Latest Voting machines News

County resists Pennsylvania’s push for new voting machines

Nov. 13, 2019 7:10 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A Pennsylvania county is signaling that it won’t go along with Gov. Tom Wolf’s insistence that counties buy new voting systems as a security measure in 2020’s election, when the state is expected to be a premier presidential battleground. Dauphin County...

Georgia election officials investigate prominent critics

Nov. 13, 2019 5:41 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia election officials have opened an investigation into two prominent critics of the state’s new touchscreen voting machines, secretary of state Brad Raffensperger’s office confirmed Wednesday. Those critics called the investigation an attempt to intimidate detractors of...

Unproven fraud claims seen in state races could cloud 2020

Nov. 12, 2019 4:04 PM EST

As Kentucky's Republican governor trailed by thousands of votes in his re-election bid and Democrats took the reins of the Virginia Statehouse, social media posts offered an unsubstantiated explanation for the Election Day results: voter fraud. The messages seized on small-scale voting issues or pushed inaccurate...

2 counties with new voting machines had balloting problems

Nov. 6, 2019 3:58 PM EST

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania state election officials were gathering information Wednesday about Election Day glitches in two counties that rolled out new voting machines, while a race for two open appeals court judicial seats remained too close to call. A Department of State spokeswoman said York...

Georgia tests new voting system before ambitious 2020 switch

Nov. 5, 2019 4:40 PM EST

DALLAS, Ga. (AP) — Voters and election supervisors testing Georgia's new voting machines gave favorable reviews Tuesday, despite some opening glitches reported by five of six pilot counties, as the state rushes to meet a court-ordered deadline to retire its outdated, paperless system before any votes are...

Georgia high court affirms dismissal of election challenge

Oct. 31, 2019 3:38 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's highest court on Thursday affirmed a lower court dismissal of a lawsuit challenging the outcome of last year's race for lieutenant governor in a case that put a spotlight on the outdated voting machines the state is in the process of replacing. The lawsuit alleged that an...

$90M for voting machines, mail-in ballots signed into law

Oct. 31, 2019 2:54 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Gov. Tom Wolf signed legislation Thursday that advocates say makes the most significant changes to modernize Pennsylvania election laws in 80 years and authorizes the state to borrow of up to $90 million to help counties buy new voting machines ahead of next year's presidential...

Pennsylvania puts $4M into effort to aid census count

Oct. 31, 2019 12:41 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A just-signed law designed to modernize Pennsylvania's election laws and help pay for new voting machines also includes money for the state to bolster federal census efforts. Legislation signed Thursday by Gov. Tom Wolf authorizes up to $4 million to help ensure a complete and...

Election reform bill speeds toward approval in Pennsylvania

Oct. 29, 2019 6:25 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Legislation headed toward the governor's desk in Pennsylvania on Tuesday would deliver the biggest changes to state election laws in decades and provide aid to counties for much of the cost of new voting machines as a bulwark against hacking in next year's presidential election. In a...

The Latest: Election bill headed to Pennsylvania governor

Oct. 29, 2019 6:02 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — The Latest on election-related legislation in Pennsylvania (all times local): 5:30 p.m. Legislation headed for the governor's desk in Pennsylvania will deliver the biggest changes to state election laws in decades while helping counties buy new voting machines ahead of next year's...