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Voting Security: Are Indiana's voting systems ready for the November's elections?

Posted: 7:13 PM, Sep 27, 2018
Updated: 2018-09-27 21:47:58-04
Are Indiana's voting systems ready for November?
Are Indiana's voting systems ready for November?

INDIANAPOLIS -- The mid-term elections are coming up in just over a month, and we’re taking a look at voting security in the state of Indiana to see just how ready the state is to handle your vote and keep it safe. 

Secretary of State Connie Lawson is charged with the responsibility of overseeing elections, and she says all systems are ready to go and her office is on top of the latest recommendations.

“We are following the best practices,” said Lawson. “We have the federal Department of Homeland Security in our office. They do a cyber hygiene test every other week. They also do a risk and vulnerability assessment. We’ve taken their suggestions and improved our system as a result of that RVA.”

Most, but not all, Indiana counties have a paper trail to back up votes cast on machines. That is one of the things Lawson says she wants to improve before the presidential election in 2020.

If you’re not registered to vote, you still have time. The deadline to register to vote in Indiana is October 9.

You can get more information on what you need to register and where you can do it at online at the Indiana Election Division

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