How the elections office keeps your vote secure on Election Day

BRYAN, Tex. (KBTX) – As voters look forward to November’s midterm elections, your local elections office is preparing to keep your vote secure.

At the Brazos County Elections Administration, elections administrator Trudy Hancock is overseeing a multitude of checks and balances that are in play before, after, and on Election Day: it’s everything from seals that are GPS-tracked to carrying cases that are never left alone.

Hancock says that while some voters may be concerned about the security of their vote, she is decidedly not.

“None of the election equipment itself is ever connected to the internet, so there is never any possibility of a cyberattack,” said Hancock. “A person would have to physically walk into a polling location or into our office to manipulate or change any of those votes.”

You can see the equipment tested for yourself on Sept. 11 at 5:30 p.m. at the Brazos County Election Administration at 300 William J. Bryan Parkway, Bryan.

View full video of the demonstration.

By Kathleen Witte |
Posted: Thu 5:18 PM, Sep 06, 2018 KBTX-TV

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