Latest Electronic voting News

Judge blasts Georgia officials' handling of election system

Aug. 17, 2019 11:23 AM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia election officials have for years ignored, downplayed and failed to address serious problems with the state's election management system and voting machines, a federal judge said in a scathing order this week. U.S. District Judge Amy Totenberg said those problems place a burden on...

Judge: Georgia must scrap old voting machines after 2019

Aug. 15, 2019 2:54 PM EDT

ATLANTA (AP) — A federal judge overseeing a challenge to Georgia's outdated voting system said that after years of inaction in the face of warnings about vulnerabilities, state officials have finally taken a solid step in the right direction. But she foreshadowed a looming fight over the state's new...

Expert: Many Wisconsin elections clerks use outdated systems

Aug. 9, 2019 5:45 PM EDT

MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Hundreds of local clerks are using outdated computer systems or aren't installing security patches, leaving Wisconsin's election system vulnerable to potentially devastating cyberattacks, state elections officials fear. Election officials across the country have stepped up efforts to...

Election warnings blare, but action stalls in Congress

Jul. 25, 2019 11:10 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Robert Mueller warned that Russian interference is still happening "as we sit here." State election officials are anxious and underfunded, some running systems with outdated software and scrounging for replacement parts off e-Bay. And on Thursday a report from the Senate Intelligence...

House Democrats approve bill to strengthen election security

Jun. 27, 2019 7:45 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — Alarmed by Russian interference in 2016, House Democrats approved a bill Thursday aimed at strengthening election security for the 2020 race. The measure, approved 225-184 mostly along party lines, would require paper ballots in federal elections and authorize $775 million in grants over...

Swiss delay plans for nationwide e-voting, citing flaws

Jun. 27, 2019 6:33 AM EDT

GENEVA (AP) — Swiss officials are delaying plans to introduce electronic voting across the Alpine country, saying it's "premature" because of problems testing the security and reliability of the system. The Federal Council said there is support for e-voting in addition to mail-in and in-person balloting....