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Secretary of State Frank LaRose

Election Cybersecurity Training Comes To Ohio

Feb 11, 2020
Secretary of State Frank LaRose said 82 of Ohio's 88 counties are now fully compliant with his security directive.
Leila Goldstein / WYSO

This Monday at the Ohio Statehouse, representatives from the University of Southern California (USC) and the Department of Homeland Security spoke to Ohio election workers about cybersecurity. The event was part of USC’s Election Cybersecurity Initiative. The training program, funded by Google, is touring all 50 states. 

Ohio’s Secretary of State Frank LaRose is warning voters to be vigilant when they come across information regarding politics and government on social media, he says misinformation remains a top priority in the fight against elections meddling. 

For the first time, the Secretary of State will send voter registration forms to hundreds of thousands of Ohioans who were removed from the voting rolls for not voting or updating their addresses with county boards of elections. And while it’s not expected many will be filled out and returned, one voting rights group says it’s a positive move.