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Republican Sen. Kim Hammer of Benton succeeded in passing a bill regulating how counties can switch to paper ballots on Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2023. He's seen here with Sen. John Payton (R-Wilburn) at a 2022 Arkansas Legislative Council meeting. (Courtesy of Arkansas Senate)

Paper ballot bill passes Arkansas Senate

BY: - February 28, 2023

Arkansas counties that choose to hand count votes after an election would still have to use a state-approved machine to perform a preliminary count under a bill the state Senate passed on a 21-6 vote Tuesday. Senate Bill 250 also would require counties that move to hand-marked, hand-counted ballots to bear the cost of printing […]

Arkansas group pitches hand-count elections to counties as Legislature prepares to weigh in

BY: - February 22, 2023

An Arkansas group with connections to former President Donald Trump is traveling the state with a pitch to county quorum courts: ditch the voting machines.  Instead, the Arkansas Voter Integrity Initiative urges counties to rely on paper ballots marked and counted by hand.  The group had existed in relative obscurity since it was formed last […]

A conspiracy-fueled push to count ballots by hand gains traction

BY: - September 26, 2022

Nye County, a rural enclave in Nevada, has positioned itself as the epicenter of a Donald Trump-fueled conspiracy about the security of electronic vote tabulators.  The Nye County Commission voted in March to make the county one of the first to act on the false narratives that machines that count votes are rigged. County Clerk […]