Congressional Testimony: Voting Technology Vulnerabilities

The Brennan Center submitted testimony to the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology for a hearing entitled “Election Security: Voting Technology Vulnerabilities.”

June 24, 2019
On June 24, 2019, the Brennan Center submitted testimony to the House Committee on Science, Space and Technology for a hearing entitled “Election Security: Voting Technology Vulnerabilities.” This hearing provided an opportunity for the Committee to consider options to improve the integrity of our election infrastructure.    
 
The Brennan Center testimony emphasized six areas, particularly relevant to the Committee, where we should be doing more to secure our election infrastructure: (1) replacing paperless voting systems and requiring robust post election audits; (2) adding electronic poll books to the federal certification process; (3) conducting penetration testing and nationwide threat assessments of the nation's election infrastructure; (4) requiring election system vendors to report cyber incidents; (5) requiring the National Institute of Standards and Technology ("NIST") to create an Election Profile to guide adoption of the Security Framework nationwide for elections infrastructure; and (6) providing additional funding to state and local election officials to secure election systems nationwide.
 
Read the full testimony here