Election Security

In perpetual fight against distrust, election official arranged a rare test that allowed the public to mark test ballots.
“Can we go back to focusing on the testing, please?” official pleads as crowd demands answers to conspiracy theories.
The “chain of custody” process and other rules to safeguard election equipment are only as strong as the clerks who follow them.
Here are a few stories we’ve written lately that debunk misinformation and reveal new information about the forces seeking to undermine elections.
Case cites election-integrity group’s own public claims that it stole data from Michigan company that makes software for managing poll workers.
The obscure document produced by some ballot tabulators won’t prove the fraud activists think it will, experts say.
Aggrieved anti-fluoride activists, low pay, and understaffing eventually drove away Gillespie County’s election officials.
Texas attorney general’s office sent multiple memos this summer instructing election officials to follow longtime precedent. Then he changed his mind.
Attorney general’s opinion invites lawsuits over long-established ballot security and subjects election officials for possible criminal charges.
Surge in observers during the primary, along with tensions and disruptions, leads to NC rule tightening.
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