Elections Readiness FAQ

Frequently asked questions will regularly be updated here.

 

- Microsoft Teams -

The Microsoft Teams page is the primary means of communication between the CTMD and municipalities.

 

How can I access the Teams page?

The teams page is accessible at MS Teams.

 

What is my username?

Your username is your email address.

 

“You can’t sign up here with a work or school email address.  Use a personal email, such as Gmail or Yahoo”

Create a new Microsoft account with a different email, such as your personal email, like Gmail or Yahoo.  Microsoft will ask to send a code to verify your email address.  Send the code to your mobile phone via text message

 

What is my password?

Your Microsoft password is the same as your email password.  If you don’t know your password, reset your password.

 

I don’t know my password (forgot password)?  How do I reset my Microsoft password?

Click on “Forgot password”.  Go through the process to reset your Microsoft password.  Microsoft will ask to send 

 

- Cyber Resiliency Review (CRR) -

How do I access the CRR?

The CRR can be accessed by heading to the 'Information' channel in Teams, then finding the 'Files' tab. All necessary documents can be downloaded from here.

 

How do I open the CRR?

The CRR must be opened with either Adobe Acrobat or Adobe Reader.  Once the file is downloaded, right click on the document and select “open with” Adobe Acrobat (or Reader).  If you still cannot view the CRR, you may need to update your version of Adobe.

 

Who should fill out the CRR?

Ideally, all elections personnel (Town Clerk, Registrars, and IT staff) should work together to complete the assessment. It is beneficial that as many elections officials as possible within your organization are aware of your organization's practices and capabilities. Many of the questions are policy-related, and are of interest to non-IT staff.

 

- On-Site Assessment -

Who will be receiving an on-site visit?

The towns that will be receiving an on-site visit has not been determined at this time.