Election Observer Resources
Meaningful observation is essential to the health of the election process. The guides on this page are designed as hand-outs for election observers.
Feb 28, 2024
Protecting Yourself from Doxxing
The “Protecting Yourself from Doxxing” checklist provides practical steps to safeguard personal information and enhance online privacy. It covers basics like updating devices, securing social media accounts by limiting personal […]
Jan 18, 2024
Elections Workforce Resource Library
The Elections Workforce Resource Library links to resources created by many organizations that can aid the elections workforce.
Jul 6, 2023
Illinois’ Cyber Navigator Program
Illinois created an expansive Cyber Navigator Program (CNP), the first of its kind in the nation. The CNP would support all 108 local Election Authorities to “defend against cyber breaches and detect and recover from cyber attacks.”
Mar 21, 2023
Virginia’s Cyber Navigator Internship Program (CNIP)
Leaders from the Virginia Department of Elections met with cybersecurity experts from the University of Virginia’s School of Engineering and Applied Science to discuss how to improve election cybersecurity. This led to the creation of Virginia’s Cyber Navigator Internship Program (CNIP).
Mar 21, 2023
Following Five Steps to Safer Elections to Build a Security Partnership in Utah
Experiences in northern Utah show that when election officials take the lead and law enforcement is open to cooperation, they can work together to grapple with the unique needs of the election environment.
Nov 2, 2022
Secure HQ Checklist
Facility preparation is a critical component of security and continuity of operations planning. Some simple preparation will help establish order and reinforce the impression that the operation is under control, which itself deters unruliness.
Oct 21, 2022
Committee for Safe and Secure Elections
The Elections Group is helping to mature and accelerate partnerships between election officials and law enforcement for the purpose of keeping election workers and voters safe through the Committee for Safe and Secure Elections (CSSE).
Oct 6, 2022
7 Strategies for Enhancing Ballot Drop Box Security
As the use and popularity of drop boxes increases, election administrators must take special care to ensure the security of those drop boxes. This guidance provides strategies that can be used to enhance the physical security of drop boxes.
Sep 20, 2022
Implementation Workbook: Countdown to a State-Led Security Navigator Program to Help Local Election Offices
Election security has never been more important. This guide is inspired by the state officials who have already taken the lead in securing elections by providing advice, support and even direct services to help local election offices (EOs) navigate the unfamiliar waters of election security.
Mar 21, 2022