ISBE Director On Leave After Attempted Online Extortion, Agency Reports

SPRINGFIELD — One day before Tuesday’s consolidated election, the Illinois State Board of Elections executive director was placed on administrative leave after being the subject of an online extortion attempt, ISBE said in a news release. The eight-member elections board voted unanimously on Monday to place Director Steve Sandvoss on leave, according to the release. […]

Illinois Official Highlights Election Integrity Problems, Solutions

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WASHINGTON – A central-Illinois election official told a Congressional panel Thursday some of the voting machines Illinoisans used in the last election are still susceptible to tampering. But he said efforts are underway to prevent it from happening again. In 2016, Russian military hackers targeted Illinois’ statewide voter database. The State Board of Elections addressed […]