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As The 2020 Election Ramps Up, Will Voting Be Any Safer?

Daniel Sangjib Min/Richmond Times-Dispatch via AP
Voters cast their ballots at Robious Elementary School in Chesterfield, Va., on Tuesday, November 6, 2018.

On the next Your Call, we’ll discuss election security and touchscreen voting machines.

What can we expect in November’s presidential election? According to the Brennan Center for Justice, over 16 million people will vote on electronic machines. Most of them will vote on machines owned by two companies, Election Systems and Software and Dominion Voting. Most leading election security experts oppose electronic voting and favor hand-marked paper ballots.


Dr. Barbara Simons, board chair of Verified Voting

Kammie Foote, county clerk/recorder for Inyo County


Web Resources:


Check your voter status in California


Verified Voting: Polling Place Equipment Map


Gothamist: NY Contemplates New Touchscreen Voting Machines With Troubled Track Record

Bloomberg: America Won’t Give Up Its Hackable Wireless Voting Machines

The Washington Post: As Georgia rolls out new voting machines for 2020, worries about election security persist

Mother Jones: A New Voting System Promises Reliable Paper Records. Security Experts Warn It Can’t Be Trusted.