The Coronavirus Relief Bill contains a $400 million package to safeguard elections. However, Officials and advocates say it is far less than needed.
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This election security section highlights the importance of protecting the integrity of the vote count. An onslaught of new technologies offer both opportunity and peril for democracy. Be sure to also check out our Election Technology section and our articles on Technology Dissidents, the Internet and Voting or Voting Machines.
The Coronavirus Relief Bill is under consideration in the Senate. It sets aside $400million to protect upcoming elections against the pandemic threat.
Senators Amy Klobuchar and Chris Coons have asked House leaders to incorporate election security in new coronavirus funding package.
Hart InterCivic is a longtime election solution provider. It is helping jurisdictions manage efficient, safe elections amid rising public health concerns.
The U.S. Election Assistance Commission is hiring a senior policy adviser to bolster its cybersecurity work with stakeholders ahead of the 2020 elections.
Elections officials have stocked up on hand sanitizer and disinfecting wipes. Many are urging voters to cast absentee ballots or vote early to avoid crowds.
Ohio, Florida, Illinois, Arizona, are next on the primary calendar. Election officials in these states are taking extra precautions but predict a safe vote.
New primaries will take place Tuesday. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, states are urging other voting methods to circumvent the challenges posed by the virus.
Preventive measures against coronavirus come handy in 2020 elections, even vote-by-mail. But election officials are thinking of other strategies.
The U.S. Government’s recent report on countering cyber threats offers a bleak picture of what could happen if critical systems were brought down.