Election Security: Protecting the Foundation of Democracy - Access Granted

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States’ voter registration systems and voter access have undergone a host of changes over the past five years, thanks in large part to the Covid-19 pandemic. Many states expanded vote-by-mail options, stepped up automatic voter registration programs, or both. Cities took action, as well – Los Angeles, for instance, has overhauled its voting system infrastructure, using open source, the cloud, and cybersecurity partnerships to update and enhance the system.


While many improvements have a physical component – such as adding more ballot drop boxes – improving cybersecurity, using AI to identify anomalies to prevent election fraud, and providing technology solutions for voters with disabilities such as blindness, show that IT has a central role to play in improving voter access and streamlining voter registration.


Learning Objectives:

  • Review the components of your voter registration system and the sources used to identify and register new voters
  • Evaluate cybersecurity measures taken to protect voter databases and individuals’ privacy
  • Identify steps in the process that could be streamlined or made more accessible through the use of IT

Speaker and Presenter Information

Karen Brinson Bell, State Board Executive Director, North Carolina State Board of Elections

Karen Brinson Bell
State Board Executive Director,
North Carolina State Board of Elections


Jonathan Brater

Director of Elections,

Michigan Department of State


Constance L. Hargrove

Elections Director,

Pima County, AZ


Craig Bowman, Vice President, Government, Education & Healthcare, Trellix

Craig Bowman

Vice President,

Government, Education & Healthcare,



John Breeden, Moderator & Contributing Editor, FedInsider

John Breeden
Contributing Editor,

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Thu, Jul 18, 2024, 2:00pm - 3:00pm ET

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