Elections - Critical Infrastructure
The Department of Homeland Security has designated elections systems as part of our nation’s critical infrastructure. At the time of designation, then-DHS Secretary Jeh Johnson observed, "Given the vital role elections play in this country, it is clear that certain systems and assets of election infrastructure meet the definition of critical infrastructure, in fact and in law." While there is no disagreement that elections play a vital role in our democracy, the DHS designation has left many state and local election officials wondering how the decision will impact their election offices, polling places, and the voters they serve. The EAC is committed to helping state and local election officials get answers to their questions, as well as helping DHS think through the best way to implement this designation in order to protect the accessibility, accuracy and security of elections. This webpage is the online hub for this EAC effort.
Public Hearing on Critical Infrastructure - 040417 (video):
DHS presentation (video):
DHS Q and A (video):
What we know:
Questions from state and local officials:
The EAC wants to hear from you. Please send us your critical infrastructure questions to firstname.lastname@example.org