League of Women Voters Seminar Will Address Security Vulnerabilities in Our Election System
On Sunday, October 20, 2019 the League of Women Voters of the Charlottesville Area is holding a Sunday Seminar entitled “Election Integrity” from 2:00 to 4:00 pm at CitySpace on the Charlottesville Downtown Mall.
Our democratic system depends on voters’ faith in the integrity of federal, state, and local election processes and outcomes. In the last few years, however, we have become aware of attempts by certain outside governments to attack our election system and undermine the credibility of our election processes. In response, numerous studies have been conducted to examine security risks and vulnerabilities and to identify mitigation strategies. Increased coordination at the national and state levels to strengthen system defenses against future attacks has also occurred.
The October 20th Election Integrity Seminar will:
The seminar will feature Christopher E. “Chris” Piper, Commissioner, Virginia Department of Elections, as the main speaker. Jake Washburne, General Registrar for Albemarle County, will be on hand to answer audience questions related to local issues.
The public is invited to participate in this important election integrity discussion. Doors open at 2:00 pm; program begins promptly at 2:30 pm. This event is free and parking space is available in the adjacent Market Street parking garage.
Further event information, as well as the League’s comprehensive "What's On Your Ballot?" guide to races in the November 5 elections for the City of Charlottesville, Albemarle County, Fluvanna County, Greene County, Louisa County, and Nelson County, can be accessed on the League's website at www.lwv-cva.org.
Founded in 1920, the League of Women Voters is a non-partisan organization that works to increase understanding of major public policy issues and influences public policy through education and advocacy. We look forward to continuing our mission with this event.