1. The GCA Cybersecurity Toolkit for Elections

    The Toolkit is designed to augment the security programs of election offices with free operational tools and guidance that have been selected and curated to implement the recommendations in the Center for Internet Security (CIS) Handbook for Elections Infrastructure Security.

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  2. Knowing It’s Right Part Four: Ballot Accounting Audits Best Practices Guide

    Knowing It’s Right Part Four: Ballot Accounting Audits Best Practices Guide, intended for election officials and administrators, is part of Democracy Fund’s series on election auditing by Jennifer Morrell. Ballot accounting is an important element of a well-run election and plays a critical role in valid, post-election audits, and this guide presents best practices for […]

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  3. Beyond 2020: Policy Recommendations for the Future of Election Security

    The 2020 election presents a paradox. Despite dramatic changes to the election process due to the COVID-19 pandemic and increasingly complex threats since the 2016 election, 2020 is widely regarded as “the most secure [election] in American history.”1 Operationally, it was also one of the smoothest.2 State and local election officials overcame unprecedented challenges and […]

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  4. Managing Cybersecurity Supply Chain Risks in Election Technology

    This guide for election technology providers continues our approach of providing best practices for specific problem areas identified to CIS by the election community. It contains recommendations and best practices to address that need for cybersecurity risks, and refers to these other CIS documents to describe a holistic, consistent approach to risk management.

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  5. Election Resources for Safe Elections

    The resources offered on this website are free, easy to use, and implementable by local election officials. Covering the election process from start to finish, the resources represent the work and effort of election experts from across the country to support local election officials in providing a safe, secure, and inclusive process for voters.

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  6. How to Vote: An Online Guide for Students and Other Election Newcomers

    With the 2020 presidential election right around the corner, millions of newly eligible voters across the country are preparing to cast their ballot for the very first time. As one of the most important groups to turn up on Election Day, first-time voters make up 21% of the voting population in the U.S. However, these […]

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  7. The Election Influence Operations Playbook

    The threat of Influence Operations (IO) strikes the core of our democracy by seeking to influence hearts and minds with divisive and often false information. Although malicious actors are targeting the whole of society, the upcoming “The Election Influence Operations Playbook” focuses on a subset of influence operations—the types of disinformation attacks and misinformation incidents […]

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  8. 50 Ideas for Recruiting and Retaining Poll Workers

    Whether they’re staffing the polls, processing ballots, or fielding voter phone calls, your temporary election workers are invaluable. But many jurisdictions struggle to recruit enough, even without a global pandemic! That’s why we’re rounding up your success stories. Elections aren’t one-size-fits-all, so steal ideas you like and ignore the rest.

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