Latest Voting machines News

8 Kansas counties urged to upgrade their voting equipment

Oct. 13, 2019 4:50 PM EDT

TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — A handful of Kansas counties are being urged to upgrade their voting machines to a voting system that creates a paper record of each vote. The Topeka Capitol-Journal reports the American Association for the Advancement of Science urged Geary, Grant, Greeley, Hamilton, Harvey, Sumner,...

Tennessee voters appeal ruling in election security lawsuit

Oct. 8, 2019 2:20 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A group of voters is appealing a judge's dismissal of a lawsuit challenging the security of voting machines in Tennessee's largest county and calling for a switch to a handwritten ballot and a voter-verifiable paper trail. Lawyer Carol Chumney says Shelby County Advocates for Valid...

Fight over Philadelphia's voting machines may head to court

Oct. 2, 2019 9:21 AM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Former Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein is expected to ask a federal judge to block Philadelphia from using touchscreen machines under an agreement last year with Pennsylvania to settle her lawsuit over vote-counting in 2016's election. Stein objects to the machines and...

Judge denies motion to dismiss absentee ballot suit

Oct. 1, 2019 3:56 PM EDT

BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) — A Connecticut Superior Court judge has denied a request by Bridgeport officials to dismiss a lawsuit by three voters over an alleged miscount in the Democratic mayoral primary. Mayor Joe Ganim lost to state Sen. Marilyn Moore on the machine vote but won the absentee vote with a...

Fraud, misconduct threaten Afghan presidential election

Sep. 28, 2019 12:50 PM EDT

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Accusations of fraud and misconduct, more than scores of Taliban attacks, threatened to overwhelm the results of Saturday's vote for the next president of Afghanistan, denying the winner legitimacy and frustrating efforts to restart peace talks to end 18 years of war. When polls...

Indiana election upgrade leaves widespread paperless voting

Sep. 27, 2019 3:14 PM EDT

INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — Indiana officials are launching a statewide election system upgrade that will add devices to perhaps 2,000 voting electronic machines and allow them to display a paper record to voters. Those devices are intended for placement before the May 2020 primary on 10% of Indiana's paperless...

Lawmakers return to governor's fall 'conversation openers'

Sep. 21, 2019 12:25 PM EDT

HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Gov. Tom Wolf busied himself in the quiet Capitol over the summer with plans that didn't involve lawmakers: a way to finance new voting machines, new charter school regulations to write, gun violence prevention programs to create and more. With lawmakers returning to Harrisburg from...

Voting system components stolen from Atlanta election site

Sep. 17, 2019 3:03 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Two machines used to check voters into their voting location as part of Georgia's election system have been stolen from an Atlanta precinct. The theft occurred overnight, just hours before local elections began Tuesday. Secretary of State spokeswoman Tess Hammock says Fulton County and...

Federal judge dismisses voting security lawsuit in Tennessee

Sep. 13, 2019 7:19 PM EDT

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — A federal judge dismissed a lawsuit Friday challenging the security of voting machines in Tennessee's largest county and calling for a switch to a handwritten ballot and a voter-verifiable paper trial. U.S. District Judge Thomas Parker ruled that the lawsuit filed by a group of Shelby...

Cobb County to trial hand-marked paper ballot backup system

Sep. 7, 2019 11:35 AM EDT

MARIETTA, Ga. (AP) — Many Cobb County voters will cast hand-marked paper ballots in Nov. 5 municipal elections as part of a backup plan for Georgia's election equipment ordered by a federal judge. A paper ballot system will be trialed in the cities of Austell, Kennesaw, Powder Springs and Smyrna in those...