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Cyber-security is top of mind for many on election Tuesday

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ABC 15 - Arizona

by Cameron Polom

PHOENIX - The highly-anticipated midterm election is finally upon us. Polls will open across Arizona at 6 a.m. Tuesday.

But, with that, comes major preparation for officials to set up a safe and secure voting system.

That's paramount here in our state, where we were one of the most targeted states in the 2016 election. That has election officials on alert.

When votes start rolling in Tuesday, a team of cyber-detectives will be staring at computers screens filled with code.

"They're going to be looking at the systems, they're gonna be looking for breaches, they're gonna be looking for attacks coming in," said Dr. Milton Mattox.

Cyber Expert with Scottsdale based Cipher Loc, Dr. Mattox says with the state of Arizona in the crosshairs, leaders are taking unprecedented steps to secure your vote.

Read more: https://www.abc15.com/news/region-phoenix-metro/central-phoenix/cyber-security-is-top-of-mind-for-many-on-election-tuesday