Kobach Confident In Security Of Kansas Voter Registration Data
Computer hackers recently targeted voter data in Arizona and Illinois, but Kansas election officials say they're confident state data is secure. Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach’s office is responsible for the security of voter registration records.
“We have a layer of security that protects our voter rolls that those states did not have. I’m not going to state specifically what it is, but it is a significant one,” Kobach says.
Kobach says it appears hackers were able to view voter registration data in Arizona and Illinois, but they weren’t able to alter those records. Kobach says even if someone was able to access and alter Kansas voter data, the state system tracks any changes, which means any kind of tampering could be easily reversed.