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Advocates say paper ballots are safest

Bloomberg: As government officials warn of continuing cyberattacks intended to disrupt U.S. elections, Georgia is among 14 states heading into Election Day using touchscreen, computerized machines that don’t meet federal security guidelines because they produce no paper record—so voters can’t verify their choices and officials can’t audit the results.

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Groundhog day for civil society

Local Government Information Unit: With limited fanfare, DCMS today launched the government’s latest civil society strategy proudly described as the first new such strategy in 15 years.

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Tories aim for candidate equal gender split

BBC News: The Conservatives have committed to ensuring half of their Parliamentary candidates are female. Tory chairman Brandon Lewis said he wanted his to be the “party of equal opportunity” and to remove barriers preventing women from participating.

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