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Wisconsin Election Leaders to Discuss Bolstering Security

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Wisconsin elections officials are putting together a formal security plan in advance of next fall's election. The Wisconsin Elections Commission plans to work together with federal, state and local elections officials on the plan to prevent any security breaches. (Marisa Wojcik/AP)

Tuesday, 26 Sep 2017 08:41 AM

Wisconsin election leaders are slated to discuss ways to bolster security efforts after the state's voter registration system was targeted by Russian hackers.

The Wisconsin Elections Commission planned to discuss the attempted hack and steps they can take to improve security at a Tuesday meeting.

The commission had already formed a team to create a new security plan before the U.S. Department of Homeland Security told the state on Monday it was one of 21 targeted by "Russian government cyber actors."

The hacking attempt focused on the state's voter registration database, not voting results that are collected and counted by more than 1,850 local election clerks.

The state hopes to have a new security plan in place before the 2018 elections.

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Wisconsin election leaders are slated to discuss ways to bolster security efforts after the state's voter registration system was targeted by Russian hackers.
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