States Struggle To Upgrade Aging Voting Equipment — GCN
States struggle to upgrade aging voting equipment — GCN
States struggle to upgrade aging voting equipmentBy Ben Berliner
Oct 27, 2017
State and federal officials are worried that obsolete voting equipment may be putting state election infrastructure at risk.
At an Oct. 24 meeting of the Congressional Task Force on Election Security Forum, Election Assistance Commission Commissioner Thomas Hicks, called aging voting equipment “one of the biggest vulnerabilities I see right now.” Some states are using 15-year-old machines that are at the end of their lifecycles and don’t have resources to buy new equipment, Hicks said.
Concerns about aging equipment are heightened because of reports from the Department of Homeland Security that …