As we look to the 2024 US elections, we are reminded that having an Internet be secure and accessible for campaigns and citizens alike is critical to our democracy. At Cloudflare, we support the security of election system infrastructure by providing security, performance, and reliability to eligible state and local government websites, in addition to political campaign websites, for free.
At Cloudflare, our mission is to help build a better Internet. The Internet plays a key role in promoting democracy and ensuring constituents’ access to information. By offering free support to groups within the election ecosystem, we preserve citizens’ confidence in the electoral process, promote transparency, and encourage voter participation.
Trevor and Rich, CIO and CTO respectively, at the Colorado Secretary of State, have been implementing new technology for decades and are always looking for the best resources to protect the state's election website. The Athenian Project allows them to effortlessly protect their election infrastructure with security and performance tools strong enough to block large-scale DDoS attacks or unexpected spikes in traffic.
As an Auditor and Commissioner of Elections of Scott County, Iowa, Roxanna knows the importance of empowering voters to participate in elections and promote trust in the electoral process. Understanding the threat that attacks can have on voter confidence, the Athenian Project helps Roxanna secure the county’s election website and ultimately give comfort to voters.
For Randy, CIO for Rowan County, North Carolina, election season means all hands on deck for IT staff in order to secure their .gov site that provides accurate, secure information to voters. The Athenian Project helped him tackle a 400% increase in traffic on a limited budget in order to refocus resources on other county initiatives.
The Athenian Project was created to ensure that state and local governments have the highest level of protection and reliability for free so that their constituents have access to election information and voter registration.
To assist campaigns in increasing their security posture, we launched Cloudflare for Campaigns, a suite of Cloudflare products focused on the needs of political campaigns, particularly smaller campaigns that do not have in-house resources.