election security

Colorado passes election security bill inspired by clerk accused of tampering

by • 6 days ago

An election security bill aimed at insider threats was inspired by Tina Peters, a county clerk facing criminal charges for tampering with equipment.

White House budget pitches $10B for election assistance

by • 2 months ago

The Biden administration is proposing a dedicated funding stream for improving elections, after "episodic or crisis-driven" rounds.

Colorado county clerk indicted over election security breach

by • 2 months ago

Mesa County Clerk Tina Peters and her deputy were charged with tampering with equipment to pursue conspiracy theories about the 2020 election.

Replacing outdated voting equipment could cost $350M, researchers say

by • 3 months ago

Jurisdictions in 23 states are using voting equipment that is more than decade old and no longer manufactured, according to a new report.

County election systems just got a (simulated) stress test

by • 3 months ago

Election systems in the fictitious Pictoria County were subjected to ransomware, power outages and acts of God during a tabletop exercise.

Election security rules just got an overhaul in Colorado

by • 3 months ago

After multiple county clerks acted on conspiracy theories about the 2020 election, Colorado Secretary of State Jena Griswold issued new rules restricting access to election-related IT.

Election officials renew push for more financial assistance

by • 4 months ago

State and local election administrators said philanthropic gifts made a difference in 2020, but there are still longterm funding gaps.

Maricopa County, Ariz., finds partisan ballot review was incorrect, misleading

by • 4 months ago

County officials issued a lengthy rebuttal to the partisan review of 2.1 million ballots demanded by supporters of former President Trump.

Colorado county clerk blocked from overseeing elections after promoting conspiracy theories

by • 7 months ago

A judge stripped Mesa County Clerk Tina Peters was of her election-supervision duties for sharing sensitive information with conspiracy theorists.