Making Democracy Work
Election Security

Ensure secure, accurate, transparent elections, and utilize best practices to reduce rejected ballots.

Issue Chair: Kirstin Mueller, 293-5046
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Right Now in Election Security
During the 2021 legislative session, the League worked with legislators to improve election security by supporting:
  • Improved cybersecurity measures to ensure our voting system can be defended against attacks
  • Publicly verifiable postelection audits and easy and timely access to audit results
  • Improved reconciliation reports, including greater detail of ballot rejection rates
  • Improved tracking and procedures for chain of custody of voted ballots
  • Public access to election records, including ballot images and cast vote records when voter privacy and ballot anonymity can be maintained

Bills the League Supported

SB 5015 Concerning fraudulent portrayal of ballot boxes. Makes it a gross misdemeanor to represent an unofficial ballot collection site or device as an official ballot drop box that has been established by the county auditor.

 Passed! The bill passed out of the Senate and the House and was signed by the governor on April 16, 2021.

HB 1068 Relating to exempting election security information from public disclosure. The continuity of operations plan for election operations, and any security audits, security risk assessments, or security test results relating to physical security or cybersecurity of election operations or infrastructure would be exempt from disclosure in their entirety.

 Passed! The bill passed out of the Senate and the House and was signed by the governor on April 14, 2021.

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