‘Free and Fair’ Elections?

‘Free and Fair’ Elections?


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Russian Hacking Fuels Return to Paper Ballots

October 3, 2017

After the "hanging chad" fiasco during the 2000 presidential recount, many states and counties switched to electronic-only voting machines to modernize their systems. Now, amid security concerns over Russian hackers targeting state voting systems in last year’s election, there’s a renewed focus on shifting to paper ballots.

How Voters With Disabilities Are Blocked From the Ballot Box

February 1, 2018

Barriers are not unusual for the more than 35 million voting-age Americans with disabilities. As many jurisdictions return to paper ballots to address cybersecurity concerns — nearly half of Americans now vote on paper ballots, counted digitally or by optical scanners — such obstacles are likely to get worse.

Voting Lines Are Shorter — But Mostly for Whites

February 15, 2018

Minority communities have not benefited as much as white communities have from innovations to shorten lines.

Is Your County Elections Clerk Ready for Russian Hackers?

March 15, 2018

In a decentralized election system with more than 10,000 separate jurisdictions, the onus for security is on local officials.

Thousands Lose Right to Vote Under 'Incompetence' Laws

March 21, 2018

Adults with mental disabilities often lose their right to vote for ambiguous and inconsistent reasons.

Trump-Approved Budget Short on Election Security, Counties Say

March 29, 2018

In 41 states, some counties and cities use election equipment that is more than a decade old. Older machines are more likely to malfunction or break down on Election Day, and are susceptible to wireless malware attacks.

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