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Idaho plans to hire a cybersecurity specialist for elections
The new position would be responsible for monitoring threats against the state's voter registration database and coordinating with county-level officials.
Georgia board endorses more electronic voting machines
The new machines would make paper receipts, but advocates of hand-marked ballots say they don't go far enough to secure the state's elections.
Georgia has not followed good election security practices, cyber expert says
Gov.-elect Brian Kemp's last-minute accusation that Democrats hacked the state's voter registration database is but one in a string of election security gaffes, an expert told StateScoop.
In search for new voting machines, Louisiana may need to start over
If Dominion Voting Systems doesn't file a lawsuit by Dec. 12, the state's procurement process will likely go back to square one.
Maryland election systems hosted by Russia-linked firm were not compromised, DHS says
Federal investigators found no unauthorized access or statistical anomalies in network activity that would suggest malicious behavior. The state is moving the system to a new data center.
Ready or not, states are about to find out if their election security investments worked
State and local election officials have hired new cybersecurity personnel, purchased new hardware and software and even brought in the National Guard.
A new interstate election security body is about to face its first major test
Ben Spear, executive director of the Election Infrastructure Information Sharing and Analysis Center, shares how the organization's first seven months have prepared the nation for Election Day.
Louisiana cancels $95 million contract for new voting machines
The secretary of state accused Gov. John Bel Edwards' administration of voiding the contract for political reasons.
California DMV finds another 1,500 residents wrongly registered to vote, including non-U.S. citizens
The registrations, which have now been voided, were reported about a month after the DMV reported it had incorrectly filed 23,000 voter registrations.