The Wayne County Board of Elections is tasked with administering secure, fair and transparent election activities in Wayne County, Ohio. We take Election Security seriously and are continually working to educate, prepare and proactively respond to the latest trends and activities to ensure safety and accuracy on a daily basis.
- Follow this link to a video produced by the Ohio Association of Election Officials to get a "behind the scenes" look at Elections in Ohio: http://www.oaeo.us/election-at-a-glance/
- Follow this link to a video produced by the Elections Assistance Commission regarding Election Security: https://www.eac.gov/videos/election-security/
WCBOE has recently completed an Elections Infrastructure Security Assessment (EISA), which encompasses hardware and software upgrades, vulnerability scans, network testing, and outlines best practices for cyber health. These best practices have been implemented by staff. The EISA also included guidelines for response and recovery should a cyber incident occur. In addition, Ohio Secretary of State Directive 2019-08 outlines a host of security measures that each Ohio County Board of Elections must adhere to by January 2020. WCBOE is in the process of working through various measures to comply with this Directive.
WCBOE participates regularly in webinars, trainings, and networking sessions facilitated by the Ohio Secretary of State, MS-ISAC, EI-ISAC, CSG and CTCL to keep current on the latest trends and threats in the cyber world and works closely with Wayne County IT Specialists to ensure our department's cyber health.