"Let’s face it: Cyberwarfare is a new front for the military, for business and now for elections," said Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted.
Registration databases of voters store their names, numbers, emails, addresses. Hackers could use this information to send voting locations or clean the database of voter logs. There have already been breaches in Arizona and Illinois. Hacks have been attempted in more than 20 states.
In Ohio, Husted said officials have a plan "that includes additional paper ballots at the polls as well as a paper backup of the voter registration lists."
He assured that Ohio’s election will be safe and even if a cyberattack occurs, it won’t affect the outcome.