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November 05, 2019 - Harrisburg, PA

Pennsylvania and Federal Officials Are Closely Monitoring Election Day Cybersecurity

Acting Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar and Christopher C. Krebs, director of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), assured Pennsylvanians that a sophisticated network of federal, state and local partnerships is safeguarding today’s municipal election.

The Department of State is monitoring the election from the Pennsylvania Emergency Management Agency (PEMA) where state election experts, security professionals, department staff, call center volunteers and emergency personnel are coordinating throughout the day.

"Pennsylvanians should all vote today with the confidence that their votes are being accurately counted and their voices heard, thanks to our strong partnerships at the state, federal, and county levels to ensure the security and integrity of our elections," Boockvar said. "We thank PEMA for once again hosting our election-day operations."



<a href="http://filesource.abacast.com/commonwealthofpa/photo/17558_DOS_Election_Update_NK_001.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Acting Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar speaks during a press conference assuring Pennsylvanians that a sophisticated network of federal, state and local partnerships is safeguarding todays municipal election, inside PEMA headquarters on Tuesday, November 5, 2019. <a href="http://filesource.abacast.com/commonwealthofpa/photo/17558_DOS_Election_Update_NK_002.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Acting Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar speaks during a press conference assuring Pennsylvanians that a sophisticated network of federal, state and local partnerships is safeguarding todays municipal election, inside PEMA headquarters on Tuesday, November 5, 2019. <a href="http://filesource.abacast.com/commonwealthofpa/photo/17558_DOS_Election_Update_NK_003.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Marcus Brown, director of the Governor's Office of Homeland Security, speaks during a press conference assuring Pennsylvanians that a sophisticated network of federal, state and local partnerships is safeguarding todays municipal election, inside PEMA headquarters on Tuesday, November 5, 2019. <a href="http://filesource.abacast.com/commonwealthofpa/photo/17558_DOS_Election_Update_NK_004.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Christopher Krebs, director of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, speaks during a press conference assuring Pennsylvanians that a sophisticated network of federal, state and local partnerships is safeguarding todays municipal election, inside PEMA headquarters on Tuesday, November 5, 2019. <a href="http://filesource.abacast.com/commonwealthofpa/photo/17558_DOS_Election_Update_NK_005.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Acting Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar speaks during a press conference assuring Pennsylvanians that a sophisticated network of federal, state and local partnerships is safeguarding todays municipal election, inside PEMA headquarters on Tuesday, November 5, 2019. <a href="http://filesource.abacast.com/commonwealthofpa/photo/17558_DOS_Election_Update_NK_006.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Major General Anthony Carrelli, Adjutant General of the PA National Guard, speaks during a press conference assuring Pennsylvanians that a sophisticated network of federal, state and local partnerships is safeguarding todays municipal election, inside PEMA headquarters on Tuesday, November 5, 2019. <a href="http://filesource.abacast.com/commonwealthofpa/photo/17558_DOS_Election_Update_NK_007.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Marcus Brown, director of the Governor's Office of Homeland Security, speaks during a press conference assuring Pennsylvanians that a sophisticated network of federal, state and local partnerships is safeguarding todays municipal election, inside PEMA headquarters on Tuesday, November 5, 2019. <a href="http://filesource.abacast.com/commonwealthofpa/photo/17558_DOS_Election_Update_NK_008.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Christopher Krebs, director of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, speaks during a press conference assuring Pennsylvanians that a sophisticated network of federal, state and local partnerships is safeguarding todays municipal election, inside PEMA headquarters on Tuesday, November 5, 2019. <a href="http://filesource.abacast.com/commonwealthofpa/photo/17558_DOS_Election_Update_NK_009.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Acting Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar speaks during a press conference assuring Pennsylvanians that a sophisticated network of federal, state and local partnerships is safeguarding todays municipal election, inside PEMA headquarters on Tuesday, November 5, 2019. <a href="http://filesource.abacast.com/commonwealthofpa/photo/17558_DOS_Election_Update_NK_010.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Acting Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar speaks during a press conference assuring Pennsylvanians that a sophisticated network of federal, state and local partnerships is safeguarding todays municipal election, inside PEMA headquarters on Tuesday, November 5, 2019. <a href="http://filesource.abacast.com/commonwealthofpa/photo/17558_DOS_Election_Update_NK_011.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Marcus Brown, director of the Governor's Office of Homeland Security, speaks during a press conference assuring Pennsylvanians that a sophisticated network of federal, state and local partnerships is safeguarding todays municipal election, inside PEMA headquarters on Tuesday, November 5, 2019. <a href="http://filesource.abacast.com/commonwealthofpa/photo/17558_DOS_Election_Update_NK_012.JPG" target="_blank">⇣ Download Photo<br></a>Acting Secretary of State Kathy Boockvar speaks during a press conference assuring Pennsylvanians that a sophisticated network of federal, state and local partnerships is safeguarding todays municipal election, inside PEMA headquarters on Tuesday, November 5, 2019.