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Congressional Testimony: 2020 Election Security and Election Vendors

Elizabeth Howard testifies Jan. 9, 2020 at the Committee on House Administration’s hearing “2020 Election Security – Perspectives from Voting System Vendors and Experts.”

Published: January 9, 2020

Eliza­beth Howard, coun­sel in the Bren­nan Center’s Demo­cracy Program and former deputy commis­sioner for the Virginia Depart­ment of Elec­tions, test­i­fies Jan. 9, 2020, at the Commit­tee on House Admin­is­tra­tion’s hear­ing “2020 Elec­tion Secur­ity – Perspect­ives from Voting System Vendors and Experts.” Howard’s writ­ten testi­mony, below, discusses: elec­tion vendors’ crit­ical role in elec­tion secur­ity and concerns about the lack of federal over­sight of the vendors, recent progress in improv­ing elec­tion secur­ity nation­wide, and work left to do ahead of the 2020 elec­tion and beyond.