Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger and the Georgia Cyber Center at
Augusta University announced Wednesday their partnership on protecting
Georgia’s election system against cybercrime. The University’s School of
Computer and Cyber Sciences and the Georgia Cyber Center will work with the
Secretary of State’s Office to help ensure the security and integrity of
Georgia’s electronic voting system and advise the state on the safe use of
Raffensperger has been traveling Georgia meeting with local officials and
community groups talking about the statewide implementation of the new system
in time for early voting in the March 24 Presidential Preference Primary.
Replacing the state’s 17-year-old electronic voting machines with modern,
secure touchscreen ballot-marking devices, printers, scanners and locked ballot
boxes is the largest one-time transition of election systems in U.S. history.
The Secretary of State had these thoughts on the partnership and the new
People are increasingly confident about the ease of use and the security of the new system as they learn more about it. The integrity of elections must be the priority, and this system accomplishes that with paper ballots that can be readily audited.
The complete press release is available here