How is MDOS ensuring election security and integrity for the Nov. 3 general election?

Secretary Benson and her administration have adopted national best practices and done numerous things to ensure Michigan elections are secure. They include:
 
  • Improving the state’s Qualified Voter File
  • Joining the Electronic Registration Information Center (ERIC)
  • Conducting audits of election results
  • Hiring the state’s first election security expert
  • Convening national experts on an election security commission to review and make recommendations to strengthen our system
  • Partnering with DHS and other agencies to test and strengthen our systems
  • Using all paper ballots to ensure a paper record of all votes

The Bureau of Elections (BOE) will host a hotline for voters, poll workers, and local officials with questions or concerns. Individuals can call BOE at 517-335-3234. More information is also available online at Michigan.gov/ElectionSecurity.  

The state is also partnering with 866-OUR-VOTE to provide interested voters with information on voting rights and voter protection resources.  

 

Last updated Oct, 12, 2020