MADISON, Wis. — A new council formed to bolster Wisconsin election security is meeting for the first time.

The council includes representatives from 18 organizations, including the FBI, the state Elections Commission, the Wisconsin Towns Association and the Wisconsin Counties Association.

The group met Wednesday morning in Madison. They began the meeting by laying out broad goals of increasing collaboration and developing security training programs.

Wisconsin Elections Commission Administrator Meagan Wolfe outlined steps her agency has already taken to improve security, including multi-factor authentication to access the state election database, testing local clerks' systems for vulnerabilities, establishing a technology help desk for local clerks, helping them upgrade to Windows 10 and helping them move to government email.