Cybersecurity, voter eligibility focus of new Ohio legislation

(The Center Square) – A plan to more stringently scrutinize voter registration data and citizenship verification during Ohio’s elections sits before the Ohio House of Representatives.

The proposed legislation, which has yet to be assigned to a committee, also focuses on security of individual voting machines and would require the state’s board of voting system examiners to contain a person with cybersecurity expertise and credentials.

“Integrity in our elections is critical to the foundation of our liberties as Americans,” said Rep. Bernie Willis, R-Springfield. “Voters have to trust their vote matters and is being represented toward the candidate of their choosing. Technology is increasing at a fast pace and the standards voting machines are certified against are outdated. It’s time for a change that will protect everyone’s vote.”

The examiner board would also develop cybersecurity standards, reviews and certification of all existing and new voting machines in the state. 

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