Voter Registration and Elections Systems
The Lee County Supervisor of Elections is committed to prioritizing and ensuring the security of its network databases, computer systems, and elections through advanced, ongoing high-tech measures. We continuously coordinate our systems security practices through well-regarded cybersecurity agencies and programs in order to reinforce our commitment to secure elections.
Our organizational computer system, which includes our Voter Registration information databases, and website have sophisticated, round-the-clock network monitoring. Continuous monitoring allows us to review and block inbound internet traffic from identified threatening countries, foreign agents, or those who would attempt to gain unauthorized access to our network.
We were one of the first Elections Offices in Florida to change to this type of “live” monitoring system. We routinely copy (also known as “back-up”) our databases to ensure there is a replica of network data.
Our Tabulation Center, where Vote-by-Mail ballots are counted, is a highly secure facility. The Tabulation Center is under continuous video surveillance with an isolated, stand-alone network that does not have internet access thereby reinforcing security measures and preventing unauthorized access.
Our Information Technology Department’s mission continues to be at the forefront of protecting our critical systems through advancing all levels of security across our systems as technology changes.
Every state differs in its administration of voter registration and elections. In the video below, the US Election Assistance Commission (EAC) examines a wide range of election security practices.