Voting

There Are 420 Days Left Until The 2020 Presidential Election

News – High Times If you’re counting down the 2020 presidential election, today marks an important milestone on the campaign trail, with 420 days left until it’s time to cast your ballot. And if, like many Americans, you’re making marijuana policy reform a priority next year, as in finally making marijuana legal across the United […]

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Political Action Committee Files Petition to Get Recreational Cannabis on Florida Ballot

News – High Times A campaign to get a ballot measure in front of Florida voters to legalize recreational marijuana in 2020 was announced Thursday. It is backed by MedMen, one of the US cannabis industry’s largest companies. The Adult Use of Marijuana initiative would give the go-ahead to adults 21 years and older to […]

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Napa County Ballot to Include Initiative for Commercial Cannabis Cultivation

News – High Times Will wine tasters be set off their cabernet sauvignon should Napa County decide to allow farmers to legally grow marijuana? Local vineyard industry leaders told the Napa County Board of Supervisors that they would at a meeting on Tuesday. In response, the board decided to send the issue of local pot […]

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Arizona Voters May Have Recreational Cannabis on the 2020 Ballot

News – High Times A campaign is underway in Arizona to put the question of recreational cannabis legalization on the ballot for 2020. The group spearheading the effort, Smart and Safe Arizona, was behind a push to legalize cannabis in 2016. Their previous campaign faced major opposition from the Arizona Chamber of Commerce. But Smart […]

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Think, think and think before you cast a vote

Timmins Daily Press Our short summer in Northern Ontario is beginning to fade. Summer is so precious to all of us in the north and this year we started very late with warm weather. Even the blueberries are holding back, but hopefully they will be ready for picking in a week or two. With fall […]

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Major voting machine maker backs away from paperless models

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images Voting machine security is still a sore point, but at least some vendors are starting to change their tune. ES&S chief Tom Burt has declared that his company will “no longer sell” paperless voting machines as the “primary” voting device for a given jurisdiction. It’s just […]

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Software firm may have exposed North Carolina to election hackers in 2016

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links AP Photo/Gerry Broome Voting system security is problematic enough, but one company might have unintentionally laid out a welcome mat for hackers. Politico claims VR Systems, a voting software firm targeted by Russians, took a gigantic risk in 2016 by using remote access software to connect to a computer in […]

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Microsoft wants to secure elections and political campaigns

Engadget RSS Feed Sponsored Links ASSOCIATED PRESS Get the jokes about voting booths crashing left and right out of your system: Microsoft announced today that it’s taking a few steps towards election security. First up is ElectionGuard, an open source software development kit that will offer public verifiability and other security measures for elections. Since […]

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Twitter adds option to report attempts to mislead voters

Mashable Twitter has announced a new enforcement feature in order to curb misinformation about voting in elections. Image: Thomas Trutschel/Photothek via Getty Images By Matt Binder2019-04-24 15:20:30 UTC Twitter is stepping up its fight against misinformation and voter manipulation. In a blog post, Twitter announced a new reporting feature for tweets that attempt to spread […]

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Twitter makes it easier to report election tweets that deliberately mislead people

Engadget RSS Feed Twitter With a number of high profile elections taking place around the world in the coming months, social media platforms are gearing themselves up for the inevitable onslaught of fake news and misleading information. Twitter has announced that it’s doubling down on its efforts in this area with a new feature that […]

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