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electionlineWeekly — May 4, 2017

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 V. Tech Thursday

Michigan: Ingham County suffered a malware attack on its IT network which forced the county clerk’s office to shut down for two days as a preemptive measure to safeguard personal data. The county held a special election on Tuesday, but County Clerk Bar Byrum was confident in the security of the election.

Ohio: During this week’s election, the Mahoning County board of elections rolled out a new system allowing residents to track election results online, by countywide and precinct by precinct. According to Vindy.com, Mahoning is the first county in the state to use the TotalVote election night reporting system. It cost the county about $10,000 to purchase and implement the system. There were some bumps in the roll out, but the county is working to resolve them.

Virginia: The state has launched a new website, Restoration of Rights that provides resources for returning felons including how to get their voting rights restored.