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Elections Security Research Study

  • 1.  Elections Security Research Study

    Posted 01-05-2020 10:09
    Edited by Natalie Scala 01-05-2020 10:11

    If you are in the United States and are part of the target population below, please consider taking a brief 5-10 minute survey.  If your friends/family/network are part of the population, please consider forwarding the survey link to them.  Thanks!

    Target population:

    Poll workers (any election, any state)


    Those planning to be a poll worker in 2020

    Action to take:

    Brief 5-10 minute survey

    Link to survey:

    Full call:

    Professors at Towson University (Dr. Natalie Scala and Dr. Josh Dehlinger) are working on research to better train poll workers to identify and mitigate potential cyber, physical, and human threats at polling places during Election Day.  The goal of the research is to enhance the poll worker training process with knowledge of how to identify and mitigate potential threats as they may occur.

    If you have ever served as a poll worker or are planning to do so in 2020, we are asking for your help by participating in a brief research study survey. Your help will enhance our research and give us better insights in developing cybersecurity training modules for poll workers. Participate in the survey through this link:  We appreciate your response by March 1, 2020.

    Natalie Scala
    Associate Professor and Graduate Program Director
    MAS President
    Towson University
    Towson MD