David Levine is an experienced elections professional with a wide range of expertise in election security, administration, and policy. He currently serves as the Election Integrity Fellow at the Alliance for Securing Democracy, a nonpartisan initiative of the German Marshall Fund of the United States. He also holds advisory roles with the Global Cyber Alliance’s Security Toolkit for Elections, the Election Reformers Network, and the Election Verification Network. Previously, he worked at Ada County, Idaho as the Elections Director, managing elections for federal, state, and local government. His research and publications focus on the trust and integrity of the election process, and the external threats posed by malign actors.
In today’s conversation with David we talk about how to get to a place where voters believe in elections and their outcomes requires a comprehensive approach. We use a five Ps model to think about the election ecosystem, and at each point in that ecosystem, there are challenges and opportunities to improve election security. The five Ps are people, process, platform, policy, and politics.