This page seeks to connect you with the most accessible and user friendly resources for election officials to use to secure the vote. It’s far from a comprehensive list. We favored shorter resources over longer ones to make it easier for anyone working in election administration to dive in and make a difference.

We encourage you to pick just one thing to get accomplished or get started on now.

Just getting started?

Check out these 3 short and sweet resources, if you haven’t already:
Join the Elections Infrastructure Information Sharing and Analysis Center™ (EI-ISAC®) – free for election officials
Election Cybersecurity 101 Field Guide – Two Factor Authentication – CDT
o As a follow up – here are how-to pages to set up 2 factor authentication for: Microsoft OfficeGoogle SuiteGuide to other common apps
Election Cybersecurity 101 Field Guide – Passwords – CDT

Training
Online Cybersecurity Courses for Election Officials – CTCL
International Association of Government Officials- Webinars

Broad Threats to Elections Systems
Join the Elections Infrastructure Information Sharing and Analysis Center™ (EI-ISAC®) – free for election officials
Election Cybersecurity 101 Field Guide – Two Factor Authentication
Election Cybersecurity 101 Field Guide – Passwords
Election Security Preparedness – EAC
Election Security Best Practices – CIS
DHS Election Infrastructure Security Resource Guide

Protecting the Vote Count
Toolkit for Advocates & Election Officials – Brennan Center for Justice, Common Cause, National Election Defense Coalition & Verified Voting

Audits
Secure Our Vote: Post-Election Audits FAQ
Verified Voting: Checking the Paper Record: A Guide for Public Oversight of Tabulation Audits

Protecting Voter Data
Checklist for Securing Voter Registration Data- EAC
Online Voter Registration Systems: Best Practices – OSET Institute – very in-depth

Recovery Planning
Brennan Center Contingency Planning – Checklist

Communications
• Belfer Center Election Cyber Incident Communications Plan – very user friendly!
See sample election security statement for your website on p. 27
Communicating with the Public

Need expert help on one or more of these things? Try the Expert page at the Election Verification Network.

Know a short and sweet resource that’s missing? Send us an email at [email protected] and thanks!