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FILE - This Nov. 7, 2018, file photo shows an election worker stacking ballots into a sorting machine at the King County Elections office in Renton, Wash. An obscure Seattle-area election will be the first in the country where all voters will be allowed to vote online. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson, File)

Obscure Seattle election offers experiment in online voting

Jan. 22, 2020 6:30 PM EST

SEATTLE (AP) — An election for a volunteer board in the Seattle area is so obscure that voter turnout is typically less than 1%. Officials are giving online voting a trial run this year to try to boost turnout and explore how it might work in a bigger election. It will be the first election in the country...

Georgia says new voting system on track, critics skeptical

Jan. 17, 2020 4:01 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia is on track to have its new election system ready for the presidential primaries in March, lawyers for the state assured a judge Friday, but critics pushed for a more concrete backup plan in case things don't go as planned. U.S. District Judge Amy Totenberg tried throughout a...

FILE - In this Sept. 22, 2016, file photo, employees of the Fulton County Election Preparation Center in Atlanta test electronic voting machines. A computer security expert says he found that an election server central to a legal battle over the integrity of Georgia elections showed signs of tampering. The server was left exposed to the open internet for at least six months, a problem discovered in August 2016. (AP Photo/Alex Sanz, File)

Expert: Georgia election server showed signs of tampering

Jan. 16, 2020 6:40 PM EST

BOSTON (AP) — A computer security expert says he found that a forensic image of the election server central to a legal battle over the integrity of Georgia elections showed signs that the original server was hacked. The server was left exposed to the open internet for at least six months, a problem the...

Editorial Roundup: Pennsylvania

Jan. 15, 2020 5:34 PM EST

Recent editorials of statewide and national interest from Pennsylvania's newspapers: Take wait, see approach on state budget Altoona Mirror Jan. 12 For the past two fiscal years, Pennsylvania taxpayers have had cause for cautious optimism about the Keystone State’s financial condition for the short and...

State House votes to stop drivers' use of hand-held phones

Jan. 15, 2020 4:10 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A divided Pennsylvania House voted Wednesday to ban the use of hand-held phones for all drivers to make calls, although police would not be allowed to stop motorists for that reason alone. Representatives voted 120-74 for the proposal that would expand current law, which bans any...

Bernice King, daughter of slain civil rights leader Rev. Martin Luther King Jr., speaks about a series of events to be held in and around The King Center, on Thursday, Jan. 9, 2020, in Atlanta. The events commemorating the birth of civil rights icon center around social justice, non-violence seminars and voter education. (AP Photo/ Ron Harris)

ML King Day activities to emphasize voters and nonviolence

Jan. 9, 2020 7:18 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — As the nation prepares for the Martin Luther King Jr. national holiday amid a “dire” election year, the Atlanta center named for him will offer nonviolence training, voter registration and visits from politicians, entertainers and sports figures, King’s daughter said...

FILE - In this Aug. 16, 2019, file photo, a digital voting machine sits on a table in Raleigh, N.C. Lawmakers expressed concern about foreign components in the nation’s election equipment, as the top executives of the three major voting manufacturers appeared before Congress on Thursday to try to provide assurances that their products are secure. (AP Photo/Allen G. Breed, File)

Voting machine vendors get scrutiny at congressional hearing

Jan. 9, 2020 5:43 PM EST

Lawmakers expressed concern about foreign components in the nation’s election equipment, as the top executives of the three major voting manufacturers appeared before Congress on Thursday to try to provide assurances that their products are secure. Thursday’s hearing by the Committee on House...

Final Pennsylvania county OKs new paper-trail voting system

Dec. 31, 2019 3:11 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A decision this week by Dauphin County to purchase new paper-trail voting systems means all 67 Pennsylvania counties have taken action under a state law that helps fund the upgrades, the Wolf administration said Tuesday. Officials called the vote a milestone toward ensuring the...

More election security funds headed to states as 2020 looms

Dec. 19, 2019 11:25 PM EST

Congress is giving states a last-minute infusion of federal funds to help boost election security with voting in early caucus and primary states slated to begin in February. Under a huge spending bill, states would receive $425 million for upgrading voting equipment, conducting post-election audits, cybersecurity...

Another lawsuit targets Philadelphia's voting machines

Dec. 16, 2019 3:29 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania is facing another lawsuit over its certification of a voting machine bought by Philadelphia and that was at the center of an undercount in one Pennsylvania county's election last month. The lawsuit was filed late last week by a pair of election security advocacy...