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August 22, 2018

States move quickly to tap funds for election security

  • More than a quarter of the $380 million will be used to buy new voting equipment in 33 states and territories, although not all by Nov. 6.
    Associated Press

    ATLANTA — Racing to shore up their election systems before November, states are using millions of dollars from the federal government to tighten cybersecurity, safeguard their voter registration rolls and improve communication between county and state election officers.

    The U.S. Election Assistance Commission released a report Tuesday showing how states plan to spend $380 million allocated by Congress last spring to strengthen voting systems amid ongoing threats from Russia and others.

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