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Election Security

As more political activity touches the digital realm, there exists a real potential for these issues to influence voting, compromise election activities, and alter core democratic norms.


Our work is aimed at addressing key election cybersecurity issues, such as election official training, technical volunteer capacity building, social media disinformation campaigns, and robust post-election auditing.

Mail-in Voting – Every Vote Should Count

CDT believes every vote should be counted, even if it takes a while – trust in the vote by mail process is essential to ensuring that.

Misinformation & Disinformation – Building a More Informed Public

CDT works to combat misinformation and disinformation, particularly as it impacts elections, targets marginalized communities, and engages in voter suppression.

Online Voter Suppression: How to Spot & Counter

This short guide focuses on how to spot content on social media that can suppress voter participation, as well as how election officials can anticipate and counter election misinformation that could suppress voter participation in their jurisdiction.


Field Guides


Online Voter Suppression: A Guide for Election Officials on How to Spot & Counter

Helping Election Officials Combat Election Misinformation: A Course Developed by CDT and CTCL

Election Cybersecurity 101 Field Guide – Physical Security

“Naked Ballots” Ruling Highlights Need to Educate Voters and Fight Misinformation

Election Cybersecurity 101 Field Guide – Cloud Services

Tech Talk: Election Security During COVID-19 – Talking Tech w/ Ben Adida & Hannah Quay-de la Vallee

Technology Can Assist Elections by Scaling Vote-By-Mail

Tech Talk: Data Feminism & Election Security — Talking Tech w/ Catherine D’Ignazio, Lauren Klein & Larry Norden

Finding Out When to Vote is Harder Than You Think

Comments on CA Secretary of State Proposed Regulatory Action on Risk-Limiting Audits

Surely Congress Is Capable of More Than Just Holding Hearings on Election Security

A Glimpse Into The Future of Voting is Here From Choctaw County

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