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Election Security

‘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 secure ballots.

Heather Honey’s work has been cited by former president Donald Trump and conservative lawyer Cleta Mitchell. A Votebeat investigation shows her most influential report — critical of ERIC — is based on distortions and incomplete data.

‘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.

At the U.S. Election Assistance Commission, is history doomed to repeat itself?

Northampton County officials say the machines are correctly recording votes even if the paper ballot doesn’t match.

The MacArthur Foundation chose Bassin as a genius grant recipient. He hopes the attention boosts his mission.

Heider Garcia will replace Michael Scarpello, who had led the elections department in Dallas since 2020.

Chaos in Congress could leave local election officials without the resources they need for 2024. 

Detailed questions, lots of poll workers turn out for an event featuring secretaries of state from both parties. 

At hearing, election officials and advocates describe recent threats that risk driving election workers from their jobs.

Cochise County won’t contract with Authentix, a company that partnered with Mark Finchem to try to make its ballot security products mandatory.

Department of State reaches agreement after advocates raised concerns in 2019 with a new voting machine that glitched and compromised voter privacy in its first year.

Shelby Township residents criticize Stanley Grot, who is accused of trying to cast the state’s electoral votes for Trump in 2020.

After filing indictments against Matthew DePerno and other leaders in the alleged plot to seize tabulators, special prosecutor concludes the case without bringing charges against other suspects. 

In seven states, Trump allies sent electoral votes to Congress despite his loss. Some are facing investigations and criminal charges. But the saga has a twist in the Keystone State.

Election officials welcome long-awaited updates to voluntary voting machine standards, but worry they could spark more misinformation

The defendants are accused of secretly meeting on Dec. 14, 2020  to submit forged certificates falsely confirming that Michigan had voted for Donald Trump, despite Joe Biden’s victory.