More than 150 county clerks, deputy clerks, and election staff members from throughout West Virginia are scheduled to attend a three-day conference at Canaan Valley in Davis, WV focused on cybersecurity and preparation for the 2024 elections. The conference is scheduled to begin on Sunday, August 6, and runs through Tuesday, August 8.
According to WV Secretary of State Mac Warner, his office and the WVSOS Elections Division host the conference every other year to help prepare county clerks for national and state elections.
“West Virginia leads the nation in safe and secure elections,” said Secretary Warner. “My office works closely with our county clerks before, during, and between elections to make sure that we’re doing all we can to provide voters with safe and fair elections.”
The WV County Clerk’s Election Conference is one of the most respected election preparation conferences in the nation. This year, Christy McCormick, the federal chair of the U.S. Elections Assistance Commission (EAC), will be one of the keynote speakers. She will be joined by Sara Hedland from the Federal Voting Assistance Program (FVAP) and Sarah Kuzniewski, a program specialist for the federal Elections Infrastructure Information Sharing & Analysis Center (EI-ISAC).
“Confidence in the West Virginia elections is at an all-time high,” said Secretary Warner. “That’s due in great part to the training and transparency found in our election process.”