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‘Imperative that Congress provide election officials with the funding they need’ during critical election year, NCEI co-chairs say

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Cory Combs

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In advance of the release of a major government funding bill, the co-chairs of Issue One’s bipartisan National Council on Election Integrity (NCEI) — Barbara Comstock (R-VA), Donna Edwards (D-MD), Tim Roemer (D-IN), and Zach Wamp (R-TN) — released the following statement urging congressional leaders to support election workers and invest in our nation’s critical election infrastructure:

“Our elections are safe and secure because they are administered by trained election officials at the state and county level who use sophisticated and continuously validated processes for counting ballots. They do their jobs well, and they keep our democracy running.

“As this week’s Senate Rules hearing demonstrated, election officials and senators from both parties agree that our election infrastructure needs federal support. That’s why, during this critical election year, it’s imperative that Congress provide officials with the funding they need to improve cybersecurity preparedness and ensure that every eligible vote is counted fairly and accurately.”

Earlier this week, state and local election officials from both parties testified before the Senate Rules Committee about a wide range of challenges facing the election administration community, from generative AI and social media disinformation to threats against officials and the need for increased funding. Watch highlights here.