June 13, 2018

Rules Committee to Hold Hearing on Election Security

WASHINGTON – U.S. Sens. Roy Blunt (Mo.) and Amy Klobuchar (Minn.), the Chairman and Ranking Member of the Senate Committee on Rules and Administration, will hold a hearing titled, “Election Security Preparations: A State and Local Perspective” at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, June 20, 2018 in Room 301 of the Russell Senate Office Building. The committee will hear from state and local election officials about the steps they are taking to secure election infrastructure and ensure confidence in our elections. The hearing is expected to include a discussion of issues relating to information sharing efforts coordinated by the Department of Homeland Security, the awarding of $380 million in grants to states to improve their election infrastructure, and current legislative proposals before the Senate.

Panel I Witnesses:

Jay Ashcroft, Missouri Secretary of State

Connie Lawson, Indiana Secretary of State

Jim Condos, Vermont Secretary of State

Steve Simon, Minnesota Secretary of State

Matt Masterson, Senior Cybersecurity Advisor, Department of Homeland Security

Panel II Witnesses:

Noah Praetz, Director of Elections, Cook County, Illinois

Shane Schoeller, Clerk, Greene County, Missouri

Hearing Details:

Subject: Election Security Preparations: A State and Local Perspective

Date: Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Location: Russell Senate Office Building, Room SR-301

Time: 10:30 a.m. ET

Witness testimony, opening statements, and a live video of the hearing will be available here.