Illinois’ Election Security is National News
This week on NBC’s Nightly News, Steve Sandvoss of the Illinois Board of Elections recounted how Illinois’ voting system was targeted by hackers in the 2016 election. While there is no evidence that actual votes were affected, thousands of voter records were compromised, many containing personal information. With the upcoming November midterms, concerns about vote tampering are front and center for election officials and voters alike.
The Illinois Campaign for Political Reform (ICPR) has been at the forefront of the fight for security and integrity in our elections. Among our achievements this year was the passage of the Voter Equipment Modernization bill, which requires all Illinois election authorities to send biannual reports to the State Board of Elections on the condition of their voting equipment and the cost to replace it. Ensuring that voting equipment is up to date is critical to safeguarding our elections and increasing voter confidence.
Our democracy depends on the integrity of our election system. ICPR continues to work for election reforms that will provide the security, integrity, and accountability that voters deserve.
Read the NBC article and view the Nightly News video excerpt here.
The Illinois Campaign for Political Reform (ICPR) is a research and advocacy organization that empowers the public to participate in government, addresses the role of money in politics, and promotes integrity, accountability, and transparency in our political system.Go Back