NC Bipartisan State Board of Elections & Ethics Enforcement Office Assures Voters of Efforts to Enhance Elections Security

RALEIGH, N.C. – Following Friday’s indictment of Russian military intelligence officers, the office of the N.C. Bipartisan State Board of Elections & Ethics Enforcement Office wishes to assure voters of ongoing efforts to enhance elections security.

For nearly two years, North Carolina elections officials have partnered with the U.S. Department of Homeland Security on a series of engagements in our joint effort to secure voter data, voting systems, and election processes.

“Our State benefits from a deep and productive partnership with the intelligence community,” said executive director Kim Westbrook Strach. “We will make any and all efforts to ensure the security of the vote.”

Congress this spring appropriated more than $10M that will be used alongside State appropriations to enhance North Carolina’s elections security infrastructure and to hire cybersecurity personnel. State legislation recently prohibited the use of network-connected voting systems and enhanced requirements for third-party elections vendors.