North Dakota House members passed a bill on Monday for a uniform approach to public entities' cybersecurity.
Senate Bill 2110 passed the House on an 88-0 vote. The bill now goes back to the Senate for concurrence on amendments to define "cybersecurity strategy."
The Senate passed the bill in February for the state Information Technology Department to "advise and oversee" cybersecurity strategy for all executive state agencies, cities, counties, school districts and higher education institutions.
North Dakota conducts its elections with paper ballots, but its failure to carry out post-election audits that test the accuracy of election outcomes leaves the state open to undetected hacking and other Election Day problems. On election night, the state conducts a test on the voting machines in one precinct in each county. The test involves retabulating a set of test ballots to ensure that the machines are working correctly.
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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STATE ELECTIONS LEGISLATION DATABASE
This database contains state legislation related to the administration of elections introduced in 2011 through this year, 2019.