Washington, D.C.– Bipartisan Policy Center Fellow Donald Palmer, a former state election director in Florida and Virginia, has been nominated by President Donald Trump to serve on the Election Assistance Commission. John Fortier, director of BPC’s Democracy Project, today issued the following statement:
“First and foremost, BPC congratulates Don on his nomination to serve on the EAC, and we commend President Trump for choosing an excellent public servant and dedicated election administrator to fill this role. The EAC serves vital missions in providing support to state and local election administrators to conduct smooth and safe elections, certifying voting systems, and ensuring compliance with the requirements of the Help America Vote Act.
“We’ve been pleased at BPC to work with Don Palmer for several years on the continuing work of the Presidential Commission on Election Administration, specifically the efforts to reduce voting wait times and ensure no voter waits longer than 30 minutes and to encourage more states to modernize their voter registration systems.”