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, the Ohio Secretary of State has issued multiple Directives requiring extensive measures to ensure the security and integrity of our election systems. This comprehensive, multi-faceted security strategy for both local board of elections and the state provides the redundancy required of a strong election system infrastructure. The requirements made Ohio a National Model for Election Security and ensured Ohio's election systems were in the best possible position for Election 2020 and beyond.
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.
Voting and tabulation systems are never exposed to the internet and are "stand alone" systems. These systems are subjected to extensive logic and accuracy testing procedures prior to each election to ensure accuracy and integrity.