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NEWS

Election security in 2020 means a focus on county officials, DHS says

As special counsel Robert Mueller's investigation on Russian hacking and collusion with the Trump campaign ends, the Department of Homeland Security is gearing up to prevent a repeat for the 2020 US presidential election.

The federal agency, which formed the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency last November, said that it's "doubling down" on its efforts, calling election security for 2020 a top priority.

By ALFRED NG 03/27/2019 CNET.COM

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Elections run on local county officials. The DHS is focusing its efforts on county officials to secure the vote in 2020.

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il VOTING SYSTEM GRADE: c

Illinois adheres to a number of minimum cybersecurity best practices related to voter registration systems and has made system upgrades and made improvements in security protocols since its voter registration system was attacked in 2016. And while the state conducts its elections using paper ballots and voting machines that provide a paper record, the state’s post-election audits lack important criteria.

 

Center for American Progress Voting Systems Report Card

In August 2017, the Center for American Progress released a report entitled “9 Solutions for Securing America’s Elections,” laying out nine vulnerabilities in election infrastructure and solutions to help improve election security in time for the 2018 and 2020 elections.

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POLLING PLACE EQUIPMENT

Verified Voting: The Verifier Map

Verified Voting’s interactive map offers detailed county-by-county listing of current voting technology for each state.

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State Audit Laws

All computerized elections should be audited to check the accuracy of the vote count and ensure the integrity of democracy.

ARE il VOTES COUNTED IN THE LIGHT?

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STATE ELECTIONS LEGISLATION DATABASE

National Conference of State Legislators Bill Tracking

This database contains state legislation related to the administration of elections introduced in 2011 through this year, 2019.