Modern Upgrades In Voting Booth

Election Vote

Hanging chads will mostly be a thing of the past when most Arkansans enter the voting booth and find touchscreens and innovative software mostly associated with smartphones, tablets, self-driving cars and other smart technologies.

According to state election officials, most of Arkansas’ 75 counties will roll out new voting equipment when early voting began Monday that was funded by federal election security grants handed out to all 50 states, Washington, D.C. and U.S. territories over the past six months.

Those funds, known as Help America Vote Act (HAVA), were a part of the $1.3 trillion omnibus appropriations package signed into law by President Donald Trump in late March to avert a government shutdown. The 2018 HAVA election security package included $380 million in grants, made available to states to improve the administration of elections for federal office, including to enhance technology and make certain election security improvements.    MORE

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