Allen County voting machines are not connected to the internet or to any other voting system. Our tabulation equipment is not connected to the internet or any other network. We perform cybersecurity sweeps before and after each election to ensure that the voting equipment has not been altered. We work with our partners to continue to evolve as new technology and threats become apparent.
Allen County and the State of Indiana employ recommendations from security experts and have done so for many years. Independent testing and physical security are some of the strategies used to ensure accurate results. We perform acceptance, logic and accuracy testing prior to every election. We require and document bi-partisan representation during voting machine operations and tabulation. We conduct post-election audits and use VVPATS to compare voter verified paper trails to vote totals from a machine’s tabulator. We perform cybersecurity sweeps before and after each election to ensure that the voting equipment has not been altered.
Each voter has a single active record in the statewide voter registration database. When a ballot is received, it is recorded in that voter’s record. If the voter attempts to vote an additional time, the system warns the election official that a ballot has already been returned. Election workers will follow up and report attempts to the Election Board, who may report to the Prosecuting Attorney if further investigation is warranted.
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