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Election Security

Data-driven campaigns and computerized election infrastructure have raised serious concerns regarding election privacy and security. As more political activity touches the digital realm, there exists a real potential for these issues to influence voting, compromise election activities, and alter core democratic norms. Our work is aimed at addressing key election cybersecurity issues, such as election official training, technical volunteer capacity building, social media disinformation campaigns, and robust post-election auditing.


We’ve conducted research and convened key stakeholders in election administration in order to better understand cybersecurity threats, and as a result have crafted resources that can be implemented by election officials and others in future elections.


Field Guides


Surely Congress Is Capable of More Than Just Holding Hearings on Election Security

A Glimpse Into The Future of Voting is Here From Choctaw County

Whew, Movement on Election Security in Congress

Everything is Broken—And That’s OK, Because It’s Getting Better

CDT’s Comments to the EAC for the Election Security Forum

Making Sense of the Election Security Legislation Landscape

CDT Letter to Chairwoman Nita M. Lowey in Support of Election Security Grants

The Threat of Disinformation Looms Over EU Parliament Elections

Maurice Turner Written Testimony for Public Hearing on Voluntary Voting System Guidelines 2.0 Principles and Guidelines

Joseph Lorenzo Hall Testimony Before U.S. Election Assistance Commission

Joseph Lorenzo Hall’s Testimony on Election Security Before House of Representatives

Get to Know CDT’s Fellows: Kate Carter

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