With the arrest of Reality Leigh Winner for releasing top-secret NSA documents, Russia’s attempts to access voter information is once again in the headlines. Security remains one of my top priorities.
Prior to the 2016 Presidential Election, I along with my fellow Florida Supervisors, was communicating with the FBI and Homeland Security to guard against phishing attempts to access voter information (registration), whether by Russia or any other source.
There is no indication or record of any attempt to illegally access Brevard County voter information.
As a reminder, our election tabulation system is a closed system with no direct access to the Internet. Every election is verified with a post-election audit conducted where votes tabulated are verified against your paper ballot, as prescribed by state law.