Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg and his wife, Priscilla Chan, announced on Tuesday an additional $100 million donation to help with election security.
The funds will support Center for Tech and Civic Life (CTCL) “to make sure that every jurisdiction that needs funding to help people vote safely can get it,” Zuckerberg wrote in a Facebook post on Tuesday.
“Between Covid and insufficient public funding for elections, there are unprecedented challenges for election officials working to make sure everyone can vote safely this year,” Zuckerberg said.
Last month the couple donated $300 million to CTCL – to support election officials with the infrastructure they need to administer the vote – including voting equipment, PPE for poll workers and hiring additional poll staff.
Center for Tech and Civic Life is a non-partisan non-profit that works to “foster a more informed and engaged democracy, and helping to modernize U.S. elections,” according to its website.
To date, 2,100 local election jurisdictions have