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Task Force on Elections

The Bipartisan Policy Center launched a new task force on improving the voting experience in February 2019. The Task Force is comprised of a geographically and politically diverse group of state and local election officials devoted to making meaningful improvements to United States elections. Members were selected for a variety of reasons to aid in this goal; among them are the partisan preferences of the jurisdictions they serve, the region of the country in which they live, and their perspective on election administration from either the state or local level.

The task force was based on the idea that the voice of the public servants who implement election laws—election officials—is often overlooked when state legislatures and Congress consider election reform. The loudest voices are often reform groups, which influence legislators with passionate and public appeals about the necessity of their favored reform to the health of American democracy.

BPC will promote these policy recommendations built with bipartisan support from state and local elections administrators to members of Congress, state and local policymakers, and election administrators nationally.

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Natalie Adona

Clerk-Recorder/Registrar of Voters, Nevada County, California

Natalie Adona is the Clerk-Recorder/Registrar of Voters for Nevada County. Prior to joining the Clerk-Recorder’s office, she was the Senior Research and Learning Associate for the Elections Program at Democracy Fund, a private philanthropy based in Washington, DC. Natalie’s professional interests over the last 15 years center on elections and voting, including public opinion surveys on the topic. She is the co-author of “Understanding the Voter Experience” and the co-author/Principal Investigator of “Stewards of Democracy.” A Vallejo native, Natalie is happy to return to California election administration. Early in her career, she worked as a poll worker trainer in the San Francisco Bay Area in 2008 and 2009 and as a student researcher at the Election Administration Research Center at Cal. She has also worked for several elections and voting rights organizations, including, Project Vote, and the Fair Elections Center.

Natalie holds a B.A. from the University of California at Berkeley, a J.D. from the American University Washington College of Law and a M.P.A. from AU’s School of Public Affairs.

Jacqueline Beaudry

City Clerk, Ann Arbor, Michigan

Jacqueline (Jackie) Beaudry has over 20 years of municipal government experience and has served as City Clerk for the City of Ann Arbor since 2005. Jackie is a Master Municipal Clerk, a Michigan Professional Municipal Clerk, and has a Master of Public Administration degree from Eastern Michigan University. Ms. Beaudry was the 2019 recipient of the prestigious Michigan City Clerk of the Year award. Under her leadership, the Ann Arbor City Clerk’s Office was recognized as a 2020 recipient of the Election Administration Commission’s Clearinghouse Award for outstanding innovation in elections and a 2021 EAC award recipient for most creative or original “I Voted” sticker.

In Ann Arbor, Jackie manages 53 voting precincts for all city, State and national elections. Election Day management in Ann Arbor includes the administration of voting locations and a new full-service satellite office on the campus of the University of Michigan.

Ms. Beaudry currently serves on the Bipartisan Policy Center’s National Task Force on election reform, representing the State of Michigan and local clerks on this national team of experts. She is currently serving a second term on the Board of Directors for the Michigan Association of Municipal Clerks, and was also appointed by Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson to serve on a State team to help shape election modernization in Michigan. Jackie has also represented the United States on four international election observation missions in Europe and Asia.

Seth Bluestein

City Commissioner, City of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 

Since February 2022 Seth Bluestein has served as City Commissioner – one of three members of the Board of Elections in charge of election operations and voter registration for the City of Philadelphia. Prior to serving as Commissioner, Seth was Chief Deputy Commissioner for former City Commissioner Al Schmidt. 

Seth began working in the Office of the City Commissioners in 2012 as a Deputy Commissioner before being promoted to Chief Deputy Commissioner in 2017. From 2018 through 2021, Seth also served as the department’s Chief Integrity Officer. 

Seth has spent the past ten years serving Philadelphia voters, with a focus on improving the voter experience and ensuring our elections remain fair, secure, and accessible. He has overseen election integrity investigations and quality control audits for the department. An advocate for transparency, Seth has worked to transform the department’s website, communications, and open data initiatives. 

A lifelong Philadelphian, Seth earned a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree in political science and history from the University of Pennsylvania and a Master of Public Administration (MPA) degree from the Fels Institute of Government at the University of Pennsylvania. 

Karen Brinson-Bell

Executive Director, North Carolina Board of Elections 

Karen Brinson Bell became executive director of the North Carolina State Board of Elections on June 1, 2019. 

As the state’s chief elections official, she leads about 95 full-time employees at the state agency, which is charged with administering elections and overseeing the 100 county boards of elections, as well as campaign finance compliance. North Carolina has more than 7 million registered voters and is the 9th most populous state in the country. 

In her time as Executive Director, Karen has overseen more than 10 elections, including the 2020 Presidential election, which is the largest election in North Carolina’s history and was held during the COVID-19 pandemic. Other significant elections during her tenure include two special congressional elections impacted by Hurricane Dorian (September 2019), North Carolina’s first Super Tuesday primary on March 3, 2020, and a Congressional second primary during the COVID-19 pandemic. These elections have been coordinated efforts with N.C. Department of Public Safety, N.C. Department of Information Technology, N.C. National Guard, and other federal, state, and local partners. In the fall of 2019, these agencies jointly launched the #YourVoteCountsNC campaign to inform voters about election security and other efforts to safeguard elections. 

Karen has spent most of her career in elections administration. From March 2011 to March 2015, she served as director for the Transylvania County (N.C.) Board of Elections. Prior to that, she worked for five years as a district elections technician for the State Board of Elections, where she supported 12 county boards in western N.C. in almost all facets of elections. 

Before her appointment as executive director, Karen was deputy director of the Ranked Choice Voting Resource Center. In that role, she assisted elections administrators on a national level, providing expert testimony and educational tools for conducting elections using that method. 

Jacqueline Britt

Director of Elections/General Registrar, Nelson County, Virginia

Jacqueline “Jackie” Clark Britt, CERA, is currently serving her fourth term of office as Director of Elections/General Registrar of Nelson County, Virginia. Jackie first took office in 2009 and has, since that time, obtained the Election Center/Auburn University’s professional certification of Virginia Election Registration Official (VERO) and national certification of Certified Elections Registration Administrator (CERA). This year, she earned the status of Certified General Registrar in the state of Virginia. She is an active member of the Voter Registrar’s Association of Virginia (VRAV), having served twice as VRAV Secretary and as a member of both the Education and Annual Meeting committees.

Jackie is a long-time resident of Nelson County and has promoted awareness of elections through presentations to local service organizations and interaction with the schools, including conducting mock elections and providing voter registration opportunities for high school seniors.

Jackie graduated from North Carolina Wesleyan College with a B.A. in Political Studies. She now resides in Schuyler, Virginia near extended family. She has served the community as co-chairman of the Nelson County Relay for Life event and is a past president of the Nelson County Garden Club.

Judd Choate

Director, Division of Elections, Colorado

Dr. Judd Choate is the state elections director for Colorado. Prior to joining the Colorado Department of State, Judd practiced election law at the Denver firm of Kelly Garnsey Hubbell & Lass. He also served as a law clerk for Colorado Supreme Court Justice Alex J. Martinez and as a summer clerk for Judge Timothy Tymkovich of the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals.

For several years prior to law school, Judd was a professor of political science at the University of Nebraska, where he taught courses on campaigns and elections. Judd is the author of a book and several peer-reviewed articles on political behavior. He is in line to be the 2017 president of the National Association of State Election Directors.

He has a J.D. from the University of Colorado Law School and both a Ph.D. and M.A. in political science from Purdue University. In a previous life, Judd was a scout for the Kansas City Royals.

Brian Corley

Supervisor of Elections, Pasco County, Florida

Brian Corley has been serving the citizens of Pasco County as their Supervisor of Elections since 2007 and in that time has presided over thirty elections with more than 1.5 million votes cast. During his tenure, the Pasco County Election’s office continues to be recognized for innovation, efficiency and transparency in serving the voters. He previously served in senior managerial positions with the Pasco County Clerk of the Circuit Court, as well as the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office.

He is a state-certified election administrator by the Florida Department of State and is the past president of the Florida State Association of Supervisors of Elections.  He has testified numerous times before Florida Legislative Senate and House committees on election and voting related issues.

Nationally, Corley has been a featured speaker and panelist with such organizations as The Bi-Partisan Policy Center, The Elections Assistance Commission, The International Association of Government Officials, The Center for Internet Security, The Pew Charitable Trusts “Voting Information Project” Committee, The National Election Center (Election Cybersecurity Taskforce), the “Vote at Home” Advisory Council, the Governor’s Advisory Committee on Government Operations and is an instructor with the Florida Certified Election Professional Program.

Corley has been a resident of Pasco County since 1979 and a proud graduate of Pasco County schools. he has been actively involved in community service with multiple organizations to include: Pasco Education Foundation, Dade City Kiwanis Club, Take Stock in Children Program, Pasco County School District Vision Committee, One Community Now, USF MPA Advisory Board and Empowering Pasco Veterans Board of Directors.  He received both his undergraduate and graduate degrees from the University of South Florida and has been an adjunct professor in Public Administration for both the University of South Florida and Barry University.

Jennifer Garms

County Auditor & Commissioner of Elections, Clayton County, Iowa

Jennifer began working in the Clayton County Auditor’s Office in 2007 as a Deputy Auditor/Commissioner before being elected to County Auditor in 2016 following contested Primary and General Elections. She ran unopposed in 2020.

Jennifer currently serves as the President of the Iowa State Association of County Auditors, the State Elections Administration Training Curriculum Chair, and is a member of the Iowa Secretary of State’s Advisory Board.

Jennifer is a graduate of the University of Northern Iowa with a B.S. in Geography and a Certificate of Geographic Information Systems and Cartography. Jennifer enjoys volunteering in her community and currently serves on the Elkader Public Library Board. Jennifer has numerous hobbies including reading, painting, quilting, cooking, fishing, and completing jigsaw puzzles.

Ginny Gelms

Director of Elections, Hennepin County, Minnesota

Ginny Gelms is the Director of Elections for Hennepin County, Minnesota and has been an elections administrator for sixteen years. She previously served as the City of Minneapolis Interim Elections Director and in the Johnson County, Iowa elections division. As the Hennepin County Elections Director, she oversees the voting process for over 800,000 registered voters in over 400 polling places across Hennepin County.

Some of her most notable elections experiences include implementing electronic poll books in Hennepin County, leading implementation of Minneapolis’s Ranked Choice Voting system, and working Minnesota’s infamous 2008 Franken-Coleman US Senate recount. She holds a graduate certificate in Election Administration from the University of Minnesota Humphrey School of Public Affairs.

Joseph Gloria

Registrar of Voters, Clark County, Nevada 

Joseph Gloria has been the appointed Registrar of Voters for Clark County, Nevada, since June of 2013, serving just over 1.2 million registered voters in Nevada’s largest county. Mr. Gloria has been in the election profession for over 30 years, starting as a voting machine technician in New Mexico and progressing to the position of Registrar of Voters in Nevada. Mr. Gloria is an appointed member of the Election Assistance Commission Standards Board, and was elected by its members to serve on the EAC Executive Board in April of 2019. He is also a member of the Nevada Election Task Force, which is appointed by the Nevada Secretary of State. He completed his Certified Election/Registration Administrator (CERA) training through the Election Center, graduating in August of 2015. He also completed his Bachelor of Science in Business Administration at the University of Phoenix and his Master in Public Administration from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas. 

Mandi Grandjean

Director of Elections, Ohio

Amanda (Mandi) M. Grandjean is the Director of Elections and Deputy Assistant Secretary of State for Secretary of State Frank LaRose. She is a member of the National Association of Election Directors (“NASED”), the National Association of Secretaries of State (“NASS”), the Election Assistance Commission (“EAC”) Standards Board, the Electronic Registration Information Center (“ERIC”), and the Bipartisan Policy Center’s (“BPC”) Election Task Force.

Prior to her time with the LaRose administration, Grandjean served as an attorney at Bricker & Eckler LLP, where her practice focused on election law, campaign finance, public policy, ballot initiatives, government affairs, ethics and compliance.

Before joining Bricker, Mandi interned for Speaker John Boehner of the U.S. House of Representatives. She has also served as a media liaison for the U.S. Embassy of the Republic of Iraq, worked as a legal intern with the Franklin County Prosecutor’s Office, and as a law clerk for Judge Daniel R. Hawkins.

Mandi graduated from Miami University magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa in journalism and political science, where she also was a member of the Miami Women’s Swimming and Diving Team that won the Mid-American Conference Championship in 2013. She also graduated with honors from the Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, where she was a member of the Ohio State Law Journal. As Symposium Editor, she planned and hosted the 2015 Ohio State Law Journal Symposium on the History and Future of Election Law.

She is a member of the Miami Women in Law and Leadership Committee and Ohio Women in Government and a graduate of the Jo Ann Davidson Ohio Leadership Institute. She also served as a member of the Miami University Pre-Law Alumni Advisory Board. Mandi was selected as a 2019 Miami University 18 of the last 9 award recipient, recognizing outstanding recent graduates.

Scott Jarrett

Elections Director, Maricopa County Elections Department

Scott Jarrett is the Elections Director for the Maricopa County Elections Department, the second largest voting jurisdiction in the nation. He is responsible for all In-person voting, tabulation, temporary worker recruitment, and training operations. He has served as the Elections Director since his appointment by the Maricopa County Board of Supervisors in 2019. Prior to joining the Elections Department, Scott served as a professional internal auditor and certified fraud examiner with the Maricopa County and the Maricopa Community College District for over 13 years. He is also a veteran of the United States Coast Guard. Scott is a certified Arizona Elections Official, an Elections Task Force member of the Bipartisan Policy Center and serves as the vice-president of the Election Officials of Arizona.

Sarah Ball Johnson

EAC Board of Advisors Member/ City Clerk, Colorado Springs (CO)

Sarah Ball Johnson is the City Clerk for the City of Colorado Springs, Colorado, with the responsibility of keeping all municipal records, aiding City Council with Council meeting agendas and minutes, conducting all municipal elections, city council district redistricting, and managing the City’s business licensing program. She is a Certified Municipal Clerk (CMC) through the International Institute of Municipal Clerks.

She has seventeen years of experience in state Election Administration with the Commonwealth of Kentucky State Board of Elections, where she also served as the Executive Director for seven years.

She has a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration from Transylvania University and a Masters degree in Public Administration, specializing in state and local government, from the University of Kentucky.

She participated in international election observation trips to Slovakia, Kosovo, Macedonia, and Nigeria.

She is a member of United States Election Assistance Commission Board of Advisors (United States Senate President Appointee) and serves as Chair of the Board. She serves as a Director on the Board of the Colorado Municipal Clerks Association. She was a member of the National Association of State Election Directors (NASED) and served as Vice President of the NASED Board. She was a member of the United States Election Assistance Commission Standards Board and served as Chairman of the Executive Board.

Joseph Kirk

Election Supervisor, Bartow County, Georgia 

Joseph Kirk is an election administrator with a history of conducting secure and transparent elections.  Joseph began his career by testing and supporting Georgia’s first statewide voting system from 2002-2005 before implementing Mississippi’s TSX Voting System from 2005-2007.  In 2007, he accepted his current position as Election Supervisor of Bartow County, Georgia.  Joseph graduated from the University of Georgia with a bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and is a member of the Georgia Association of Voter Registrars and Election Officials.  He enjoys creative arts, is competent with a trumpet, and enjoys spending time with his cat. 

Brianna L. Lennon

Boone County Clerk, Missouri

Brianna L. Lennon was elected as Boone County Clerk in November 2018 and sworn into office on December 31st, 2018. Brianna is a graduate of Truman State University and holds a Master’s in Public Policy and a law degree, both from the University of Missouri. Prior to her election as Boone County Clerk, Brianna served as an Assistant Attorney General in the Consumer Protection Division of the Missouri Attorney General’s Office before joining the Missouri Secretary of State’s Office under former Secretary Jason Kander. As the Deputy Director of Elections and first coordinator of the Election Integrity Unit in the Secretary of State’s Office, she worked closely with local election authorities across the state to ensure that elections were simple, secure, and accessible for voters. Brianna lives in Columbia with her husband, Scott, and two children, Ryan, and Isabel.

Kori Lorick

Elections Director, Arizona 

Kori Lorick has served as Arizona’s State Elections Director since July 2021. She previously worked for the Federal Bureau of Investigation’s Cyber Division then went on to receive her J.D. from Stanford Law School. Prior to working in elections, she served as an Equal Justice Works fellow in rural Alaska providing legal aid to individuals experiencing domestic violence and worked for the Federal Public Defender’s Office for the District of Arizona.   

Sherry L. Poland

Director of Elections, Hamilton County, Ohio

Sherry Poland was appointed Director of the Hamilton County Board of Elections in June of 2014. In this role, she is responsible for administering all local, state, and federal elections that occur in Hamilton County, along with the day-to-day operations of the board. Ms. Poland began her career with the Board of Elections in March of 2004. Prior to becoming Director, she served as the Board’s Operations Administrator, where she was responsible for all aspects of the vote counting process. She has administered over 55 elections, including 5 presidential elections. During Ms. Poland’s tenure, the Hamilton County Board of Elections has been recognized for innovation, efficiency, and transparency in elections.

In addition to her work in Hamilton County, Ms. Poland is a member of the U.S. Elections Assistance Commission Local Leadership Council, serves as the Vice President of the Ohio Association of Elections Officials, and as a member of the Bipartisan Policy Center’s Task Force on Elections. She is a graduate of Mount St. Joseph University.

Rob Rock

Director of Elections, Rhode Island Department of State

Rob is a 2005 graduate of the University of Rhode Island with a bachelor’s degree in political science. He began working at the Rhode Island Department of State as an intern in the summer of 2005. Rob was an Elections Assistant from 2005 – 2013 when he left to become the Town Administrator in the Town of Richmond, RI. In 2015, Rob returned to the RI Department of State to serve as Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea’s Director of Elections. Rob also has a Master’s in Public Administration from the University of Rhode Island.

Rob currently serves as the Incoming President of the National Association of State Election Directors’ (NASED) Executive Board and in 2020, was the Chair of the Electronic Registration Information Center (ERIC), a non-profit organization whose mission is to assist states to improve the accuracy of voter rolls.

Justin Roebuck

County Clerk & Register of Deeds, Ottawa County, Michigan 

Justin Roebuck serves as the chief election officer for Ottawa County, Michigan overseeing the elections process in 23 local cities and townships and for the county’s 220,000 voters. Justin’s passion is to build trust with honesty and transparency in the elections process. His goal is to change the way election officials interact with voters by modeling proactive, consistent, and fact-based communication using multiple platforms from social media to in person voter engagement. He was honored by his colleagues as Michigan’s “County Clerk of the Year” in 2021. 

In addition to his work in Ottawa County, Justin currently serves on the Standards Board of the U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC), as the Chair of the Michigan Council of Election Officials, and Co-Chair of the Legislative Committee of the Michigan Association of County Clerks. He was appointed by the Michigan Supreme Court to the Michigan Judicial Council, formed in 2021 to create a statewide strategic plan for the judicial branch. He has been appointed by Governors Snyder and Whitmer to the Michigan Electronic Recording Commission, governing the standards for real property documents recorded in Michigan, where he is currently serving as Chair. 

Justin is a graduate of Hillsdale College in Michigan, with a B.A. in History and Political Science. 

Joe Rozell

Director of Elections, Oakland County, Michigan

Joe Rozell is the Director of Elections for Oakland County, Michigan. Since 2007, he’s directed elections in Michigan’s second largest county of 1.1 million registered voters.

He received his master’s degree in Public Administration from Oakland University and earned his Certified Elections/Registration Administrator (CERA) certification from Auburn University. He is a member of Election Center (National Association of Election Officials) and the Michigan Association of County Clerks. Rozell has also been appointed to serve on numerous state level committees including the Voting Equipment RFP Evaluation Committee, the Qualified Voter File Committee, and the Election Modernization Advisory Committee.

He has been instrumental in implementing technology at the county level and securing new statewide voting systems. Joe is very passionate about elections and has testified on numerous occasions at the federal, state and local level on the need for election reform and increased funding.

Rozell is an adjunct faculty member at Oakland University teaching in the Department of Political Science. He also serves as an elected non-partisan City Commissioner in Huntington Woods, Michigan.

Deborah Scroggin

Director of Elections, Oregon 

Deborah Scroggin directs the Oregon Elections division and is responsible for the administration of Oregon’s vote by mail elections system by working closely with state agencies, 36 counties throughout Oregon, and the division’s dedicated staff. She oversees the state initiative, referendum and candidate processes, as well as campaign finance regulations and state voting resources. Deborah voted for the first time in 2002 by mail from her college dorm, an experience that moved her to learn about increasing access to the ballot and providing accountable government. Previously, Deborah supervised elections and operations in the City of Portland Auditor’s Office for nearly a decade. She oversaw a transition to an all-remote working environment during the City’s busiest election on record in 2020 and has worked on the City’s fraud, waste, and abuse investigation team. 

Deborah began her career in public service in AmeriCorps working throughout the Southeastern U.S. on education and disaster relief projects. She holds a Master of Public Administration degree from Portland State University and a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from the University of Oregon. Deborah enjoys volunteering in her community and spending time with her handsome cat Yoshi and recently adopted pit bull, Disco. 

Tammy Smith

Administrator of Elections, Wilson County, Tennessee

Tammy Smith has been an election official since 2005. She has served as a county election commissioner and a county Administrator of Elections.

She served as an Election Commissioner in Macon County, TN from 2005 until 2008. In 2009, she was appointed as Macon County Administrator of Elections. Her first election was three days after her appointment. In 2011, she moved with her family to Wilson County, TN for her children’s schooling. She accepted the job of Assistant Administrator of Elections in Wilson County. With her as Assistant AOE, Wilson County had two Tennessee State Certified Administrators working together in the office until recently when she was appointed Administrator of Elections after the retirement of Phillip Warren.

Smith has served on several Tennessee Association of County Election Officials committees. She earned the designation of Certified Public Administrator from the University of Tennessee County Technical Assistance Service Institute for Public Service in 2013. In 2020, she received her Certified Elections & Registration Administration (CERA) designation from The Election Center and Auburn University. She was elected by her peers to the inaugural executive committee of the Elections Infrastructure Information Sharing and Analysis Center (EI-ISAC) where she is serving her second term. Smith also serves on a taskforce for the Bipartisan Policy Center for elections.

Smith has been instrumental in implementing many innovative programs and procedures in Wilson County that have improved the voting experience. Electronic poll books, a voting system with a paper component, vote centers, interactive poll official training as well as online training and many community outreach programs are just a few examples of the positive impact Smith has on the administration of elections and the voters of Wilson County.

Tammy graduated from Western Kentucky University with a B.A. in Marketing & Business.

David Stafford

Escambia County Supervisor of Elections, Florida

David Stafford has served as Escambia County Supervisor of Elections since his election in November of 2004. A graduate of the University of Florida, Stafford is a past president of the Florida State Association of Supervisors of Elections and current legislative chair of the National Association of Election Officials.

Since the designation of elections as part of our nation’s critical infrastructure in 2017, Stafford has served on the sector’s Government Coordinating Council as one of nine local election officials nationally. He currently serves on its Executive Committee and helped author the communications and information sharing protocols for the election sector.

Stafford serves on the Council of State Governments Overseas Voting Initiative Working Group, a multi-year partnership with the Department of Defense to improve the voting experience for military and overseas voters. He was a member of the 2017 Florida Military and Overseas Voting Task Force and testified before Congress on the subject in 2011. Stafford was a presenter to the National Academy of Sciences’ Committee on the Future of Voting in 2017 and served as a reviewer of its report, “Securing the Vote: Protecting American Democracy.”

As an active member of the community, Stafford serves as chairman of the board for Global Connections to Employment and as vice-chair of Lakeview Center. He is a Paul Harris Fellow and past president of the Pensacola Rotary Club and Pensacola Sports Association, and has chaired the American Cancer Society’s Pensacola Relay For Life and the Friends of Scouting campaign. He is a recipient of the ARC Gateway “Lucy Petree Outstanding Service” Award, was named the Gulf Coast Diplomacy Council “Outstanding Citizen Diplomat of the Year,” and was recognized with the “God in Government” Award at the Governmental Prayer Breakfast.

Stafford is a native of Pensacola where he resides with his wife and their two sons, and is an active member of Christ Church.

Michelle Tassinari

Director and Legal Counsel, Elections Division Office of the Secretary of the Commonwealth, Massachusetts

Michelle K. Tassinari is the Director and Legal Counsel in the Secretary of the Commonwealth’s Elections Division. She is a graduate of Brandeis University and New England School of Law. Ms. Tassinari is the state appointee to the Election Assistance Commission’s Standards Board, Member of the Bipartisan Policy Center Voter Registration Task Force, Advisory Board Member of the MIT, Election Data and Science Lab, and Working Group Member of the Council of State Governments Overseas Voter Initiative. In 2020, she was named as one of 50 Top Women of Law by the Massachusetts Lawyer’s Weekly. Ms. Tassinari is Immediate Past President of the National Association of State Election Directors.

Eneida Tavares

Election Commissioner, City of Boston, Massachusetts

Eneida Tavares is the Election Commissioner for the City of Boston and also serves as Chair of the Board of Elections Commissioners, where she oversees the conduct of elections in the City of Boston, in accordance with all relevant federal, state and municipal laws. After spending seventeen years working in city and town elections, Eneida knows what it takes to truly drive an efficient elections cycle. She has successfully implemented new election management software used to assist with Boston’s first ever Early Voting election; improved the city’s procurement process by streamlining the operations and replacing voting machines with new, innovative, user-friendly machines; and presided over the city’s first Citywide recount in almost twenty years. Eneida’s ability to pivot and to think on her feet proved to be evident during the 2020 Presidential election, where due to the global pandemic, she had to innovate safe, effective and secure voting procedures that included: the implementation of expanded vote by mail, in-person early voting, and ballot drop boxes. These changes enabled the citizens of Boston to safely cast their votes.

Meagan Wolfe

Administrator, Wisconsin Elections Commission

Meagan Wolfe is the Administrator of the Wisconsin Elections Commission (WEC), serving as the state’s Chief Election Official. Meagan was appointed by the bi-partisan, six-member Commission in February of 2018 and unanimously confirmed by the Wisconsin State Senate in May of 2019 for a four-year term. Serving as an election security advocate and ambassador for the needs of Wisconsin’s clerks and voters are among her highest priorities. A significant part of her job is ensuring that Wisconsin’s 1,922 local election officials (the most of any state) have the resources and technology they need to conduct elections. Meagan previously served as WEC’s Deputy Administrator and IT Director, managing the teams that develop and maintain the statewide voter registration system, election security, and all other IT applications of the Commission. Meagan joined state service in 2011, starting as the state’s voter outreach coordinator and later as an elections IT project manager leading a major redesign of the MyVote Wisconsin voter information portal (

Claire Woodall-Vogg

Executive Director, City of Milwaukee Election Commission, Wisconsin

Claire Woodall-Vogg has been with the City of Milwaukee Election Commission for eight years and has been the executive director since July of 2020.  Prior to becoming director, Claire combined her passion for voter advocacy and education with her nerdy satisfaction for data and quality control as she oversaw all of voter services for the department.  Before working for the Election Commission, Claire was a community organizer for a Milwaukee non-profit.  Claire was born and raised in Birmingham, AL and attributes her passion for voting rights to her upbringing in the South by progressive parents who instilled the importance of equity and inclusion in her from a young age.  During 2020, barriers that already existed in Wisconsin were exacerbated for communities of color who were disproportionately affected by COVID-19 in the City of Milwaukee.  Claire and her staff worked to maximize voting opportunities and voter education so that no citizen felt like they were forced to choose between their vote and their health.

Lauren M. Zyriek Enriquez, D.P.A.

Assistant Secretary of State, New Jersey Office of the Secretary of State

Lauren M. Zyriek Enriquez is the Assistant Secretary of State for the New Jersey Office of the Secretary of State. Before joining the Secretary of State’s office in 2018 Dr. Zyriek Enriquez was the Deputy Clerk for the Office of the Bergen County Clerk where she had the distinction of being the first Latina in her position, she was an advisor to the Guatemalan Mission to the United Nations, and a Specialist at the U.S. Census Bureau.

Her education, along with her community involvement, have always been geared towards government and politics, and how they affect society. She always strives to be part of the decision-making process to advance ideas and guarantee that forthcoming policies are mindful of the demographics they serve.

Dr. Zyriek Enriquez earned her Doctorate in Public Administration from the University of Baltimore MD, her Master’s in Administrative Science from Fairleigh Dickinson University NJ, she holds a Bachelor’s from Montclair State University NJ, and an Associate’s from Bergen Community College, NJ. Additionally, she has Executive Education Certificates in Cybersecurity and Artificial Intelligence from the Harvard Kennedy School of Government. She is also a New Jersey Registered Municipal Clerk and a Board Member of the NJ American Society for Public Administration.


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