States Explore New Ways to Keep Their Voting Systems Secure

Two-Factor Authentication

Election security is on everyone’s mind in the leadup to November’s midterm elections. Although a measure to provide states with an additional $250 million to upgrade their voting systems recently failed in the Senate, many state officials are still working hard to adopt new security protocols and ensure the integrity of their upcoming elections. Replacing… Read more »

DHS Offers Election Security Guidance to State Officials

Voting Machine

The 2018 midterm elections are approaching fast, and the Department of Homeland Security is ratcheting up its efforts to help states shore up their voting systems in time for November. In addition to conducting risk and vulnerability assessments in 17 states, Homeland Security officials are also offering guidance on how states can best use their… Read more »

NY Senate Democrats Introduce Plans for Voting Reforms

New York Capitol Building

Despite New York’s long history of political engagement, the Empire State has struggled to combat consistently low voter turnout in recent years. Following the 2016 general election, a report from Nonprofit VOTE found that New York ranked 41st in the nation for voter turnout, with barely 57 percent of eligible voters casting ballots. New York’s ranking… Read more »

What Can America’s Electoral System Learn From the Oscars?

Oscar Statues

Earlier this month, millions of Americans tuned in to see which movies, actors and producers would take home an Oscar at the 2018 Academy Awards. It’s always an exciting event for film buffs, but in recent years the Oscars have gained the attention of statisticians and political scientists as well. That’s because since 2009, the… Read more »

Bipartisan Group of Senators Introduces Election Security Bill

Bipartisan Group of Senators Introduces Election Security Bill

Since American intelligence agencies revealed that Russian hackers attempted to probe electronic voting machines prior to the 2016 presidential election, election security has become a hot topic of discussion among politicians and computer scientists. Now, a new bipartisan bill called the Secure Elections Act is aiming quell concerns about voting machine vulnerabilities in time for… Read more »

Strategies to Help Increase Voter Turnout at Your Next Election

Strategies to Help Increase Voter Turnout at Your Next Election

Unfortunately, one of the most difficult parts about planning an election is getting people to show up for it. You might think that everyone would want to have their voice heard in the voting booth, many people have busy schedules these days, and as a result, they don’t always go out of their way to… Read more »

Proposed Bipartisan Bill Focuses on Election Cybersecurity

Proposed Bipartisan Bill Focuses on Election Cybersecurity

Election cybersecurity has become a hot topic of discussion in recent months, and it sounds as though it’s going to remain that way for the foreseeable future. As many states across the country prepare to hold elections this November, a number of U.S. senators are making a push to introduce a bipartisan bill that could… Read more »

Open Source Software Could Help Prevent Voting Machine Hacks

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America’s voting machines are getting old. Many of them are using decade-old technology to tally votes, and replacement parts are becoming hard to come by. But aging voting machines don’t just cause headaches for election officials; they can constitute a security risk as well. Recently, cybersecurity experts have urged state and city governments to invest… Read more »

Keep Your Next Election Simple and Secure With Online Voting

Keep Your Next Election Simple and Secure With Online Voting

Elections can be messy, but the voting process ensures that the leaders of an organization represent the voice of the majority—whether it be members of a school board, a labor union president or a co-op treasurer. Typically, the higher the voter turnout and the more secure the platform, the better. For these reasons and more,… Read more »

Paper Backups Could Improve Election Security

Paper Backups Could Improve Election Security

Election security is a topic that’s made a lot of headlines in recent years. With many states using voting machines that are more than a decade old, security experts have raised concerns that these aging machines could be vulnerable to hacking and tampering in future state and federal elections. That’s why many states are taking… Read more »