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State gets $10 million for election security

By Nikita Biryukov, August 17 2018 1:38 pm

New Jersey is spending $10.2 million on Election security programs.

The funds, $9.7 million of which came from the federal government, will go to cybersecurity and other initiatives meant to protect voting machines from electoral interference.

“Our citizens deserve a secure election system that fulfills their unalienable right to participate in their government free from interference,” said New Jersey Secretary of State Tahesha Way. “Improving New Jersey’s current election infrastructure has been an ongoing process, which has included planned database upgrades and increased cybersecurity partnerships. But this infusion of funding can help set the foundation for what we hope can be one of the most advanced and secure election systems in the nation.”

In addition to security initiatives, the state will develop a mobile app to provide voters with accurate election information.

Those programs are expected to run through 2023.

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