Update: July 5
ADOA cyber security has not completed their examination of VRAZII. They hope to finish by July 8and have indicated this is was extremely serious issue. County Recorders and election administrators agreed that the security and integrity of the system was more important than rushing to reactivate VRAZII.
Update: June 30
“The FBI alerted the State’s cyber response team at the Arizona Dept. of Administration to the fact that they had reason to believe that a credential related to the Voter Registration System had been compromised. The response team immediately contacted the Sec. of State’s Office, advised them to investigate their system which resulted in the confirmation of a compromised County computer with malicious software on it. Under an abundance of caution, the Secretary made the decision to take the site offline last night to further investigate. The Secretary and our team takes cyber security very seriously and protecting citizen data very seriously. We are working closely with the Sec. of State’s office and the FBI to determine next steps to ensure the integrity of the system.”
-Mike Lettman, Chief Information Security Officer, Arizona Dept. of Administration.
In light of information recently shared by the Arizona Department of Administration, access to VRAZII and Voter View will be temporarily interrupted due to maintenance related to system security. State and local election officials can expect the voter registration system to be restored by the weekend and that it should not impact online or in-person voter registration.