Election Security in the 2020 Election


Join Penn State’s Law, Policy, and Engineering (LPE) initiative for a virtual academic panel discussion on election security in the upcoming 2020 elections.

LPE brings together an interdisciplinary panel of experts from Penn State Law at University Park and the College of Engineering, School of International Affairs, and College of the Liberal Arts, to discuss election security; including the technological, legal and policy challenges and provide resources for voters. The event will be moderated by Sandra Allain, director of Law Policy and Engineering, professor of practice and lecturer in law.

Panel description: While officials are simultaneously preparing for both in-person and mail-in voting during a pandemic, multiple general safety and security fears continue to rise. Such fears include: foreign influence and interference, cyberattacks, use of social media to undermine confidence and disseminate misinformation, and general concerns with election infrastructure and serious vulnerabilities. Public confidence in this year’s election results is key to our democracy. Officials seek to ensure a safe, accurate, fair, and accessible election where voters can cast a ballot safely and securely, and without putting their health at risk.

Registered participants will receive a Zoom invite prior to the event.

LPE is an initiative of the Penn State Law in University Park, the College of Engineering, and the School of International Affairs.