New Measures For Michigan, Mid-Term Elections
New measures to bolster security for Michigan’s 2018 elections have been announced, but experts say they don’t go far enough. This year’s results will be hand-counted, instead of relying on optical voting machines and poll worker compliance. Secretary of State spokesman Fred Woodhams says the state has also replaced all election equipment since the 2016 presidential race, paid for by $40 million in state and federal funds. Critics are concerned that post-election audits are still optional in Michigan, unlike 32 other states.