Join us tomorrow, October 1, at noon Central time for a webinar on the services the Department of Homeland Security offers to election officials to help protect themselves.
The looming Congressional negotiation over federal election cybersecurity funding also has significance for the Election Assistance Commission, whose fiscal year 2020 budget looks very different in the two spending bills passed in the House and Senate.
Yesterday, the Universal Postal Union announced that it had reached a compromise on postal rates, avoiding a withdrawal by the United States from the worldwide mail pact which could have affected American voters around the globe.
Nebraska’s Attorney General has issued an opinion finding that the Cornhusker State’s appointment of election commissioners and deputies in larger counties could violate the state constitution.
Today is the eighth annual National Voter Registration Day – a day dedicated to getting as many people possible registered and ready for Election Day, this year and every year.
Microsoft announced last week that it will extend free security support for election offices with systems running Windows 7 – offering relief beyond a planned “end of life” for the operating system early next year which left many in the election community concerned about what that meant for the 2020 election.
The U.S. Senate Committee on Appropriations approved $250 million in election security funding yesterday, ending a long wait for Senate action and setting up a negotiation with the House over what the final figure will be.
North Dakota’s Secretary of State won’t rush the process of hiring a new state election director after the incumbent, John Arnold, was appointed Tuesday to another state office.
Computers serving as electronic pollbooks were stolen overnight Tuesday from a community center serving as a polling place for an Atlanta special election, leaving officials concerned about the statewide voter data contained therein.
Colorado’s Secretary of State has disallowed the use of QR codes and other printed barcodes for elections in the state, saying they pose a threat to election security and verifiability of ballots. The move is likely to spur conversations and potential adoptions in other states.