Election Risk Profile Tool Released for State, Local Officials

September 2, 2020


A new federal tool introduced Wednesday is designed to help state and local election officials get a better assessment of their security risks with just over two months before the presidential election.

The Election Risk Profile Tool, which was designed by the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency and the Election Assistance Commission, is meant to give election administrators a “high-level risk profile” of the infrastructure used in the voting process, including voter registration databases, pollbooks, ballots, voting machines, ballot-counting processes and election-night results websites.