Tag Archives: Elections

Officials laud election security as 2020 vote looms

With Tuesday’s low-profile local vote fast approaching, many eyes will soon be turning to election security in 2020. Local and state officials say elections are more secure than ever before and they’ll remain vigilant to stop any potential interference or ballot tampering. “Things are going well for us,” said Lane County Clerk Cheryl Betschart, who […]
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Why These 5 States Hold Odd-Year Elections, Bucking The Trend

If you follow politics, you’re probably inundated by news of the 2020 presidential race by now. But did you know that 2019 is an election year too? This month, five states will hold big general elections. Voters in Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Jersey and Virginia will elect either a whole slew of state lawmakers or […]
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Director of elections in Oregon talks election security

Oregon Elections Director Steve Trout talks one-on-one with Steve Dunn about election security and how your vote is protected. Watch the full interview above. Source: Director of elections in Oregon talks election security | KATU

A simple step every state could take to safeguard elections

State Library Ed. Note: If you cannot access this story via the link below, state employees can access this Washington Post story HERE via the State Library’s subscription to the US Newstream database. Alternatively, state employees can contact us for access: library.help@state.or.us or 503-378-8800. ELECTION SECURITY is a complex challenge. One essential step, however, is so simple it can be […]
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Editorial: Ballot security will be the issue

More than 400 Oregonians, all of them living overseas, will have the opportunity to take part in a voting experiment this November. They’re legal residents of Jackson and Umatilla counties, and they’ll be able to use their smartphones to vote back home. Source: Editorial: Ballot security will be the issue;

The Cybersecurity 202: Ransomware attack against the 2020 election could disrupt statewide voting databases 

State Library Ed. Note: If you cannot access this story via the link below, state employees can access this Washington Post story HERE via the State Library’s subscription to the US Newstream database. Alternatively, state employees can contact us for access: library.help@state.or.us or 503-378-8800. “We’re not going to let the Russians come back. We’re not going to let the Chinese, we’re […]
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Editorial: Disclosure still the best voter insurance

On Sept. 4 the Oregon Supreme Court refused to delay hearing arguments in a campaign finance case from Multnomah County until after the 2020 election. The delay raises the possibility that campaign contributions could be limited before the 2020 general election. Court direction about what’s legal and what’s not should set a clearer path for […]
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Hass makes it official: He’s running for secretary of state

State Sen. Mark Hass on Tuesday officially launched his campaign to be Oregon’s next secretary of state. Source: Pamplin Media Group – Hass makes it official: He’s running for secretary of state

Portland’s New Public Campaign Financing Software In A Mad Dash To Meet Deadlines

With just weeks to go until candidates can opt in to a new public campaign financing program, the city of Portland, Oregon, is still testing the software that will run it. A recent oversight report shows the software, developed by the nonprofit Civic Software Foundation, is at risk of not being delivered on time before the […]
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Capitol roundup: 2020 election buzz building

Money, voting security and a new way to count votes are in the mix. Money, security and a new way of voting are part of the growing drumbeat of news surrounding the 2020 election. The number of candidates who have created campaign finance committees has jumped to 79 as of Tuesday. Candidates can’t officially file […]
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