STATEHOUSE (Sept. 7, 2018) – As a member of the House Committee on Elections and Apportionment, State Rep. Tim Wesco (R-Osceola) joined fellow policymakers this week from the Great Lakes region to examine elections security.
Hosted by the bi-partisan National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL), state lawmakers focused on potential cyber threats to election systems, the human factor in securing elections, and protecting voter registration systems.
“The integrity of our election system is essential to our Constitutional democracy,” Wesco said. “Gathering with other state and federal leaders with various backgrounds and expertise on election security to exchange ideas and solutions helps ensure that Indiana remains on the cutting edge of election security under the tremendous leadership of Secretary of State Connie Lawson.”
Strengthening elections practices involves both physical security – like ballot reconciliation, storage of equipment and contingency planning – and cybersecurity, which includes domestic and foreign intrusions.
“Elections security is a shared concern among many key groups, from local election administrators, vendors, the secretary of state, legislators and many others,” Wesco said. “As we are all working together on this important issue, Hoosier voters should know that safeguards are in place, their vote counts, and we will continue identifying areas of improvement.”
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State Rep. Tim Wesco (R-Osceola) represents House District 21, which
includes portions of Elkhart and St. Joseph counties.
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