Election security is a key to maintaining our democracy. To preserve the integrity of our elections, three critical battlegrounds require focus and attention.
Protecting the hardware, software, databases, networks, and processes used for capturing and tallying votes is essential for maintaining elections integrity.
- Election officials must institute best practices—with people, processes, and technology—to protect their voting infrastructure.
Since most attacks target individuals, it’s important for elections officials and campaign managers to educate their employees and volunteers on potential threats and critical best practices.
- Good news—these efforts require only good common sense, cost little to nothing, and help to lessen vulnerabilities.
Perhaps the most difficult threat to address. Education and best practice sharing are key to changing behaviors.
- As a user of social media, taking care of your feed, vetting information you post for accuracy and ensuring a trusted and legitimate source from where they came, prevents you from being an unwitting pawn in a disinformation campaign.