Nevada Targets $4.3M In US Grants To Safeguard Voter Rolls
RENO, Nev. (AP) — The state of Nevada is spending nearly $4.3 million in federal grants to shore up its election systems.
It's part of $380 million Congress allocated to states last spring to strengthen voting systems amid ongoing threats from Russia and others under the Help America Vote Act.
About two-thirds of Nevada's money is targeted for safeguarding voter registration rolls, with lesser amounts aimed at tightening cybersecurity and improving communication between state and county election officers.
Nevada plans to spend $45,000 to establish formal procedures for training local election officials with an emphasis on "cybersecurity awareness."
The state also plans to develop a single point of access for registered voters to access and manage their registration record. Access currently is spread across a variety of different systems.