“The recent national threats to election security underscore how important it is to elect people to County Clerk positions who have experience with technology, the intelligence community and cyber security. As County Clerk, I will lead the charge to upgrade IT security and election procedures while remaining laser-focused on improving the voter experience for all.”
Bob Perls, former NM State Representative and former U.S. Diplomat.
I am running for Sandoval County Clerk in 2020 for three reasons:
- UPHOLD INTEGRITY: The Clerk’s Office must ensure the integrity of elections — enough voting machines, no random voter roll purges, and reduce Election Day wait times for all communities equally.
- PROMOTE VOTER OUTREACH: Nearly half of New Mexico voters don’t vote. The Clerk must educate future voters, promote upcoming elections and help drive turnout among the youth, Native Americans and other minority communities.
- ENSURE ELECTION SECURITY: The County Clerk is your chief election officer. Bob has the technology and cyber security background to help modernize the Clerk’s office to protect election results from hacking.
The past two years document that the threats against election security are real. The Russians tried to influence the 2016 elections and the Trump campaign benefited. These types of threats are much more severe and sophisticated than the background threats county and state governments usually see. To protect every vote, we need federal level expertise from the intelligence and law enforcement community filtered down immediately to all election officers in New Mexico. We need a Clerk who can modernize the office to address 21st century threats. I have the background, experience and desire to lead this effort.