Election Security

The request to the U.S. Department of Justice comes after Texas undermined ballot secrecy in the name of election transparency.

The paint just dried on the county’s new elections building. Will new people in a new place pull off a successful election?

The action comes after Votebeat and The Texas Tribune confirmed that some voters’ choices can later be identified through legally available records.

Election officials are running tests and soliciting advice on handling the extra paper.

‘What we're seeing right now is that conflict between transparency and secrecy.’

The public has wide access to a trove of records that, in some cases, can be used to figure out exactly how someone voted. Election administrators want that fixed.

Lawmaker says his plan would reduce frivolous court challenges and improve voter trust. Some Democrats worry about confidentiality.

From Arizona to Pennsylvania, Votebeat’s coverage has led to reforms that make democracy function better.

Inquiry into Steven Frid began in the fall after an anonymous complaint and led to his ouster from the Election Assistance Commission.

They’re suing for the right to cast absentee ballots electronically, but security concerns stand in the way.

Claire Woodall runs through a 26-point checklist to ensure that ballots are handled correctly, and the public has a chance to watch what happens.

Al Schmidt, Pennsylvania’s secretary of state, answered audience questions about trust in elections and misinformation.

An Arizona grand jury alleged that Supervisors Tom Crosby and Peggy Judd engaged in a conspiracy and interference after the midterm election.

What you need to know about voting machines to be ready in case false claims about them spread.

‘The world was on fire’: Election officials on expecting the unexpected

The southern Arizona county is torn on next steps after shutting down a state grant to test new ballot paper with watermarks.

‘The old same dirty tricks’: Election officials and experts come together to assess potential impact of AI

A commotion over the midterm election in the rural Arizona county attracted national attention. Now, there are efforts to connect and rebuild.