August 2019


Judd Choate to Host EI-ISAC Webinar TODAY

Colorado state election director Judd Choate will be leading a University of Minnesota elections program webinar at 1pm Central time TODAY on the benefits of membership in the Elections Infrastructure Information Sharing and Analysis Center (EI-ISAC).



CISA to Help Election Officials Brace for Ransomware Attacks

The Cybersecurity Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) is rolling out an effort to help state and local election officials protect themselves from ransomware attacks, which are increasing across the country and could create huge disruptions for the 2020 election.




Number 30 Finally Gets In the Game: Florida Joins ERIC

After a long delay and persistent pressure from local election officials, Florida’s governor announced yesterday that the Sunshine State will finally join the Electronic Registration Information Center (ERIC) – joining 28 other states and the District of Columbia as the 30th member.



Ruth Ruggero Hughs Appointed Texas Secretary of State

Texas Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Ruth Ruggero Hughs as Texas’ new Secretary of State, filling the position of chief state election officer after a voter purge controversy resulted in the resignation of the previous Secretary.