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...

Georgia editorial roundup

Nov. 13, 2019 2:47 PM EST

Recent editorials from Georgia newspapers: ___ Nov. 12 The Augusta Chronicle on Paine College’s response to a reported sexual assault on campus: When we met with Paine College’s then-President Dr. Jerry Hardee earlier this year, he explained how the school treats its student body like a tight-knit...

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...

Arkansas election office may move due to high mold levels

Nov. 11, 2019 3:08 PM EST

PINE BLUFF, Ark. (AP) — Mold contamination at an election commission office in Arkansas is so extreme that staff health and electronic voting machines are at risk, and officials are looking for an alternative working space. Aerus air quality technicians who inspected the Jefferson County Election...

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...

The Latest: 2nd Georgia county reports voter check-in glitch

Nov. 5, 2019 2:29 PM EST

ATLANTA (AP) — The Latest on Georgia's test of new voting machines during local elections in six counties (all times local): 2:30 p.m. A second Georgia county is keeping polls open late because of a glitch with new equipment used to check voters' registration. Lowndes County election supervisor Deb Cox...

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...