2/27: Election Integrity & Technology Planning Call--RSVP below!
Please join NYDLC by phone this coming Monday (2/27) at 6:00 PM for the first ever planning call for our new Subcommittee on Election Integrity & Technology. We hope you will get involved at the ground level and help build out this important new effort.
NYDLC's new Subcommittee was created in response to demand by our members to address the troubling intelligence and media reports of attempts by foreign interests and state actors 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 also 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) re-count and auditing standards, and other best practices to ensure that all votes are recorded accurately by transparent and reliable voting systems.
The first project of the committee will be a FREE film screening on March 16th at 6:30PM of the I Voted? movie at Cardozo Law School. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion with election experts. This documentary was executive produced by Katie Couric and premiered at the 2016 Tribeca Film Festival.
Have ideas for programming or questions? Contact Committee Chair Russell Semmel by email: [email protected].
Please RSVP for this planning call below and dial-in details will be emailed to you