Efforts to deceive are a top concern among state election officials heading into 2024
WASHINGTON (AP) — Efforts to deceive the public about voting and elections remain a top concern for state election officials as they dig into preparations for the 2024 election. Misinformation and specifically the emergence of generative artificial intelligence tools to create false and misleading content were cited in interviews with several secretaries of state gathered recently for their national conference. Other top concerns were staffing and the loss of experienced leaders overseeing elections at the local level. The officials were gathered for the annual summer conference of the National Association of Secretaries of State. The multi-day gathering in Washington largely avoided controversial subjects during panel discussions, focused instead on sharing best practices.