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State election officials: Paper ballots, more threat info from feds are essential for cybersecurity

January 11, 2018 |
Maggie Miller
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State election officials and others pushed for greater reliance on paper ballots and more transparency on cyber threats from federal agencies during a special summit on securing the 2018 mid-term elections, hosted Wednesday by the U.S. Election Assistance Commission.

The officials, including EAC commissioners and the secretaries of state of Washington and Rhode Island, laid out the current status of the election system, with several urging a move toward paper ballots instead of voting online to minimize cyber risks.

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