Kathy Bernier addresses election cybersecurity

Altoona (WQOW) – State representative Kathy Bernier, who’s also running for the 23rd Senate seat, was in Altoona Thursday to assure people their votes will be secure in November.

Bernier said she attended two conferences about cybersecurity, and the possibility of hacked election reporting and registration in our area. Bernier said our election system is safe and secure, because the State of Wisconsin, Department of Homeland Security, Wisconsin Elections Commission and Federal EAC have been paying attention since the Russian hacking in 2016.

“I want to assure all of our electors that we have back ups, we have processes and procedures, and to let the voters in the state of Wisconsin know that we have taken this seriously and we are making sure that November 6, 2018, elections have taken all precautions,” Bernier said.

Bernier also said if technology is hacked, one of the strong suits of Wisconsin is that we still have our paper ballots.

Shannon Hoyt

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