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Tennessee Secretary of State addresses voter fraud, security concerns

Secretary of State Tre Hargett spoke with media members addressing concerns of voter fraud and cyber-security for the upcoming election. PHOTO: WZTV FOX 17 Nashville

NASHVILLE, Tenn.--Secretary of State Tre Hargett spoke with media members on Monday, addressing concerns of voter fraud and cyber-security for the upcoming election.

Hargett says cyber-security is a top priority and to his knowledge, Tennessee or the 95 counties where elections will be held have not been targets of recent hacking attempts. Hargett says one layer of added security is the fact voting machines are not connected online.

In 2012, 1.4 million voters cast a ballot early out of the 2.5 million voters statewide in the presidential race. Hargett expects those totals to increase this year given the influx of new residents to the state and says using the GoVoteTN app could help the process move swiftly. The app allows for voters to locate their polling location, view sample ballots and election results.

Anyone with concerns about their polling location or sees something suspicious can call the voter fraud hotline at 1-877-850-4959.

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