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 VII. Tech Thursday

California: This week, the San Mateo County Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder and Elections Department launched a new, integrated website at www.smcacre.org. “In this rapidly changing technological age, it is essential that citizens have real-time access to the vast array of information, services and data the Department of the Assessor-County Clerk-Recorder and Elections (ACRE) provides,” said Mark Church, San Mateo’s assessor, clerk, recorder and chief elections officer.  The website is compatible with many modern browsers (Chrome, Safari, Firefox, IE, and Edge).  The site increases accessibility to visually impaired and disabled persons by adhering to Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0.  Additionally, two prominent features are Google Translator, which is offered in ten languages, along with an online search tool to quickly locate information.

Pennsylvania: The University of Pittsburgh Institute of Cyber Law, Policy and Security will soon start a project on voting security with the goal of coming up with suggestions to improve Pennsylvania’s election security.