FBI Denver Educates Community About Election Security and Foreign Malign Influence in Advance of the November Election
DENVER—Election Day is four weeks away and the FBI is charged with protecting the rights of all Americans, including their right to vote. From now until November 3rd, every American has a role to play in protecting the election from threats against the democratic process. Across the country, FBI field offices have initiated a public awareness campaign about election security online at FBI.gov and across our social media platforms.
The goal of this social media campaign is to increase the public’s awareness about threats to the upcoming election and to inform Americans about what they can do to help the FBI ensure the election is safe and secure. These threats include crimes the FBI has been charged with investigating, including campaign finance crimes; voter/ballot fraud; civil rights violations; cyber threats targeting the election process; and the potential for foreign influence on the democratic process, elected officials, and institutions.
The FBI is the lead federal investigative agency responsible for engaging with our local and state election security counterparts to safeguard election integrity. The FBI is also the lead federal agency for identifying and combating malign foreign influence operations targeting our democratic institutions through the FBI’s Foreign Influence Task Force (FITF). The FITF brings together all FBI authorities and capabilities from multiple divisions to include Counterintelligence, Cyber, Criminal, and Counterterrorism assets to coordinate and work together to combat the threat.
The FBI is committed to providing accessible tools and resources to all levels of government through both in-person briefs and online tools, such as our Protected Voices campaign, found at www.fbi.gov/ProtectedVoices. Protected Voices is a public initiative which provides political campaigns, organizations, and other election security stakeholders with tools and resources to protect against malign foreign influence and cyber security threats.
“The FBI Denver Division is committed to ensuring a safe and secure election and protecting our electoral process from interference by criminals. It is a top priority for our field office,” said FBI Denver Special Agent in Charge Michael Schneider. “We will continue to engage our law enforcement partners and election security officials and will swiftly investigate any allegations of election crimes. We encourage our community to call the FBI Denver Division if you have information concerning an election crime.”
Tips regarding possible election crimes can be made anonymously to the FBI Denver Field Office at (303) 629-7171, or online at tips.fbi.gov.
Additional information on the FBI’s role in election security and to access educational resources regarding how to protect your voice and vote can be found by following the FBI Denver Field Office on Twitter at @FBIDenver.