election security

One week out, election IT officials project calm, with caution

by • 9 hours ago

With just seven days until Election Day, the tech officials in state election offices are making their final preparations for a historic day.

Election-related system impacted by ransomware in Georgia county

by • 4 days ago

A recent attack on Hall County, Georgia, disabled a database used to match signatures on absentee ballots, but officials say voting has not been interrupted.

North Carolina AG calls Trump leading source of election misinformation

by • 5 days ago

North Carolina Attorney General Josh Stein called the president's recent suggestion that his supporters vote twice a key example of misleading voters.

Combatting election disinformation is 'whack-a-mole,' says New Mexico official

by • 2 weeks ago

"The misinformation and disinformation out there is ramping up to a crazy level," New Mexico Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver said during an online conference.

Most counties' election sites still lack .gov and HTTPS, McAfee says

by • 3 weeks ago

Very few of more than 3,000 websites run by county election officials employ two basic government cybersecurity protocols, according to a new report.

Pandemic pushed election officials toward major IT upgrades

by • 3 weeks ago

State election officials have used the pandemic to make major, long-lasting improvements to their infrastructure, they said during CISA's online summit.

Florida extends voter registration deadline following website crash

by • 3 weeks ago

Secretary of State Laurel Lee said Florida's online voter registration system crashed under "unprecedented" demand just before the original deadline.

Election officials won't 'sacrifice accuracy or integrity for speed'

by • 3 weeks ago

It will take time to count tens of millions of absentee and mail-in ballots. But that's by design, a Brennan Center expert said.

Right-wing scammers indicted over robocall spreading disinformation about voting by mail

by • 4 weeks ago

Two bumbling GOP scammers face charges over a robocall that discouraged people in Detroit and other cities from voting.