Recent elections have highlighted a resilience gap in many jurisdictions’ election processes and the technical capacity to adapt to changing circumstances. Additionally, there are ongoing concerns about voter accessibility and the need for protections against voter intimidation. In light of these challenges, it is critical to advance the exploration of alternative voting methods that can strengthen the resilience of elections.
The goal of this grant program is to identify and incorporate technologies that might both close the gap on concerns about and improve the resiliency of the election system. Through the generous support of Tusk Philanthropies, Secure the Vote will provide a grant to jurisdictions that seek to offer more secure methods for electronic ballot transmission and return.
Cities are eligible to apply.
Priority will be given to jurisdictions that have already identified a willing industry partner (vendor) to address one or more of the areas listed above, or are able to articulate a unique situation to which this grant could be applied. Priority will also be given to those holding an election in the April/May window, with early consideration given to those having summer or fall races as well. Funds are limited, and will be dispersed on a first-come, first-serve basis.
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