10/23: Election Integrity & Tech: Recounts Team Call
Please join NYDLC's EI&T Audits Team on Oct. 23rd at 6:00 PM. RSVP below and dial-in credentials will be emailed to all RSVPs.
NYDLC's Subcommittee on Election Integrity & Technology (EI&T) was created to address the troubling intelligence and evidence indicating that foreign and domestic state and non-state actors are attempting to undermine the legitimacy of US elections via intrusions/hacking of Boards of Elections, and the potential that the integrity of voting machines and voter data could be compromised.
The 2016 election and its aftermath highlighted the absence of a uniform set of broadly accepted national standards and best practices for the casting, securing, counting, and auditing of election ballots. Finally, the failure of government--from a national security standpoint--to prioritize adequate resources for conducting our elections by treating these systems as "critical infrastructure" and keeping up with hardware/software technology developments creates further vulnerabilities that must be remedied.
This effort will focus on improving the physical and cyber security of our voting machines and ballot counting processes by working to counter threats to our elections and identify viable safeguards, accounting-style (apolitical) recount and auditing standards, and other best practices to ensure that all votes are recorded accurately by transparent and reliable voting systems.
Have ideas for programming or questions? Contact Committee Chair Russell Semmel by email: NYDLCElectionIntegrity@gmail.com.
Please RSVP below. Dial in credentials will be emailed to all RSVPs.