Tags election security

Idaho plans to hire a cybersecurity specialist for elections

by • 1 week ago

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

by • 2 weeks ago

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

by • 1 month ago

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

by • 2 months ago

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

by • 2 months ago

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

by • 3 months ago

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

by • 3 months ago

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

by • 3 months ago

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

by • 3 months ago

The registrations, which have now been voided, were reported about a month after the DMV reported it had incorrectly filed 23,000 voter registrations.

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