March 21, 2022
Implementation Workbook: Countdown to a State-Led Security Navigator Program to Help Local Election Offices
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Election security has never been more important. Expanded use of technology has increased vulnerability to cyber attacks. Foreign and domestic threats mean basic levels of physical security for facilities and polling places may be insufficient. Even the sense of personal safety that election officials and workers historically enjoyed has eroded. And, the whirlwind of election information voters receive comes from many sources, some misinformed and some simply working in bad faith. Jurisdictions large and small find themselves overwhelmed.
State officials are positioned to take the lead by developing programs to help local election offices manage these risks. 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.
Whether you envision a quick sprint for existing staff or an ambitious program built from scratch, this guide can help you achieve results quickly.
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Elections Workforce Resource Library
The Elections Workforce Resource Library links to resources created by many organizations that can aid the elections workforce.
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Florida’s Certified Election Professional Program
In Florida, election official certification is the formal recognition that an individual has met specific requirements for competence in administering elections.
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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.”
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