Voters turn out at the Roswell Branch Public Library to cast ballots early in June’s 6th Congressional District special election. (Photo by Phil Skinner)
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Lawmakers begin talks about how to replace Georgia’s aging vote system

Just as federal officials began acknowledging which of 21 states Russian-backed hackers targeted ahead of last year’s presidential election, Georgia lawmakers began to weigh in on how to replace Georgia’s aging and potentially vulnerable election system.

Georgia was not among the targeted states, but the conversation Friday was an important step in what will likely be a long process. 

State leaders must agree on which type of new system to use, how much to pay, as well as changes to state laws that currently mandate the all-electronic system Georgia already has.

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