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Election Security

Data-driven campaigns and computerized election infrastructure have raised serious concerns regarding election privacy and 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.


We’ve conducted research and convened key stakeholders in election administration in order to better understand cybersecurity threats, and as a result have crafted resources that can be implemented by election officials and others in future elections.


Field Guides


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

Whew, Movement on Election Security in Congress

Everything is Broken—And That’s OK, Because It’s Getting Better

CDT’s Comments to the EAC for the Election Security Forum

Making Sense of the Election Security Legislation Landscape

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