Hart actively participates in discussions of election security.
Voting system vendors are key stakeholders in ensuring that elections are conducted securely in the U.S. For example, major voting system vendors are engaged in a series of coordination meetings with the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to discuss cybersecurity for the nation’s election infrastructure.
Leading voting system vendors are part of a broad community of stakeholders actively participating in knowledge sharing, best practice sharing and relevant discourse on the foremost election security processes, procedures and technology.
At the federal level and within local jurisdictions, voting system vendors are engaged in learning, educating and identifying risks with the larger community on the topic of protecting the elections system.
The resources listed below all welcome participation of the voting system community:
- Department of Homeland Security – voting system vendors make up the membership of a new (2018) DHS Sector Coordinating Council composed of industry representatives regularly come together with the DHS Government Coordinating Council and act as a voice on election cybersecurity. Together, these groups partner in identifying potential security risks and implementing the measures to eliminate those risks. DHS has identified elections as critical infrastructure for the U.S.
- U.S. Election Assistance Commission – The EAC welcomes active participation of voting system vendors in industry-wide initiatives. In addition, the EAC is the governing body that defines and regulates federal certification of voting systems.
- National Academies of Science, Engineering, and Medicine – NASEM welcomes active participation of voting system vendors in its meeting of the NASEM Committee on Science, Technology and Law on the Future of Voting (last held in Denver, Colorado, Dec. 8, 2017).
- Election Center – Election Center welcomes active participation of voting system vendors in its meetings and advisory councils. Election Center serves elections officials and elections administrators nationwide and sponsors professional education programs, including the Certified Elections/Registration Administrator (CERA) continuing education program from Auburn University.
- National Association of Secretaries of State –NASS welcomes active participation of voting system vendors in its events, conferences, and learning sessions on election topics – including security.
- National Association of State Election Directors – NASED welcomes active participation of voting system vendors in its events and conversations on elections security.