Cerro Gordo County supervisors approve updated election security plan

Policy covers all facets of elections

Posted: Sep 25, 2018 8:42 PM
Updated: Sep 25, 2018 10:51 PM

MASON CITY, Iowa - Election Day is nearly 6 weeks away, and a new plan approved by the Cerro Gordo County Board of Supervisors hopes to give voters a piece of mind.

At Tuesday morning's meeting, the county's updated policy on election security was approved.

The plan covers all facets of elections, from who has access to ballots and voting equipment, software, memory media, the election process and even evacuation of a polling place if needed.

Diane Wilson of Clear Lake will be voting in November's election, and trusts that her vote will be secure.

"I've always felt pretty confident, but I think knowing what steps have been taken, what's in place here, just makes me a little more assured that I have nothing to lose by going in and putting whatever my own determination in is on a card and it's safe and sound," Wilson said.

"Security in any company is pretty much on the forefront right now. My place of employment - that's certainly something we take into consideration. So happening here, in my own neighborhood and our own local facility, I think is a fabulous thing."

The new policy replaces any and all previous versions of the county's election security policy.

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