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The Journal Gazette

Wednesday, October 24, 2018 4:50 pm

Lawson takes steps to secure election

DAVE GONG | The Journal Gazette

Indiana Secretary of State Connie Lawson updated Hoosiers Wednesday on the steps taken to secure the state's Nov. 6 election. 

"I take the security of our elections process very seriously. I am working diligently to ensure that every available defense is utilized. Indiana has taken many steps to secure our elections, but let's be clear: there will always be new recommendations, new technology and new best practices where cyber security is concerned," Lawson said in a statement. "The way we administer elections must continue to evolve, because this is a race without a finish line. I am fully committed to ensuring that we continue to move forward, using every tool at our disposal to maintain safe and secure voting for all Hoosiers."

Some of the tools Lawson highlighted include testing voting equipment prior to use and risk and vulnerability testing, as well as use of two-factor authentication to access electronic information, intrusion detection systems, security protocols and information sharing. No piece of Indiana's voting equipment is connected to the Internet. 

Voters with questions can call the Hoosier Voter Hotline at 866-IN-1-VOTE. 

dgong@jg.net