Some States Look To Feds For Help Replacing Old Voting Equipment — FCW


Some states look to feds for help replacing old voting equipment — FCW

Elections
Some states look to feds for help replacing old voting equipment
By Ben Berliner
Oct 26, 2017
 
With just over a year until the 2018 midterm elections, many election officials are calling for greater federal assistance in protecting state voting systems from interference. A group of House Democrats on Oct. 24 heard from state and federal officials worried that obsolete equipment was putting state election infrastructure at risk.
Thomas Hicks, Election Assistance Commission Commissioner called aging voting equipment “one of the biggest vulnerabilities I see right now,” noting that some states are using15-year-old machines that are at the end of their lifecycles. …

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