VI. Tech Thursday
Kansas: Following a report in Gizmodo, Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach has removed certain public records from the state’s website after the website discovered that the records revealed partial Social Security numbers of state officials.
Kentucky: According to Gizmodo, Kentucky quietly pulled out of the Interstate Crosscheck System back in June of 2017. A source with direct knowledge of the decision told Gizmodo that Kentucky never used the data that it received from Crosscheck for the purpose of purging voter rolls because the data was “unreliable.”
Minnesota: Secretary of State Steve Simon has announced $7 million in grant funding for counties to purchase new election equipment. The grants will cover half the costs of mandatory equipment such as ballot counters and 75 percent of the cost of e-poll books.
Mississippi: Congratulations to the secretary of state’s office for receiving a Silver W³ Award for Y’all Vote. The W³ Awards honor creative excellence on the web and recognize the people behind award-winning sites, marketing programs, social content, mobile site/apps, and onlinevideo. The W³ Awards are sponsored and judged by the Academy of Interactive and Visual Arts (AIVA), top-tier media, interactive, advertising, and marketing professionals.