The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is bringing a new approach to election cybersecurity by developing a new voting system designed to resist attacks through more secure hardware.
Articles by Doug Chapin
electionlineWeekly’s Mindy Moretti has a look at new audit software that will soon be available nationwide, thanks to a partnership between the State of Colorado and a new entity that will assist jurisdictions in customizing it to their needs.
With special elections and legal challenges on the immediate horizon, North Carolina’s legislature is considering legislation that would delay implementation of the state’s new voter ID mandate.
Oregon’s governor and key legislative leaders want to enact prepaid ballot postage, but some lawmakers and advocates are wary of the cost in tight budgetary times.
Virginia’s State Board of Elections – which is slated to grow under a new bill currently awaiting final enactment – has three new faces after the Governor exercised his right to appoint new members.
On Monday, I shared the news that Ramsey County, MN’s Joe Mansky was retiring after an illustrious career as a state and local election official. Not one to waste any time, my friend and colleague Mindy Moretti took the opportunity to reach out to him for one of her famous electionlineWeekly exit interviews.
Legislators in Idaho had to scramble to find the required $2 million for the state’s 2020 presidential primary after the Secretary of State forgot to include it in his budget request. It’s a helpful reminder that even state policymakers can be confused by the details of budget writing as laws change.
California counties are pressing ahead with plans to upgrade voting equipment after a recent order from the Secretary of State decertifying older systems in advance of the 2020 election.
The Texas Secretary of State’s office is sending counties an advisory telling them to “pause” efforts to identify noncitizen voters after a lawsuit highlighting data concerns halted the process. It’s the latest reminder that voter list maintenance is crucial, but like voter registration itself it has to be done carefully – and correctly.
It feels like, so far, 2019 has been a banner year for retirements in the election community. The latest is Minnesota’s Joe Mansky, who is stepping down as Ramsey County (St. Paul) election chief after a legendary career that includes a high-profile stint as state election director.