Santa Clara County hosted a free, daylong election security conference Wednesday at Google’s Mountain View Crittenden campus, with a keynote address from California Secretary of State Alex Padilla.
Board of Supervisors President Joe Simitian moderated the event, titled “Protecting the Front Line: County Election Security in the 21st Century.”
Speakers from technology, law and policy backgrounds discussed protecting votes at the ballot box in Santa Clara County and the Bay Area.
Panelists included California Voter Foundation President Kim Alexander and professors from Stanford University and the University of California at Berkeley.
Santa Cruz County Clerk Gail Pellerin, Santa Clara County Chief Privacy Officer Mike Shapiro and San Mateo County Supervisor Warren Slocum closed the day with a “County Perspectives” panel after the lunchtime keynote by Padilla.
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