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Funding election infrastructure is a popular theme this week. On Monday, Virginia Governor McAuliffe announced a plan to spend $28 million to upgrade voting machines and technology. Yesterday, the Maryland Board of Public Works approved a $28 million contract to replace the state’s current touch-screen voting system with machines that scan paper ballots, which voters read more
Today, Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe proposed a one-time investment of $28 million to change and upgrade voting machines, electronic poll books, and the state elections website. Voting machines, electronic poll books, and @vaELECT website to be replaced and upgraded. @GovernorVA #VAvotingInitiative — VA Dept of Elections (@vaELECT) December 15, 2014 In his proposal the state read more
As last week’s webinar showed, it’s never too early to start thinking about the 2012 election. In preparing for next year, many elections officials will utilize a variety of new voting technologies. Technology will impact voter registration, voter information, the voting experience itself, and administrative practices—like how ballots are counted and monitored. Finally catching the read more
A new report from The Hispanic Institute found that Hispanics are the leading users of mobile phones and social media in the U.S. The study, “Connected Hispanics and Civic Engagement,” highlights the three areas Hispanics have used technology to affect change–immigration, education, and voter registration. Gus West of The Hispanic Institute said, “Latinos depend on read more