Minnesota Secretary of State holds elections security training at Camp Ripley
19 Jan 2024
Government, News, Economic Development
Election officials from across Minnesota gathered with state and federal partners at Camp Ripley in Morrison County to train on how to respond to emergency scenarios that could impact election administration - including cyberattacks, disinformation schemes, physical security threats, and weather emergencies.
“Rapidly advancing technology that can be used by bad actors to spread disinformation or launch sophisticated cyberattacks is changing the way we think about elections security,” said Minnesota Secretary of State Steve Simon. “Elections are a team sport and trainings like this allow us to reflect on our roles and how each of us can strengthen our partnerships to prepare for the future.”
A total of 152 attendees with 50 counties were represented at the half-day election security tabletop training exercise on January 10, 2024. Attendees worked together to respond to each scenario, reviewing and updating emergency plans.