Testing of the Vote Counting System and Election Security Project
Election Program Security Measures
The Alaska Division of Elections is dedicated to the security and accuracy of our election process. The Division recognizes that any election system is susceptible to fraud if security measures are not in place. Alaska has extensive procedures, with multiple layers, of security which include a combination of people, processes and technologies to help us conduct secure, trustworthy and accurate elections.
Election Security Project
Former Lieutenant Governor Sean Parnell and the Division of Elections partnered with the University of Alaska to analyze the State of Alaska's voting technologies, systems and procedures to count and tabulate ballots by optical scanning and touch screen systems. The University was asked to review the current system and determine if there are security problems that could jeopardize the results of elections. The purpose of this study was to assess vulnerabilities that may exist in the system so the Division of Elections could implement strategies to mitigate these vulnerabilities.
Click on the subjects below for information about the Election Security Project.
- Election Security Project Proposal, Revised 1-18-08
- Election Security Project Proposal
- Election Security Project Contract
- Election Security Project Phase 1 Executive Summary (1.061 MB)
- Election Security Project Phase 1 Report (1.364 MB)
- Election Security Project Phase 1 Supplemental Documents (8.012 MB)
- Preliminary Recommendations Updated 4/23/08
- Election Security Project Phase 2 Executive Summary (1.077 MB)
- Election Security Project Phase 2 Report
- Election Security Project Phase 2 Press Release (51 KB)