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Every county in Pennsylvania will have new voting machines with paper trails in 2020

“The shift from paperless [electronic] machines to having individual paper ballots is a sea change,” said the policy director of the University of Pittsburgh Institute for Cyber Law, Policy, and Security. “It’s great, it’s huge, it was necessary.”

New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy restores voting rights for 80,000 on probation or parole

"I am proud to sign one of the most progressive expungement laws in the nation, which will allow more New Jerseyans the opportunity to fully engage in our society," Murphy said.

Maine to be first in the United States to use ranked choice voting in presidential elections

€œMy experience with ranked-choice voting is that it gives voters a greater voice and it encourages civility among campaigns and candidates at a time when such civility is sorely needed,€ said Gov. Mills.

India begins launching “pink booths” to encourage female voting

"Pink booths" feature an all-female staff - including police and security personnel - and childcare facilities in order to encourage women to vote.

New York legislators pass sweeping overhaul of restrictive voting laws

The measures, planned by Democrats who reclaimed control of all levers of state government for the first time in modern memory, would allow voters to cast their ballots early or by mail for the first time in state history.

Ranked choice voting, in five minutes

Ranked choice voting (RCV) describes voting systems that allow voters to rank candidates in order of preference, and then uses those rankings to elect candidates with a broad base of support.

Florida restores voting rights to more than 1 million former felons

Amendment 4 automatically reinstates voting rights for people with felony convictions upon completion of their sentences, including prison, parole and probation.

West Virginia to offer mobile blockchain voting app for overseas voters in November election

It will be the first state to offer this technology to improve voting accessibility for deployed members of the military and their families, according to West Virginia's secretary of state.

Maine passes ranked-choice voting

Under the election overhaul, ballots are counted at the state level in multiple rounds. Last-place candidates are eliminated until a candidate wins by a majority.

Tanzania bans plastic bags

The government of Tanzania has issued a ban on producing, using, importing, or selling plastic bags.

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