EAC seeks clarity on DHS election role

We still don’t know what it means.”


U.S. Election Assistance Commission chairman Thomas Hicks says the EAC plans to meet with Department of Homeland Security officials on February 2 so DHS can answer questions about its designation of state voting systems as “critical infrastructure.”

“We’re hoping to have a forum to ask DHS and the Trump administration what the designation means and does it go forward” under the new administration, Hicks said.

EAC Commissioner Christy McCormick wrote a scathing criticism of DHS’ unilateral action to impose the critical infrastructure designation, which she described as a “purely political” decision that “blindsided” state election officials and the EAC.