Elected Official Project Events
2021 Workshop - Date TBD
Registration - COMING SOON
Agenda - COMING SOON
Elected Officials Project
In December 2016, our election systems were designated as a critical infrastructure.
Additionally, there have been increasing suspicions about the security and integrity of our
election systems across the nation.
King County Office of Emergency Management and the Critical Infrastructure Workgroup sought
Department of Homeland Security funding to support a cybersecurity project concerning our
Washington State vote by mail election system. This project is targeting state and locally elected
officials in the Central Puget Sound region. This will include Urban Area Security Initiative
(UASI) jurisdictions of King, Pierce, and Snohomish counties along with their associated cities
and special purpose district elected officials and their Washington State House and Senate
counterparts. Local elected officials will include county, city, and special purpose district elected
A workshop will be conducted in the Spring of 2022 which will include panels of experts who will
share policy level best practices, with presentations from individuals and organizations that have
experienced cyberattacks, especially ransomware. The end purpose is to inform elected
officials and to promote confidence in the physical security and cybersecurity of the
Washington election system. A significant portion of the symposium will be dedicated to
election security and the steps being taken to protect the state and local election systems. This
will include maintaining the integrity of our voter rolls and the potential for cyber attacks on our
existing defenses of our election systems.
We hope to partner with the Office of the Secretary of State on this project. PNWER
PNWER would conduct all administrative and contractual portions of the project, registration,
etc. The role of a partner would be to advise on the event, help to drive the agenda items, and
provide speaker and subject matter expertise suggestions.