Election Security is a Partnership

Securing election infrastructure is a partnership. CISA collaborates with federal departments and agencies, state and local government, election officials, and other valued partners such as the National Association of Secretaries of StateNational Association of State Election DirectorsInternational Association of Government Officials, and the National Association of Election Officials. Through both new and existing engagements, CISA and this community of election infrastructure stakeholders are enhancing efforts to secure election systems.

America’s election processes are governed and administered by state and local election officials in thousands of jurisdictions across the country who:

  • Manage and secure election infrastructure on a day-to-day basis
  • Reduce risks and ensure the integrity of elections at the state and local level
  • Administer statewide voter registration databases
  • Provide training courses or materials for election workers on running elections in the state
  • Provide a process for testing and certifying voting equipment for use in the state
  • Disburse funds for the procurement of updated voting equipment and improvement of election administration procedures

  • Share timely, actionable threat information
  • Provide no-cost cybersecurity and physical security assistance, by request
  • Develop and help deploy sensors to detect malicious activity, by request
  • Foster robust processes for coordination between the election community and CISA and Federal partners

CISA also coordinates with various federal partners to develop and provide resources and assistance to help secure America’s election infrastructure from new and evolving threats. These federal agencies include