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Illinois State Board of Elections works to stop cyber attacks

Illinois State Board of Elections works to stop cyber attacks (WRSP File Photo)

With heightened fears of election tampering, the Illinois State Board of Elections is informing people what they do to ensure every vote counts.

The board increased security after a voter registration database was hacked in 2016.

Last week, Illinois Election Officials met with the Department of Homeland Security to discuss cybersecurity for the nation’s election infrastructure.

“The attacks are multifaceted, in their words,” said Steven Sandvoss, executive director of Illinois State Board of Elections. “Cybersecurity is certainly one component, social media, social engineering.”

The Board of Elections said voting equipment is tested before, on and after Election Day.

To see a full summary of the testing process, click here.


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