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 completed an Elections Infrastructure Security Assessment (EISA) in October 2018, which encompassed hardware and software upgrades, vulnerability scans, network testing, and outlined 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 was issed on June 11, 2019. This comprehensive, multi-faceted security strategy for both local board of elections and the state provides the redundance required of a strong election system infrastructure. The Directive included a checklist of 34 separate requirements, making Ohio a National Model for Election Security and ensuring Ohio's election systems are prepared and in the best possible position for the 2020 election.
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.