What security procedures are in place for the 2022 election?

The Hamilton County Board of Elections gets questions from the public about the 2020 election and election security every day, even almost two years later.

As the 2022 election nears, the number of emails and public records requests from members of the public regarding the 2020 election have spiked, said Alex Linser, the board’s deputy director. In the past two weeks, they have averaged about three a day, he said.

“There are two common themes that we receive, distrust of the voting machines, and the other seeking reproduction of all of the documents created in the 2020 election,” Linser said. The latter, which includes every ballot ID envelope, costs $75,000 to copy every sheet. No one has taken the board of elections up on that offer, Linser said.

Zach Cox, Hamilton County Board of Elections worker, prepping voter booths at the Hamilton County Board of Elections in Norwood.

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It’s not just Hamilton County. Backers of former President Donald Trump and his false claims of a stolen 2020 election have swamped the boards of election in more than two dozen states and counties all across Ohio, the Washington Post, National Public Radio and other news agencies reported.