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Secretary of State Alex Padilla to Keynote Election Cybersecurity Forum Hosted by Supervisor Joe Simitian

MOUNTAIN VIEW - California Secretary of State Alex Padilla will deliver a keynote speech at the Protecting the Front Line: County Election Security in the 21st Century forum on Election Cybersecurity on Wednesday, March 6 at Google. The forum, hosted by Santa Clara County Supervisor Joe Simitian, will bring together nationally recognized experts on technology and law to discuss best practices and recommendations to better secure and protect elections at the county level and beyond.

Secretary Padilla recently initiated a process for upgrading California’s election technology and infrastructure. All California county election officials must upgrade to voting systems that satisfy the state’s newest testing and certification standards ahead of the March 3, 2020 Presidential Primary Election.

For more information on the Secretary of State’s election modernization efforts, please click here.


Election Cybersecurity Forum Hosted by Supervisor Joe Simitian


California Secretary of State Alex Padilla
Joe Simitian, President, Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors
Gail Pellerin, County Clerk, Santa Cruz County
Stephanie Singer, Ph.D., Verified Voting, Former Chair, Philadelphia County Board of Elections
Philip Stark, Associate Dean, Division of Mathematical and Physical Sciences, Professor of Statistics, University of California, Berkeley
Ann Ravel, Lecturer, University of California, Berkeley and Former FEC Commissioner


March 6, 2019
Forum: 9:30 am – 3:00 pm
Secretary Padilla’s Keynote: 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm


1200 Crittenden Lane
Mountain View, CA 94043


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