Securing Elections

We're looking at what steps local officials take to keep elections secure

Posted: Wed Jul 11 16:50:27 PDT 2018
Updated: Wed Jul 11 16:50:27 PDT 2018

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the general election will be here before we know it. that's why an area county is working now to make sure your vote is secure. kimt news 3's alex jirgens is live at the cerro gordo county courthouse to see how the auditor's office is making sure of that. alex?xxx election security-lintro-2 katie - i spoke with cerro gordo county auditor riley dirksen here - who says the state is working with counties across the state - and the secretary of state's office - to ensure local voting is secure. one program the state is participating in is a self assessment pilot program that identifies strengths and what needs improved upon.xxx election security-lmpkg-1 election security-lmpkg-4 county employees are undergoing training for ways to strengthen and protect voter information...an d identifying if something isn't right. lowerthird2line:securing the vote mason city, ia cerro gordo county auditor riley dirksen says that the response to something like a security threat is sometimes more important than completely preventing one from happening. election security-lmpkg-3 "it's how you handle it, if you're ready, when it happens, to cut it off...if it's a hacker to limit their access as soon as you identify it. a lot of the systems you put in place are monitored, just so you can see that. so if you see something, you get notified right away, and then you are prepared to respond to it." dirksen says that cerro gordo county has always been a leader in striving to strengthen votes and information...in addition to what the state recommends. dirksen did work with previous auditor ken kline to develop precinct atlas - a management software used to correctly process voters....based on a specific circumstance. live in mason city - alex jirgens- kimt news 3. thank you alex. dirksen says that securing elections is important for a democracy - and to retain voters' trust. / ems training-stnger-2
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