Election Officials

Election Security Preparedness

The U.S. EAC is working with all levels of government to facilitate the conversation regarding securing the election process and to support election officials' efforts to provide an accessible and secure voting process.

EAC Resources

Glossary - IT Terms Managing Election Technology New

Glossary - Common Cybersecurity Terminology New

American Elections: Understanding Cybersecurity (VIDEO) New

Incident Response Best Practices (PDF) 

EAC Best Practices

10 things you should know about maintaining your aging voting technology

10 things you should know about purchasing new voting equipment

Checklist for Securing Voter Registration Data

Checklist for Securing Election Night Reporting Systems

Quick Tips on Alternative Voting Methods (PDF)

EAC Information

U.S. EAC Testimony Before the Subcommittee on Information Technology of the Committee on Oversight and Government Reform 9-28-16 (PDF)

U.S EAC Meets to Review Contingency Planning and Security Preparations for Election Day 9-8-16 (PDF)

U.S. EAC Participates on Election Security Call 8-15-16 (PDF)

U.S. EAC Statement on Election Security Preparedness 8-5-16 (PDF)



Cyber Threat Information Sharing Ben Spear (VIDEO) New

Center for Internet Security General Resources 

General Security Recommendations (White Paper)

SQL Injection (White Paper)

SQL Injection Recommendations (White Paper)

XSS Recommendations (White Paper)

Spear Phishing Recommendations (White Paper)

BEC Recommendations (White Paper)

DDoS Attack Guide (White Paper)

Importance of Patching (White Paper)

Cybersecurity Training

Federal Virtual Training Environment (FedVTE) (Training Website)  

Self-Instructed Cybersecurity Training Information (PDF)


Security Tip (ST16-001) Securing Voter Registration Data (PDF)

Best Practices for Continuity of Operations (Handling Destructive Malware) (PDF)

Ransomware: What It Is and What To Do About It (PDF)



Voting Systems Security - Marginal Remarks Josh Franklin (VIDEO) New

Easy Ways to Build a Better Password

Sample Security Presentations from Election Offices

U.S. EAC welcomes state and local election offices to submit presentations or materials used to demonstrate election security in their jurisdictions. To be considered for posting on the U.S. EAC website, election offices may submit requests here.


Denver Elections Cybersecurity Amber McReynolds and Scott Cardenas (VIDEO) New


Montgomery County Board of Elections (PDF)

EAC Blogs

Election Integrity and Security

Election Day - Final Preparations

Coverage Regarding on Election System and Voting System Security

The Reality of Election Security

U.S. EAC & Election Officials Working Together to Increase Confidence

Aging Voting Technology

Election Official as an IT Manager

U.S. EAC Wants You to Help Develop New Voting System Guidelines!

U.S. EAC-NIST Form Public Working Groups For New Voting System Guidelines

Election Officials