How We Prepared for the 2020 Election During a Pandemic

September 14, 2020


The 40 secretaries of state who serve as chief election officials began preparing for the 2020 election long before the clock struck midnight on New Year’s Eve. At the state and local level, months and even years go into the planning of elections. The thing we couldn’t foresee in all these years of planning was the COVID-19 pandemic. However, secretaries of state immediately rose to meet the unexpected challenge by increasing information sharing, activating cybersecurity staff and further bolstering the security of their systems.