Even as our national focus has turned towards cyber threats, vulnerabilities in our election systems abound -- from outdated voting machines and hack-able technology to lack of paper back-ups and no procedural standards across states or even counties.
Fifteen days ahead of the midterm elections, The Takeaway is taking a step back and looking at the infrastructure of the United States' voting system.
What are the gaps in our election systems? We explore everything from technological glitches, to cybersecurity holes, to flaws in policy.
What would it take to make our elections infrastructure safer and better today?