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Detroit City Clerk's office will be on the look out for voting threats


Detroit City Clerk’s office will use the TCF Center to count ballots on Election Day. Officials are watching out for threats.

City Clerk Janice Winfrey says she’s done scenario simulations with the U-S Election Assistance Commission. She says the training continues.

“I’m supposed to be on a webinar to talk about the cybersecurity and the like,” said Winfrey.

Election Consultant Daniel Baxter says Michigan’s health department has assessed the election operation making sure it follows COVID-19 guidelines. He says the Detroit Police Department and the US Department of Homeland Security are checking the center too.

“We’re taking every step and every precaution to make sure that every person in here is safe and secure,” Baxter says.

Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson says Michigan has protocols should a cyber-attack occur. She says the state’s election systems are de-centralized among more than 15-hundred jurisdictions.