ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's highest court is mulling whether to reverse a lower court's dismissal of a lawsuit challenging the outcome of November's race for lieutenant governor in a case that...
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania's Senate moved Tuesday to potentially delay the ability of the state's governor to decertify voting machines in expectation of replacing them all by 2020's...
ATLANTA (AP) — A sweeping lawsuit challenging the way Georgia elections are run is being put to an initial test as a federal judge considers a request by state election officials to toss it...
Poll workers journey to reach India’s most remote voters
NEW DELHI (AP) — The figures involved in India's general election are staggering: 900 million voters, 83 million first-time voters, 11 million poll workers, nearly 4 million electronic voting...
Election officials sailed boats and ships, trekked through dense forest and summited mountains to carry voting machines to even the most remote parts of India for national elections.
ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's Republican Gov. Brian Kemp has quietly signed a wide ranging elections bill authorizing the statewide purchase of new touchscreen voting machines that print a paper...
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana's secretary of state told lawmakers Tuesday that he hopes to restart efforts to replace thousands of voting machines this summer, after the last effort was...
Nashville panel OKs new voting machines with paper trail
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A Nashville election panel has given approval to buy voting machines that create a paper trail of votes.
The Davidson County Election Commission voted Thursday in...
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Amid growing national concerns about election security, Tennessee's three largest counties plan to begin using voting machines that produce a verifiable paper trail in time...
Barton County replacing aging voting equipment
GREAT BEND, Kan. (AP) — Barton County is purchasing new voting equipment to replace its aging machines and move back to using paper ballots.
The Great Bend Tribune reports that commissioners...
ATLANTA (AP) — Legislation calling for Georgia to purchase new electronic touchscreen voting machines that print a paper ballot is headed to the governor's desk.
Georgia Senate backs new electronic voting machines
ATLANTA (AP) — Just months after a contentious race for Georgia governor, and amid several election-related lawsuits and a probe by U.S. House Democrats, the state Senate on Wednesday approved a...
Indiana county approves $3M for new voting machines
SOUTH BEND, Ind. (AP) — A county in northern Indiana plans to spend $3 million for new touch screen voting machines.
The South Bend Tribune reports the St. Joseph County Council unanimously...
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The Latest on the South Carolina budget (all times local):
South Carolina House lawmakers are closer to approving a budget to fund the state government...
Georgia's largest counties failed to prepare for heavy turnout in the state's fiercely contested 2018 elections, resulting in wait times of up to four hours at the polls and delays in processing...
VINCENNES, Ind. (AP) — Election officials in a southwestern Indiana county have nixed an idea to save money by not using voting machines during an upcoming primary vote.
ATLANTA (AP) — The Latest on Georgia's election system (all times local):
A wide-ranging elections bill that moves Georgia to new touchscreen voting machines that print paper...
- The Herald-DispatchLawrence commission commits to new voting machinesMay 9, 2019
- Wilkes-Barre Citizens' VoiceCrispell Not On Committee To Review Electronic Voting Machine ProposalsApril 10, 2019
- Houston ChronicleReport: 277,000 Texas voters vied with machine glitches, poor access to polls and other issues in 2018March 26, 2019
- Wilkes-Barre Citizens' VoiceQuestions Abound Over New Voting MachinesMarch 22, 2019
ATLANTA (AP) — Time and money are running short for states to replace aging or inadequate voting machines before the 2020 presidential primaries, according to a report released...
VINCENNES, Ind. (AP) — Election officials in a southwestern Indiana county are expected to consider whether to save money by not using voting machines during an upcoming primary vote.
Justice Department says blind voter’s complaint resolved
CONCORD, N.H. (AP) — The U.S. Justice Department says it's resolved a complaint with the city of Concord, New Hampshire, stemming from 2015 alleging that the city failed to provide an accessible...
Georgia House approves new electronic voting machines
ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia House lawmakers on Tuesday approved moving the state to new electronic touchscreen voting machines that print a paper ballot, a big step toward replacing the current...
Budget writers want more oversight of new voting machines
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — Budget writers in the South Carolina House don't want the State Election Commission to have the final decision on choosing the state's new voting machines.
Auditor says officials took voting machine vendors’ freebies
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Pennsylvania's elected auditor said Friday that officials in 18 of the state's 67 counties reported accepting gifts, meals or trips from firms competing to sell or lease new...
Electronic voting machines clear hurdles in Georgia House
ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia voters could soon get new electronic touchscreen voting machines that print a paper ballot under fast-moving legislation approved Thursday by a House subcommittee and then...
The Latest: Electronic voting machines clear 2 hurdles in GA
ATLANTA (AP) — The Latest on a push for new voting equipment in Georgia (all times local):
A Georgia House committee has approved legislation that would move the state to new...
Georgia hearing on voting machines moves into day 3
ATLANTA (AP) — A hearing on what type of new voting system Georgia should adopt will move into its third day after over seven hours of sometimes raucous public testimony.
- BusinessWireDenim Group Recognized as a Trusted Election Security Advisor to Help States Prepare for the Prospect of Nation-State InterferenceOctober 3, 2018
- Globe NewswireBlack Hat USA 2018 Briefings Spotlight Vulnerabilities in Voting Machines, Cars, Emergency Systems, Critical Infrastructure, Payment Systems & MoreJune 6, 2018
Pennsylvania must replace voting machines, lawmakers told
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Failing to replace its roughly 25,000 voting machines by next year's elections could leave Pennsylvania as the only state without voter-verifiable paper systems, and...
Packed hearing on Georgia voting machines to go a second day
ATLANTA (AP) — A packed hearing on what sort of new voting machines Georgia should adopt will spill over into a second day to accommodate a long list of people wishing to testify at the state...
Georgia bill would replace state’s outdated voting machines
ATLANTA (AP) — Three months after a much-disputed election for Georgia governor, lawmakers have filed a bill to make the state use voting machines that have electronic ballot markers and print a paper ballot.
Governor removes entire Richland County Elections Board
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — South Carolina Gov. Henry McMaster has removed the entire Richland County Election Board after officials failed to count more than 1,000 ballots in the 2018 election.
Unclaimed $1.5B prize: South Carolina could be big loser too
COLUMBIA, S.C. (AP) — The winner of a $1.54 billion lottery jackpot in South Carolina has yet to come forward. That means the state of South Carolina might be a big loser too.
Economic officials on Thursday removed the estimated $61 million windfall the winner was expected to pay in state income taxes from tax and other estimates.
Correction: Georgia-Voting Machines story
ATLANTA (AP) — In a story Feb. 8 about a challenge to Georgia's voting machines, The Associated Press reported erroneously that a federal appeals court ruling affects two lawsuits. It is actually a single lawsuit with two sets of plaintiffs that is affected.
A corrected version of the story is below:
Court: Suit challenging Georgia voting machines can proceed
County with voting problems to spend $15M on new machines
WEST PALM BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A Florida county where voting problems led to the suspension and resignation of its elections supervisor is spending $15.7 million on new voting machines.
Schools, farms and voting machines in Wolf’s budget sights
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — Gov. Tom Wolf is seeking hundreds of millions of dollars more for schools in his budget proposal released Tuesday, as well as a sprinkling of money for new voting machines and programs to improve worker training and the agricultural sector.
The Democrat is also seeking new tuition aid for community college students who remain in Pennsylvania.
Voting machine makers appeal Wisconsin nondisclosure ruling
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Two voting machine manufacturers are appealing a Wisconsin judge's ruling allowing former Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein's experts to comment on their review of the state's election software.
Stein's request for a recount of Wisconsin's 2016 presidential election results grants her the right to review voting machines. The review hasn't been scheduled yet, but it could reveal whether the devices were hacked.
Review of Wisconsin voting machines could be made public
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Election security experts are watching a Wisconsin court case stemming from the 2016 presidential recount that could result in the first public conclusions on whether closely guarded ballot-counting machines were hacked or failed to perform.
The key question at the heart of the case is whether former Green Party presidential candidate Jill Stein will be allowed to comment publicly on what her auditors find in a review of Wisconsin voting machines' computer code.
Report outlines ways to make Pennsylvania voting more secure
HARRISBURG, Pa. (AP) — A report issued Tuesday says Pennsylvania should adopt changes to make its elections more secure — encouraging the replacement of older voting machines, enhanced security of voter rolls and better contingency planning for cyberattacks and other technological challenges.
Georgia official seeks to replace criticized voting machines
ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's new elections chief asked lawmakers Wednesday for $150 million to replace the state's outdated electronic voting machines. In doing so, he all but closed the door on a hand-marked paper balloting system that experts say is cheapest and most secure.
State legislature to consider Gov. Kemp’s budget proposals
ATLANTA (AP) — The coming days in the Georgia legislature are all about one, all-encompassing proposal: the state budget.
While the state House and Senate will not hold floor sessions, many lawmakers will return to the Capitol on Tuesday — after a the long holiday weekend in honor of the Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. — for joint budget hearings. That's where they'll hash out the amended budget for fiscal year 2019 and general budget for fiscal year 2020, which begins July 1.
Lawmakers to consider voting machines, airport management
ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia lawmakers return to the state Capitol on Jan. 14 with a full slate of priorities as they consider replacing the state's aging touchscreen voting machines and mull changing the management structure of Atlanta's airport. But one major question remains: what legislation will be on incoming Republican Gov.-elect Brian Kemp's agenda?
Here is a look at some of the issues and trends to watch as Georgia's 2019 legislative session begins:
Commission recommends machine-marked ballots for Georgia
ATLANTA (AP) — After Georgia's 2018 elections focused stinging criticism on the state's outdated election system, a study commission voted Thursday to recommend the use of machines that record votes and print a record.
Members of the panel tasked with considering a potential replacement chose that option over hand-marked paper ballots favored by cybersecurity experts.
Judge calls for lost ballots to be counted in city election
FAIRMONT, W.Va. (AP) — A circuit judge in West Virginia has called for 57 lost ballots to be counted toward a city council election.
Changes may be ahead for criticized Georgia election system
ATLANTA (AP) — Georgia's outdated election system has drawn criticism from cybersecurity experts and voting integrity advocates, and now a commission tasked with examining potential replacements is preparing to make recommendations to lawmakers.
The Latest: As Congo polls close, 1 is just about to open
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — The Latest on Congo's presidential election (all times local):
AP Explains: Why groundbreaking Congo vote could stumble
JOHANNESBURG (AP) — Rich in the minerals that power the world's mobile phones and laptops, yet desperately underdeveloped, Congo votes on Sunday for its first new president in nearly two decades. This could be the sprawling country's first peaceful, democratic transfer of power.
Confusion, anger grow as Congo faces Sunday’s election
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — As Congo hurtles toward Sunday's already troubled election, the opposition on Tuesday urged mobile phone companies to disable SIM cards provided for voting machines as concerns grow about how the ballots of some 40 million people will be counted and shared.
Congo delays presidential vote until Dec. 30, citing fire
KINSHASA, Congo (AP) — Congo's electoral commission on Thursday delayed the country's long-awaited presidential election until Dec. 30, citing a recent fire that destroyed 80 percent of the voting machines in the capital.
Congo: Ebola outbreak ‘certainly’ to last 3-4 months more
BENI, Congo (AP) — The second-deadliest Ebola outbreak in history is "certainly" expected to continue for another three or four months, Congo's health minister said Thursday.
In an interview with The Associated Press, Health Minister Oly Ilunga also sought to calm concerns days ahead of a presidential election in which millions of people will use touch-screen voting machines. The deadly Ebola virus is spread via infected bodily fluids, so some worry they may pick it up from the screens.