election technology

Ohio takes tougher line on election tech wireless connectivity

by • 6 months ago

Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose said his state's voting machine standards go further than the U.S. Election Assistance Commission's VVSG 2.0, which didn't ban Wi-Fi capabilities.

Election questions? Idaho's new Watson-powered chatbot has answers

by • 1 year ago

The Idaho secretary of state's office this year implemented an IBM Watson assistant to answer voters' questions about absentee ballots, voter registration and polling places.

'Geo-Enabled Elections' event to bridge mapping, election disciplines

by • 2 years ago

Geospatial officers and elections administrators will meet in Washington to exchange ideas on making the democratic process more geographically precise.

Colorado's IT office and secretary of state team up to provide mail-in ballot access to disabled voters

by • 3 years ago

A new law will make it possible for the state's visually impaired voters to receive ballots electronically to fill out in the privacy of their own homes.

Glitchy voting machines in South Carolina spur new investment

by • 3 years ago

Officials aim to replace 13,000 aging machines faulted for long lines at polling places and reports the devices changed voters' choices.

Civil rights advocates push for nationwide automatic voter registration bill

by • 5 years ago

A group of voting rights experts praised states for taking the lead in the area, but want to see Congress pass legislation to create a nationwide system to register voters automatically.

MS-ISAC urges states, localities to protect against election system threats, ransomware

by • 5 years ago

The head of one of the leading cyber information-sharing centers in the country is hoping to get IT leaders to beef up the security of their election systems and patch their browsers rigorously.