The revelations of attempted election interference in 2016 was a stark wake-up call to American citizens. It is more clear than ever that we must do more to secure the integrity of our elections and ensure that every voter’s ballot counts.

blue ribbon commission on pennsylvania’s election security

The League of Women Voters of Pennsylvania participated in the Blue Ribbon Commission on Pennsylvania’s Election Security, which released its report in January 2019. Among the recommendations were:

  • replace Pennsylvania’s vulnerable voting machines with voter-marked paper ballots;

  • PA General Assembly and federal government provide funding for new machines;

  • implement cybersecurity best practices;

  • cybersecurity awareness traning for state and local election officials;

  • cybersecurity assessments at the state and county levels;

  • employ risk auditing limits

You can read the entire report here:

The Blue Ribbon Commission on Pennsylvania’s Election Security : Study and Recommendations


Curious about how Pennsylvania secures its elections? Check out the PA Department of State’s primer on Election Security here.


Pitt Cyber releases new analysis of pennsylvania voting systems


On August 15, 2019, Pitt Cyber and Citizens for Better Elections released a new analysis of each Pennsylvania counties’ selection of new voting systems. One of the primary findings is that counties that chose all Ballot Marking Devices (BMDs) are paying almost double per person than counties that chose hand-marked paper ballots (HMPB). You can read more about the report here.