Building the People’s Voting System

CISA Best Practices Series on Administering In-Person Voting During COVID-19

For Election Officials

The federal Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Agency (CISA) has recently created a working group comprised of government officials and election technology vendors to provide information resources to the nation’s election officials in the midst of the COVID-19 crisis.

Approximately two months ago, the working group released detailed practical information to assist election officials in rapidly scaling up expanded by-mail voting operations for the November 2020 election.

Now, CISA has released a new set of best practice guides to prepare for in-person voting during the pandemic. With gratitude to the many participants in the working group, and as a service to the wider elections community, the OSET Institute offers this convenient landing page to assist election officials in quickly accessing the CISA Best Practices Series on Addressing In-Person Voting during COVID-19. We hope that this convenient landing page encourages more election officials to quickly and easily draw upon a wealth of detailed practical information to support high-integrity elections during these challenging times.

The CISA series on in-person voting during the pandemic currently includes the documents below (with links to the U.S. Election Assistance Commission hosting sites). The OSET Institute will continue monitoring the series, and additional documents will be added to this page as they become available.

Finding Voting Locations and Poll Workers:

Considerations for Modifying The Scale of In-Person Voting:

Health and Safety at the Polling Place:

Safeguarding Staff and Work Environment from COVID-19:


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