Data & Analytics

Redistricting delays scramble state elections

Triggered by pandemic-slowed census counts and court challenges, fluctuating voting district maps are putting state and local election officials under extraordinary pressure to prepare for elections in a shortened timeline.

State & Local

Billionaire-backed group enlists Trump-supporting citizens to hunt for voter fraud using discredited techniques

The Voter Reference Foundation is putting the nation’s voter rolls online while making unsupported claims suggesting election fraud. The group’s funding can be traced to a Super PAC funded by the CEO of Uline.

State & Local

Military, overseas voting tech to get boost from grants

Technology to make registering to vote and receiving ballots easier for U.S. service members and Americans living abroad will be getting support from federal government grants.

Cybersecurity

Technique could prevent voting system 'trash attacks'

Systems that let voters verify their ballots could be easily manipulated, a pair of researchers say, and they propose a simple fix using hashing technology.

Cloud & Infrastructure

Many overseas voters still can't cast a ballot, study finds

The use of online technology for the request and delivery of blank ballots helped to make modest improvements for military and overseas voters in the 2010 election, but many problems remain, according to a post-election survey by the Overseas Vote Foundation.

Cloud & Infrastructure

Hackers vs. DC voting system: Hackers win

Hackers bested D.C.'s voting system after the Board of Elections dared them to try to beat the security measures.

State & Local

Technical experts sought for input on voting equipment standards

The Election Assistance Commission is filling four slots reserved for experts in its Technical Guidelines Development Committee, which is revising the Voluntary Voting System Guidelines used by states to certify voting equipment. An updated version of the VVSG has been released for public comment.

Cloud & Infrastructure

Voter groups collaborate on XML data model for online voter registration

The effort by the Open Source Digital Voting Foundation and the Overseas Vote Foundation could help automate the states' voter registration processes, which now rely on re-keying information from paper forms.

Cybersecurity

Implementation plan for voting system requirements set

The Election Assistance Commission is revising current voting system guidelines used by states to buy time for a more complete rewrite that will address thorny technical issues.

Cybersecurity

NIST releases suite of e-voting system tests for comment

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has released a draft suite of tests to verify compliance with the Election Assistance Commission's new set of voluntary guidelines for voting systems.

State & Local

Flaw in vote-tallying software silently deletes votes

Nearly 200 votes deleted in California precinct using Premier Election Solutions system in 2008 general election.

Cybersecurity

EAC certifies first voting system under voluntary guidelines testing program

The Election Management System 4.0 from MicroVote General Corp. underwent a 17-month evaluation against the EAC’s 2005 voluntary voting system guidelines.

State & Local

Ballot box blues continue

The introduction of online technology into the registration and ballot request processes hasn't solved problems of missing ballots and missed deadlines.

State & Local

No time to vote

Reliance on the U.S. Postal Service and the military mail system is inadequate for a voting process that takes an average of 66 days to complete.

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