CARSON CITY, NV - June 07, 2019
Today, Governor Steve Sisolak and Secretary of State Barbara Cegavske announced that Nevada has been chosen along with five other states to participate in the National Governor’s Association (NGA) Policy Academy on Election Cybersecurity. Following a competitive application process, Nevada joins Arizona, Hawaii, Idaho, Minnesota, and Virginia in working on best practices and improving public confidence in the security of elections in preparation for the 2020 cycle.
“I’m thrilled that Nevada was selected to participate in this important working group to ensure the security of our elections,” Governor Sisolak said. “Free and secure elections are the bedrock of a strong and healthy democracy, and by participating in this policy academy, Nevada will be able to share our successful election security practices with other states to strengthen elections nationwide.”
“This is an exciting opportunity for our state,” said Secretary Cegavske. “Nevada already leads the way in terms of election cybersecurity efforts, and participation in this program will only enhance our systems.”
The goal of the policy academy is to strengthen coordination between the governor’s office, executive branch agencies, and state and local election officials. The policy academy will offer enhanced communications strategies and will focus on developing statewide plans that address complex public policy challenges with technical support from the University of Southern California. Supporting organizations include the National Association of Secretaries of State and the National Association of State Election Directors.
Secretary of State PIO Contact Information
Jennifer A. Russell
PIO, Office of the Secretary of State