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electionlineWeekly — March 16, 2017

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 VI. Tech Thursday

Georgia: A group of 20 technology experts have written a letter to Secretary of State Brian Kemp urging that, following a suspected data breach, the state should stop using electronic voting machines and should switch to paper-based balloting. Elections officials are rejecting the call.

New York: The New York City board of elections is seeking $1.3 million from the city council to upgrade cybersecurity measures. The money would cover 16 new staffers to implement and maintain an upgraded cybersecurity system.

Ohio: The Seneca County board of commissioners have appropriated $54,000 for the county’s board of election to purchase e-poll books. The BOE has chosen the KnowInk-produced Poll Pad. The county will purchase 55 e-poll books and hope to have them in place by the May 2 election.