CTCL Online Series: Cybersecurity for Election Officials 



How it Works 

We’ll provide you with a video recording and comprehensive participant guide after every course for continued practice on your own or with your team. 


Each 90-min online course will include expert teaching, demo, Q/A, and interactive exercises. All you'll need is a stable internet connection and a computer with a video camera, OR, a reliable phone line if you choose to call in.


Spur new ways of thinking through our interactive demos of tech resources. We’ll show you what to expect, how to navigate, and more. That way, you’ll know how to get started right after class. 

Meet new friends and come together on common tech challenges and solutions. Each course will include live Q&A and a group discussion.



Open Courses



What you'll learn:

  • Course objectives and expectations
  • Background on our organization and your instructors
  • How to navigate our online training platform successfully

Monday, July 9

1:00–1:30 PM CT



Cybersecurity 101: Introduction


Tuesday, July 10

1:00–1:30 PM CT

$50 per attendee

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What you'll learn:

  • Cybersecurity terminology
  • How to identify types of cyber threats
  • How to create stronger login practices

Cybersecurity 201: Intermediate


Tuesday, July 24

1:00–2:30 PM CT

$50 per attendee

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What you'll learn:

  • How to manage access to devices and networks
  • How to safeguard your election data
  • How to develop partnerships to overcome security challenges

Cybersecurity 301: Communications


Tuesday, July 31

1:00–2:30 PM CT

$50 per attendee

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What you’ll learn:

  • How to make a cyber incident response plan
  • How to inform the public about your office’s security leadership
  • How to build media allies

Frequently Asked Questions

What is CTCL Online Series? +

We launched our first in-person training course in 2013 when we helped Mercer County, WV build their very first election website. Since then, we've traveled from town-to-town and state-to-state to help hundreds of election officials around the country learn new tech skills in order to strengthen their relationship with voters, office holders, and candidates. We've worked with directors, county clerks, and election administrators—from their 20s to their 70s. All of whom want to refine and deepen the impact they can bring to the community they're working with, because they know that their skills pave the way for what others can accomplish.

We want to provide true national reach, and make it possible for all election officials to learn, regardless of time, geography, or ability. We want to even the playing field and give election officials easy access to high-quality professional development, which is why we took matters into our own hands and launched CTCL Online Series.

Is my attendance required? +

Attendance is not required. We'll provide you with a video recording and a participant guide after every course.

How much does it cost? +

Each course cost $50 USD per participate.

What are the payment methods? +

We accept credit card using the secure check-out process on this page.

You can also pay by check. Please email us at hello@techandciviclife.org. We can register you for courses and send your office an invoice for payment.

I added courses to my cart. Where do I pay? +

If you're registering on your desktop, after adding courses to your cart, please proceed to the checkout by scrolling to the top of the screen and clicking on your cart in the upper right corner.

I've registered for a course. When will I receive additional information and materials for the course? +

24 hours prior to each course you will receive login information and course materials via the email you provided when you registered.

It's less than 24 hours before my course. Where are my course materials? +

Your course materials may be in your spam folder in your inbox. Please double check! If you are unable to find the email, please contact us at hello@techandciviclife.org.

Meet the Instructors

Meet the Teams

Center for Technology and Civic Life (CTCL)

Center for Technology and Civic Life is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization based in Chicago, Illinois. We leverage the expertise of election offices to share stories, best practices, and drive the development of our #ElectionTools.  In turn, we lead a powerful network, ELECTricity, that connects election offices from across the country. We are dedicated to providing election administrators easy access to free and low-cost tech tools and high-quality professional development courses.

Center for Democracy & Technology (CDT)

Center for Democracy & Technology is a champion of global online civil liberties and human rights, driving policy outcomes that keep the internet open, innovative, and free. As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, CDT support laws, corporate policies, and technology tools that protect the privacy of internet users. Headquartered in Washington, with an international presence in London and Brussels, CDT works inclusively across sectors and the political spectrum to find tangible solutions to today's most pressing internet policy challenges.

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