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Presidential Commission on Election Administration: One Year Retrospective

KEYWORDS: JOHN FORTIER, PRESIDENTIAL COMMISSION ON ELECTION ADMINISTRATION, BOB BAUER, BEN GINSBERG

WHEN: Friday, March 27, 2015 5:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. ET

WHERE: Bipartisan Policy Center, 1225 Eye Street NW, Suite 1000, Washington, DC, 20005

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In January 2014, the Presidential Commission on Election Administration (PCEA) presented its findings in a report to President Obama and Vice President Biden. Together with commission co-chairs Bob Bauer and Ben Ginsberg, the Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) is actively working in states across the country to advance the PCEA’s recommendations.

Co-chairs, former PCEA commissioners, and various state election directors convened to discuss the report and reflect on the past year. Topics of focus included voting technology, polling place lines, early voting, voter registration, and data sharing.


Agenda

Breakfast
8:30AM

Welcome and Introduction
9:00AM

  • Bob Bauer, PCEA co-chair
  • Ben Ginsberg, PCEA co-chair
  • Nate Persily, PCEA research director
  • Tammy Patrick, PCEA commissioner
  • Michele Coleman Mayes, PCEA commissioner
  • Ann McGeehan, PCEA commissioner
  • Chris Thomas, PCEA commissioner
  • John Fortier, BPC Democracy Project director

Speaker Remarks
9:30AM

W. Neil Eggleston, White House Counsel

Polling Place Lines
10:00AM

  • Kirk Showalter, Richmond (VA) general registrar
  • Charles Stewart, Kenan Sahin Distinguished Professor of Political Science at MIT
  • Cameron Quinn, Fairfax County (VA) general registrar
  • Cliff Tatum, District of Columbia Board of Elections executive director

Break
11:00AM

Voting Technology
11:15AM

  • Keith Ingram, Texas director of elections
  • Linda Lamone, Maryland state election administrator
  • Matthew Masterson, EAC commissioner
  • Heather Smith, Rock the Vote former president

Lunch
12:30PM

Early Voting
1:00PM

  • Thomas Hicks, EAC vice chair
  • Dean Logan, Los Angeles County registrar-recorder/county clerk
  • Ann McGeehan, PCEA commissioner
  • Amber McReynolds, Denver director of elections
  • Michelle Tassinari, Massachusetts director of elections
  • Maggie Toulouse Oliver, Bernalillo County (NM) county clerk

Voter Registration and Cross-State Data Sharing
2:00PM

  • Brian Corley, Pasco County (FL) supervisor of elections
  • Matt Damschroder, Ohio director of elections
  • Bryan Caskey, Kansas state election director
  • John Lindback, ERIC executive director
  • Christy McCormick, EAC chair
  • Donald Palmer, BPC Democracy Project senior advisor
  • Delegate David Ramadan, Virginia House of Delegates
  • Chris Thomas, PCEA commissioner

Concluding Remarks
3:50PM

John Fortier, BPC Democracy Project director