Election officials say they’re adopting a ‘security first’ mindset heading into 2020

StateScoop: Election and government IT officials said this week they’re making cybersecurity their top priority as they overhaul their voting systems amid continued fallout from foreign attempts to interfere in the 2016 presidential elections.

While the most visible changes are coming in the form of bulk replacement of outdated voting machines, states are also revising their communications protocols, overhauling voter registration systems and redoubling efforts to help smaller and more resource-strapped local governments get up to speed, officials said Wednesday at a National Governors Association cybersecurity conference in Shreveport, Louisiana.

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