State assures voters their ballot is secure

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The Pennsylvania Department of State and U.S. Department of Homeland Security are reassuring voters that their ballot and information is secure.

“If you sit at home and you don’t vote, then you’re opening up a whole new can of worms. So you got to get out and vote and hope that the system works,” said voter Marge Fortini.

Homeland Security says it is working with the county boards of elections to decrease liabilities. The department is making sure voting systems are properly locked and stored, as well as monitoring social media.

“What we’re trying to do here is make sure they don’t lose confidence in the system. It’s not so much that were concerned about votes being changed, there’s never been any evidence of that,” Acting Department of State Secretary Robert Torres said.

Pennsylvania was one of 21 states targeted by Russians ahead of the 2016 presidential election.
The State Department, Office of Emergency Management, and Homeland Security are making sure that does not happen again.

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