GOP pushes back on cash governor seeks for voting machines

U.S. 06/12/19, 11:57

Republican lawmakers aren't committing to the money sought by Democratic Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Wolf to back up his demand that counties replace their voting machines by 2020's presidential elections.Republicans who control the Legislature say a roughly $34 billion budget counterproposal ...

Georgia high court hears appeal in election challenge

U.S. 05/07/19, 13:44

Georgia's highest court is mulling whether to reverse a lower court's dismissal of a lawsuit challenging the outcome of November's race for lieutenant governor in a case that focuses attention on the state's outdated voting machines. The lawsuit says tens of ...

Poll workers journey to reach India’s most remote voters

Asia & Pacific 04/13/19, 01:38

The figures involved in India's general election are staggering: 900 million voters, 83 million first-time voters, 11 million poll workers, nearly 4 million electronic voting machines, 1 million polling booths and 570 special trains for migrant laborers and security personnel.Such ...

Georgia Gov. Kemp signs new touchscreen voting machines bill

U.S. 04/04/19, 11:30

Georgia's Republican Gov. Brian Kemp has quietly signed a wide ranging elections bill authorizing the statewide purchase of new touchscreen voting machines that print a paper ballot.He signed it Tuesday, behind closed doors and without prior announcement, on the final ...

As 2020 nears, pressure grows to replace voting machines

U.S. 03/05/19, 07:57

A new report says time and money are running short for states to replace aging or inadequate voting machines before the 2020 presidential primaries.State and local election officials in 31 states say they want to replace their voting equipment before ...

Georgia House approves new electronic voting machines

U.S. 02/26/19, 16:49

Georgia House lawmakers approved using new electronic touchscreen voting machines that print a paper ballot by 2020, a big step toward replacing an outdated system that offered no verifiable paper trail.The proposal disregards cybersecurity experts who say hand-marked paper ballots ...

Audit says officials took freebies from voting machine firms

U.S. 02/22/19, 13:34

Pennsylvania's elected auditor said Friday that officials in 18 of the state's 67 counties reported accepting gifts, meals or trips from firms competing to sell or lease new voting machines ahead of the 2020 elections.Auditor General Eugene DePasquale said accepting ...

Schools, farms and voting machines in Wolf’s budget sights

U.S. 02/05/19, 11:38

Gov. Tom Wolf's new budget proposal requests hundreds of millions of dollars more for Pennsylvania's schools, as well as a sprinkling of money for new voting machines and new programs to improve worker training and the agricultural sector.The Democrat is ...

Review of Wisconsin voting machines could be made public

U.S. 01/30/19, 13:09

Election security experts are watching a Wisconsin court case stemming from the 2016 presidential recount that could result in the first public conclusions on whether closely guarded ballot-counting machines were hacked or failed to perform. The key question at the heart ...

Georgia official seeks to replace criticized voting machines

U.S. 01/23/19, 18:11

Georgia's new elections chief asked lawmakers Wednesday for $150 million to replace the state's outdated electronic voting machines. In doing so, he all but closed the door on a hand-marked paper balloting system that experts say is cheapest and most ...

Changes may be ahead for criticized Georgia election system

U.S. 01/01/19, 09:23

Georgia's outdated election system has drawn criticism from cybersecurity experts and voting integrity advocates, and now a commission tasked with examining potential replacements is preparing to make recommendations to lawmakers.The paperless system was closely scrutinized during last year's nationally watched ...

EXPLAINS: Why groundbreaking Congo vote could stumble

Africa 12/30/18, 00:26

Rich in the minerals that power the world's mobile phones and laptops, yet desperately underdeveloped, Congo votes on Sunday for its first new president in nearly two decades. This could be the sprawling country's first peaceful, democratic transfer of power.But ...

Confusion, anger grow as Congo faces Sunday’s election

Africa 12/25/18, 09:57

As Congo hurtles toward Sunday's already troubled election, the opposition is urging mobile phone companies to disable SIM cards provided for voting machines.Concerns are growing about how the ballots of 40 million voters will be counted and shared. Some worry ...

Congo delays presidential vote until Dec. 30, citing fire

World 12/20/18, 12:16

Congo's electoral commission has delayed the country's long-awaited presidential election until Dec. 30, citing a recent fire that destroyed 80 percent of the voting machines in the capital.The vote had been scheduled for Sunday. This is the latest of several ...

Congo: Ebola outbreak ‘certainly’ to last 3-4 months more

World 12/20/18, 11:52

The second-deadliest Ebola outbreak in history is "certainly" expected to continue for another three or four months, Congo's health minister said Thursday.In an interview with The Associated Press, Health Minister Oly Ilunga also sought to calm concerns days ahead of ...

Fire ruins 80 percent of Congo capital’s voting machines

World 12/13/18, 10:36

An early-morning fire in Congo's capital destroyed nearly 80 percent of the capital city's voting machines just 10 days before the presidential election, officials said Thursday, saying the blaze appeared to be criminal but vowing that it would not disrupt ...

Explains: Workers try to decipher intent in hand recount

U.S. 11/16/18, 14:44

Sometimes voters put a check next to a candidate's name instead of filling in an oval that a voting machine can read. Other times, they mistake the abbreviation for "Republican Party" with the abbreviation for "Reform Party" and pick both ...

Update: Judge rejects challenge to rules of hand recount

U.S. 11/16/18, 07:58

The Latest on the Florida recount (all times local): 7:55 a.m. A Florida judge is rejecting a challenge to the rules that will be used in a hand recount in the state's contentious U.S. Senate race. Palm Beach County Supervisor Of Elections Susan ...

Florida recount chugs along as more irregularities surface

U.S. 11/13/18, 03:02

Florida's election recount of its Senate and governor's races is chugging along as more irregularities are uncovered.Bay County revealed Monday that it had allowed some hurricane-displaced voters to cast their ballots by email — a violation of state law.An election ...

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