When the national news covered the hacking of the 2016 elections, questions were raised that the public had never had to consider before. The principal one was: Are our elections safe from outside manipulation?
The person who had to answer that question in Santa Barbara County was Joe Holland, County Clerk and Recorder. Last summer he prepared a paper called “Frequently Asked Questions” which gave the answers that he had discovered in his research. That paper needs much wider distribution, and the League has invited him to discuss those important answers at our Community Forum in March. We will invite several experts in the field to participate in asking and answering these questions with him.
The Forum will begin at 12 o'clock in the Faulkner Gallery of the Santa Barbara downtown library, which is co-sponsoring this program. It will be filmed by TVSB for later release on their channel. The public is invited to bring questions that they have had about election security and the panel will discuss them. The Library now has parking and handicapped access on both sides of the building. Sound for the Forum will be provided by Gary Atkins Sound Systems.