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Arizona to See $7.4 Million to Beef Up Elections System

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Arizona is receiving $7.4 million to update its voter registration database and bolster election cybersecurity systems.

A report from the U.S. Election Assistance Commission released Tuesday says the funds are part of $380 million in federal dollars being spent nationwide. Congress allocated the money last spring to strengthen voting systems amid ongoing threats from Russia and others.

The U.S. Election Assistance Commission says about $4.8 million will go toward cybersecurity efforts in Arizona like security assessments and sub-grants to counties. About $2.6 million will go toward Arizona's voter registration systems. The money will go toward a previously issued contract for a new statewide database.

The federal grant requires a 5 percent state match, or around $373,000.

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