Tom Wolf

‘Pennsylvania Department of State Tells Counties Not to Allow Outside Access to Voting Systems’

‘The Pennsylvania agency in charge of elections has issued a new directive telling counties not to let outside parties access electronic voting systems or components of such systems, such as tabulators and ballot printers.

The directive from the Pennsylvania Department of State, released on July 9, says that county boards of elections ‘shall not’ provide any access to third parties that are seeking to examine the systems or system components.

If the counties do allow access, the voting equipment that is examined ‘will be considered no longer secure or reliable to use in subsequent elections’ and the department will withdraw its certification for the equipment.’