Election security is the way we protect our elections from interference and make them resilient even in the face of a global pandemic. It’s how we allow voters to feel confident that the results of an election are correct.
Being able to trust election results is a cornerstone of democracy.
We can all ensure the safety of our elections, working with our local and state election officials to make sure all of our votes are counted. Join us to work to make sure that your community has the following safeguards in place:
1. Paper: Every voter can mark a paper ballot by hand or with an assistive device and verify their vote, so that there is a paper record of every vote cast. At this time, this excludes ballots being returned over the internet.
2. Checking the Results: Officials can subject machine-counted results to a robust manual post-election audit, that can detect and correct false outcomes.
3. Secure Voter Data: Voter databases should be backed up offline, monitored, and secured using best practices. Poll workers should trained to ensure that voters can cast a vote in case of a hack or error.