How Safe are Our Local Elections?

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Date/Time
Date(s) - Wednesday, March 21
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Location
Santa Barbara Public Library

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Held in the Faulkner Gallery.

The League of Women Voters of Santa Barbara will present an important informational forum regarding the safety of our elections. When the national news covered the hacking of the 2016 elections, questions were raised that the public had never had to consider before. The principle one was: Are our elections safe from outside manipulation?

The person who had to answer that question in Santa Barbara County was Joe Holland, County Clerk and Recorder. Last summer he prepared a paper called “Frequently Asked Questions” which gave the answers that he had discovered in his research. That paper needs much wider distribution, and the League has invited him to discuss those important answers at our Community Forum in March. The public is invited to bring questions that they have had about election security. We will invite several presenters in the field to participate in asking and answering these questions.

The Forum will be live-streamed on our LWVSB Facebook Page (Like us now!). It will be filmed by TVSB for later release on their channel. Spanish translation will be available.

Joe Holland, SB County Clerk and Recorder will be the featured presenter. He will be joined by Elena Aronova, UCSB Professor, History Department, and Dr. Penn Borden, former professor of 20th Century American History. The discussion will be moderated by former Santa Barbara mayor Marty Blum.

The public is invited to bring questions for the panelists to answer.

The community forum is cosponsored by the Santa Barbara Public Library and Santa Barbara TV. Sound provided by Gary Atkins, Sound Systems. It is free and open to the public.