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Wed Feb 13, 2019, 06:14 AM

Kansas elections director: Crosscheck last used in 2017, when audit found security risks

State elections director Bryan Caskey told lawmakers Tuesday the controversial Interstate Crosscheck program hasnít been used since 2017, when a Homeland Security audit discovered vulnerabilities, and wonít be used this year.

The program is the subject of a class-action lawsuit filed by the American Civil Liberties Union on behalf of 945 voters whose partial Social Security numbers were exposed by Florida officials through an open records request.

In an appearance before the House Elections Committee, Caskey said Secretary of State Scott Schwab has ordered a review of Crosscheck to determine whether to abandon the program all together.

He also said the state could use $2 million in federal funds untouched by former Secretary Kris Kobach to gain access to an alternative. The initial cost for the Electronic Registration Information Center would be $25,000.

Read more: https://www.cjonline.com/news/20190212/kansas-elections-director-crosscheck-last-used-in-2017-when-audit-found-security-risks

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