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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.

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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.