugs

by • 2 months ago

After audits revealed vulnerabilities in the mobile-voting app, a backer of several of its pilots admitted Voatz "needs to address some of the concerns."

Microsoft expands security offerings to election officials

by • 2 months ago

The computing giant said it will give election officials access to free threat monitoring and discounted incident-response services.

What's in the pandemic relief bill for state tech?

by • 2 months ago

The $2 trillion emergency relief bill contains several provisions that could address states' IT needs brought on by the spread of the coronavirus.

States urged to clarify election procedures during pandemic

by • 2 months ago

Officials need to be more clear on who has the authority to reschedule or reformat an election in response to the coronavirus outbreak, an expert on election security and law told StateScoop.

Audit finds severe vulnerabilities in Voatz mobile voting app

by • 3 months ago

The audit, which was authorized by Voatz itself, upheld findings of a February report by MIT that the company has tried to dispute.

For better election security, get to know the IT people

by • 3 months ago

Speakers at a conference for county officials ran down numerous technical details worth noting, but the human element, they said, preceded most of them.

Utah bill explores taking mobile voting statewide

by • 3 months ago

Legislation that would order election officials to study the feasibility of mobile voting statewide has already passed the state House, and is making its way through the Utah Senate.