Election officials look to launch security outreach plan
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — Wisconsin officials want to launch a public relations push to reassure people that elections are secure.
The Wisconsin Elections Commission staffers plan to ask the panel Tuesday for permission to spend $260,000 to develop website information, videos, news releases and graphics.
A survey conducted by advertising firm KW2 for the commission this fall found many respondents were worried about cyber-attacks, absentee ballots not getting counted and vote machine tampering.
The commission would use a $7 million federal grant to bolster election security to pay for the outreach campaign.