Pasco elections supervisor addresses election security
Pasco County Supervisor of Elections Brian E. Corley issued this statement on Aug. 9, regarding election security in Pasco County.
“As an election administrator in the nation’s largest battleground state, my fellow SOE’s and I are highly cognizant of the ongoing and evolving threats to elections security,” Corley said, in the statement published on the Supervisor of Elections’ website.
“Supervisors of Elections throughout Florida have been working extensively for some time with our state and Federal partners, including the Department of Homeland Security (DHS). DHS has been invaluable in assisting myself and my team in preparing for and ensuring response to a myriad of threats.
“Pasco County has modeled our approach and focus on Prevention, Mitigation and Response to both physical and cyber threats. Currently, there is no indication that Pasco County systems have been penetrated. If the voter registration system becomes unavailable on Election Day, all polling locations are issued a paper backup precinct register. If a voter’s eligibility cannot be determined at the polls, provisional ballots are available to ensure that every voter can cast a ballot on Election Day.
“We will continue to be hyper vigilant to these real and emerging threats. Please know that we are ready to respond.”
The Florida State Association of Supervisors of Elections also released a statement, which can be viewed from the homepage of PascoVotes.com.
Republican Club of Central Pasco
The Republican Club of Central Pasco will meet Aug. 27. Rep. Amber Mariano will be the guest speaker. She will discuss legislative issues and her re-election bid for State House Rep. District 36. The meeting is open to the public, and the club encourages anyone that seeks to be involved in the political process to attend. The club meets at Copperstone Executive Suites, 3632 Land O’ Lakes Blvd., in Land O’ Lakes. A social begins at 6:30 p.m., and the meeting begins at 7 p.m. For more information, call (813) 996-3011.
Dr. Linda Jack, candidate for State House District 36, has received the endorsement of Ruth’s List Florida, according to Jack’s campaign.
Published August 15, 2018