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Pate Expects “Voting Centers” To Replace Multiple Precinct Locations For Election Day

Statewide Iowa — (RI) —¬†Secretary of State Paul Pate predicts Election Day voting sites in Iowa may be consolidated in the future.

Currently, an Iowa voter must cast their ballot at one of the nearly 17-hundred neighborhood precincts on Election Day.

When it comes to the negative side of technology, and the potential for hacking, Pate says election officials, as well as Iowa’s 99 county auditors who manage elections, have taken cyber security very seriously.

Pate, who was recently elected chairman of the National Association of Secretaries of State, says the Russians have not been successful in changing a single vote, but he says they have attacked “our minds and public opinion” much more effectively.

Pate made his comments during taping of the “Iowa Press” program that airs on Iowa Public Television.

Photo Courtesy Radio Iowa

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