Verified Voting Supports Election Security Funding Provisions in House FSGG Appropriations Bill
The following is a statement from Verified Voting in support of specific election security budget items outlined in the U.S. House of Representatives Financial Services and General Government (FSGG) appropriations bill for FY2022. For additional media inquiries, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
PHILADELPHIA (July 7, 2021) — “Verified Voting supports specific funding provisions in the U.S. House FSGG appropriations bill that strengthen election security and urges Congress to make these investments to safeguard our elections infrastructure. Our elections are woefully underfunded and Congress has an obligation to protect the country from threats to national security, including threats to our elections.
The House appropriations bill includes funding to enhance election technology and make election security improvements, including funding for jurisdictions to replace insecure direct recording electronic voting machines with systems that support voter-verified paper ballots. This funding will help ensure that jurisdictions have a trustworthy record of votes cast in an election. The bill also includes continued funding of two federal agencies that support safe and secure elections, the Election Assistance Commission and the National Institute of Standards and Technology. In addition to federal funding, state financial assistance is crucial for counties to reduce their budgetary strain and allow them to fund staff training, poll worker training and voter education efforts.”