Safety First

Warner offers election security training

With dire warnings of the peril of Russian interference with the upcoming November election making the rounds, West Virginia Secretary of State Mac Warner’s action this week could not have been more timely.

He held a conference and training session on election security in Morgantown, inviting county election officials from throughout the state.

Marshall County Clerk Jan Pest may have been speaking for many at the event, when she told our reporter the exercise “gives us a tool to find steps to get started in making everything more secure.”

As we also have reported, Warner’s office has taken decisive action in that regard. West Virginia’s election system has multilayered security.

Good for Warner, then. Warnings of Russian hacking may be overblown — but better safe than sorry.