AI and Protecting Voter Rolls: Safeguarding Democracy in the Age of Disinformation
BY: APRIL AVANT
While AI presents exciting possibilities, it also poses significant risks to the authenticity and accuracy of voter data. In recent years, the use of AI-driven disinformation campaigns and deepfake videos to manipulate and deceive voters has become a growing concern among election officials. The challenges generative AI present make tools and resources like the Electronic Registration Information Center or ERIC essential to maintaining secure elections. ERIC is a unique and nonpartisan system that allows states to share information securely and support election officials with reports that identify when voters have moved to another state, died, or have multiple registrations.