VoteShield: Protecting Voter Registration Databases
VoteShield, a project of Protect Democracy, is a software platform designed to protect the integrity of U.S. elections by placing a virtual security camera on voter registration databases to detect anomalous activity in voter data. The platform uses publicly available data to consistently track changes to voter rolls and identifies irregularities that may be indicative of malicious interference.
VoteShield is made available free of charge exclusively to election administrators.
You can learn more about VoteShield from this video by FreeThink Media which highlights how election administrators are keeping our democracy safe in 2020.
- Doug Dais, Keeping Democracy Safe in the 2020 Election, Freethink Media in partnership with Skoll Foundation (Oct. 7, 2020)
- Andrew Westrope, Nonprofit’s Free App Flags Suspicious Changes to Voter Rolls, Government Technology (May 29, 2019)
- Iowa Secretary of State, Iowa’s first-in-the-nation partnership with VoteShield helps protect election integrity (Jan. 15, 2020)
- Secretary of State Paul Pate, Election commissioners: Working together to protect Iowans’ votes, The Gazette (Dec. 20, 2019)