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Data Integrity as a Method for Preserving Democracy

Watch Executive Director David Becker and data guru Jeff Jonas present the keynote at this year's IAPP Privacy. Security. Risk. Conference.

Executive Director David Becker on the Security of the 2018 Midterms

While the White House continues to send mixed messages on what happened in the 2016 elections, the intelligence community and bipartisan committees in Congress have made one fact clear: Russia attacked our election and continues to target our elections today. But a lot has changed since 2016. Thanks to the efforts of election officials around the country, the 2018 midterms will be the most secure elections we’ve ever held.... Click to Continue Reading

Election Hacks: Sorting Fact from Fiction

For the past year, the American electorate has been subjected to breathless headlines about the vulnerabilities of election technology. Some have even implied the 2016 election was hacked, and that all Americans should be afraid-very afraid-of future hacks.

4 things to know about Trump's voter fraud claims, according to the expert behind a Pew study his staff cites

President Trump's call Wednesday morning for a "major investigation" into what he described as voter fraud was paired with a vow to potentially "strengthen up voting procedures."

Election security experts say hack of voters’ confidence may be biggest threat to 2020

NBC News, Sept. 21, 2019

The 2020 Election: What Michigan is doing to keep it safe from hackers

Detroit Free Press, Sept. 20, 2019

Report on Election Security Gains Attention, and a Sharp Rebuke

ProPublica, Sept. 13, 2019

Voting security not considered an issue for state

Downtown News Magazine, Aug. 20, 2019

N.J. warned Russians could interfere in our elections next year. Trump’s not worried., Aug. 20, 2019

Opinion: Ga.’s new voting machines will be up to the task

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Aug. 12, 2019

Georgia faces tight timeline for replacing voting system

AP, Aug. 8, 2019

Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger hosts election security roundtable

Albany Herald, Aug. 7, 2019

Trump Calls for Voter-ID Laws, Use of Paper Ballots as Backup

The Wall Street Journal, July 30, 2019

Myriad election systems complicate efforts to stop hackers

AP, July 27, 2019

DEEPER FINDINGS: Georgia joins multi-state voter registration and cancellation effort

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, May 22, 2019

A Voting Reform We Need Right Now: Automatic Registration

Governing, May 17, 2019

After Russia interference confirmed by Mueller Report, the fight to protect U.S. elections

WSBT, Apr. 23, 2019

Opinion: Voting system must be secure, accessible, auditable

The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Apr. 12, 2019

Bounce houses, peer outreach help boost Wisconsin youth vote

The Associated Press, Mar. 31, 2019

Secretary Benson forms Election Security Commission to help protect every vote in Michigan

Fox 47, Mar. 21, 2019

America the Disinterested

U.S. News & World Report’s The Civic Report, Mar. 8, 2019

Some Noncitizens Do Wind Up Registered To Vote, But Usually Not On Purpose

New Orleans Public Radio, Feb. 26, 2019

Secretary Benson convenes Election Modernization Advisory Committee to advance election reforms

Michigan Secretary of State’s Office, Feb. 20, 2019

No evidence ‘many’ illegal immigrants voted in midterm elections, as Lou Dobbs said

PolitiFact, Nov. 16, 2018

Florida’s Vote Counting Controversy Spells Trouble for 2020

Time, Nov. 10, 2018

This is why Republicans are claiming voter fraud in Florida and Arizona

USA Today, Nov. 9, 2018

Georgians ‘Overwhelm’ the Polls Despite Voter Suppression Anxiety

Vice, Nov. 6, 2018

Oops, We Forgot to Plug In the Voting Machine

ProPublica, Nov. 6, 2018

The Unprecedented Effort To Secure Election Day

Wired, Nov. 6, 2018

Voter Purges Are Up, But Most Americans Won’t See Problems At The Polls

Virginia’s Public Radio, Nov. 5, 2018

Another Use for A.I.: Finding Millions of Unregistered Voters

The New York Times, Nov. 5, 2018

Innovation in the Electoral System with David Becker

Better Innovation with Jeff Saviano, Nov. 2, 2018

The midterms will be the most secure elections we’ve ever held

The Washington Post, Oct. 31, 2018

How United States’ Elections Work

New York Public Radio’s The Takeaway, Oct. 22, 2018

America’s Elections Could Be Hacked. Go Vote Anyway.

The New York Times, Oct. 19, 2018

Colorado seen as model for election security

Fox News, Oct. 17, 2018

The Cyber 202

The Washington Post, Sept. 21, 2018

Can Georgia’s electronic voting machines be trusted?

The Atlantic Journal-Constitution, Sept. 21, 2018

Collier, Lee officials increase cybersecurity ahead of midterm elections

Naples Daily News, Sept. 21, 2018

Report finds states have improved cybersecurity for voter registration data

The Hill, Sept. 20, 2018

Voter registration database security gets mixed review

Politico, Sept. 20, 2018

Colorado Elections Brass Practice For A Hypothetical ‘Worst Election Day’

CPR, Sept. 6, 2018

Is threat of election hacking real or imagined? Florida primary may bring answers.

Miami Herald, Aug. 27, 2018

Harris County May Have Violated Federal Election Law, Expert Says

Texas Monthly, Aug. 24, 2018

Outside Firm Finds Elections ‘Risk’ In Vermont, But Condos Says State Is Prepared

VPR, Aug. 13, 2018

Why US elections remain ‘dangerously vulnerable’ to cyber-attacks

The Guardian, Aug. 13, 2018

Smartphones or pen and paper? Cybersecurity experts split on tech in voting

NBC News, Aug. 10, 2018

Protecting our elections from Russian hackers; steps you can take

Scripps Local Media, Aug. 7, 2018

Securing Election Infrastructure Against Foreign Interference

NPR, Aug. 4, 2018

N.J. sought more money to protect voting machines from hackers. Republicans in Congress said no., Aug. 4, 2018

Russian Threat ‘Is Real,’ Trump Officials Say, Vowing to Protect U.S. Elections

The New York Times, Aug. 3, 2018

After Anchorage success, state considers whether Alaska is ready for elections by mail

Juneau Empire, Apr. 8, 2018

A rare bipartisan effort in Congress would help states fight hackers ahead of the 2018 midterms

Business Insider, Mar. 22, 2018

U.S. Senators: Nation’s Election System Still at Risk

Government Technology, Mar. 21, 2018

US election systems need stronger defenses against cyberattacks, senators warn

The Virginian-Pilot, Mar. 20, 2018

Russia’s sights are set on U.S. elections. Can states secure their voting systems in time?

PBS News Hour, Feb. 28, 2018

Election Chiefs ‘Straddle The Line Between Sounding The Alarm And Being Alarmist’

NPR, Feb. 19, 2018

State election officials across country returning to paper ballots

Boston Globe, Feb. 19, 2018

Trump refuses to release documents to Maine secretary of state despite judge’s order

Portland Press Herald, Jan. 6, 2018

Booker: Trump’s now-disbanded voter fraud panel was ‘based on a lie’, Jan. 5, 2018

Trump’s New Plan To Uncover Voter Fraud Is Just As Alarming As His Old Plan

Huffington Post, Jan. 4, 2018

Trump’s Voter Fraud Commission Is Gone, But Scrutiny Will Continue

ProPublica, Jan. 4, 2018

Trump Closes Voter Fraud Panel That Bickered More Than It Revealed

The New York Times, Jan. 4, 2018