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rss icon Voting Systems Announcements

rss icon Voting Modernization Board

What is RSS?

Really Simple Syndication (RSS) delivers regularly changing Web content to you to your news reader or email. The RSS feeds provide headlines and descriptions of content, along with links to the full articles. RSS feeds typically are linked or indicated by an orange rectangle with the letters RSS, an orange rectangle with the letters XML, or by the symbol RSS icon. rss icon

How do I subscribe to a feed?

In order to subscribe to an RSS feed, you will need a news reader or an email address. Use your favorite search engine to find a "news reader." Many are available for free, and some newer browsers have news readers built right into them. These readers allow you to subscribe to news feeds and will check the feeds for you automatically and update you with the latest headlines.

The Secretary of State RSS feeds are also available by email subscription. Follow the instructions after clicking "Email Subscription" to receive the RSS feeds delivered directly to your email.

The following website offers more information and help in getting started with this technology:

Why should I subscribe to an RSS feed?

Using RSS feeds is an easy way to stay informed about what is going on at the Secretary of State's office. You save time by not needing to browse the site for new content. You can quickly scan the headlines and read the items of interest to you from the RSS feed that is delivered directly to your news reader or email.

Which should I use, Twitter or RSS?

The Secretary of State distributes agency announcements via both RSS and Twitter to give you the freedom to choose the delivery method that works best for you. The RSS option allows you to receive updates within a few hours after they are posted to the Secretary of State website using a news reader, a browser, or email. If you choose an email subscription, updates are sent to you once each day (usually in the evening). Updates to Twitter, called "tweets," are sent to your mobile phone, through your browser, or to your desktop usually within 30 minutes after they are posted to the Secretary of State's website.