Latest Voting machines News

Judge hears arguments in Jill Stein's voting machine lawsuit

Feb. 18, 2020 6:20 PM EST

PHILADELPHIA (AP) — Pennsylvania's top elections official spent hours in federal court Tuesday, defending the certification of voting machines being used by Philadelphia and two other Pennsylvania counties, including one where problems led to undercounted returns in a race in November. The hearing in...

Software glitches force Dominican Republic to suspend vote

Feb. 16, 2020 1:51 PM EST

SANTO DOMINGO, Dominican Republic (AP) — Problems with electronic voting systems forced the Dominican Republic to suspend municipal elections across the country on Sunday. The president of the Central Electoral Board, Julio Cesar Castaños Guzmán, said the voting was halted after about three hours...

New Hampshire Secretary of State Bill Gardner, second from right, explains the state's efforts to prepare for the upcoming first-in-the-nation presidential primary at a Statehouse news conference Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020, in Concord, N.H. Pictured behind Gardner are from left: Republican Gov. Chris Sununu, New Hampshire U.S. Attorney Scott Murray, Gardner, and New Hampshire Attorney General Gordon MacDonald. (AP Photo/Holly Ramer)

New Hampshire officials confident they'll avoid Iowa chaos

Feb. 6, 2020 5:12 PM EST

CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — New Hampshire voters rarely rubber-stamp the results of the Iowa caucuses. And they won't follow the lead of Iowa's chaotic caucuses when votes are counted and reported from the state's first-in-the-nation primary, state officials said Thursday. Both New Hampshire officials and...

Namibia court upholds results of presidential election

Feb. 5, 2020 4:57 AM EST

WINDHOEK, Namibia (AP) — The Supreme Court in Namibia upheld the results of last year's presidential election on Wednesday, saying the challengers failed to prove ruling party manipulation of electronic voting machines. The ruling means President Hage Geingob will continue in his second term. He won in...

California OKs highly questioned LA County voting system

Feb. 4, 2020 1:49 PM EST

California’s secretary of state on Friday approved Los Angeles County’s new publicly owned computerized voting system — a first of its kind for the nation — but is requiring modifications to address serious security and technical problems identified in testing. Secretary of State Alex...

US appeals court rejects Tennessee election security lawsuit

Jan. 27, 2020 2:29 PM EST

MEMPHIS, Teen. (AP) — A federal appeals court has sided with a lower court in rejecting a lawsuit that challenges the security of voting machines in Tennessee's largest county. A three-judge panel of the 6th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday upheld a September district court ruling against the...

FILE - In this May 9, 2018, file photo, a woman votes in Sandy Springs, Ga. It’s been more than three years since Russia's sweeping effort to interfere in U.S. elections through disinformation on social media, stolen campaign emails and attacks on voting systems. U.S. officials have made advances in trying to prevent similar attacks from undermining the 2020 vote, but challenges remain. (AP Photo/John Bazemore, File)

Lessons learned from 2016, but US faces new election threats

Jan. 26, 2020 9:48 AM EST

It’s been more than three years since Russia's sweeping and systematic effort to interfere in U.S. elections through disinformation on social media, stolen campaign emails and attacks on voting systems. U.S. officials have made advances in trying to prevent similar attacks from undermining the 2020 vote,...

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...