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Congressional Testimony: How Illinois is Securing Elections

Elizabeth Howard testified before the Committee on Homeland Security in a hearing titled “Preparing for 2020: How Illinois is Securing Elections.”

Published: October 28, 2019

On October 15, 2019, Democracy Counsel Elizabeth Howard testified before the Committee on Homeland Security in a field hearing entitled “Preparing for 2020: How Illinois is Securing Elections." This hearing provided an opportunity for the Committee to hear about the important efforts to secure election systems in Illinois and consider options to improve the integrity of the nation’s election infrastructure.

The Brennan Center testimony emphasized three points: the risks facing our nation’s election infrastructure in 2020 require urgent action; Illinois has taken many important steps to improve election security, including implementation of a cyber navigator program, but there is more to do; and Congress has a critical leadership and partnership role to play in helping Illinois and other states ensure our elections are free, fair and secure.

Read the full testimony here.

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