Only five states are prepared to confront potential voting system problems in the upcoming election, according to a report by the Verified Voting Foundation, Common Cause, and the Rutgers Law School Constitutional Litigation Clinic. With a national election approaching, experts and election officials offer a state-by-state assessment of equipment and preparedness to handle voting machine malfunctions. The report, “Counting Votes 2012: A State by State Look at Election Preparedness,” outlines five best practices that states should adopt, such as a post-election audits and emergency paper ballots, to ensure that each vote is counted.

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