Department of Elections Say Voter List Release Wan’t A Hack

Virginia’s Department of Elections reports a registered voter list was shared with someone in early March but officials say the disclosure of people’s personal information was “not the work of a malicious actor or a system failure” but “human error.” An employee accidentally sent Virginia’s list of registered voters, including people’s personal information, to someone who had requested a district’s voting history. The unidentified recipient contacted the department immediately and the data was destroyed.