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Presidential Commission on Election AdministrationThe Presidential Commission on Election Administration was established by Executive Order on March 28, 2013. Its mission is to identify best practices in election administration and to make recommendations to improve the voting experience.

Commission Co-Chairs Robert F. Bauer and Benjamin L. Ginsberg, formerly the general counsels for competing presidential campaigns, bring bipartisan leadership to the commission. The commission is comprised of distinguished election administrators and representatives of successful customer service-oriented businesses who bring experience drawn from the private and public sectors to help identify best practices in election administration. View all commission members and biographies.

Events

Are We Ready to Run Our Elections?
October 27, 2016

The Voting Experience: Two Years of Progress on Election Administration
January 22, 2016

Setting the Standards: What We Need from Our Voting Systems
December 8, 2015

Presidential Commission on Election Administration: One Year Retrospective
March 27, 2015

State and Local Officials Look to Improve Election Administration Ahead of 2016
March 26, 2015

Bipartisan Policy Center and Presidential Commission on Election Administration Partner with Counties to Reduce Polling Place Lines
October 31, 2014

Bipartisan Policy Center to Continue Work of Presidential Commission on Election Administration
August 7, 2014

Reports

The New Realities of Voting by Mail in 2016
June 29, 2016

Election Day Command Centers: An Invaluable Tool in Election Administration
January 22, 2016

Staff Analysis

Bauer and Ginsberg Stress Importance of Data on Voting Lines
September 27, 2016

Virginia Rolls Out Voter Registration Modernization at DMV
July 22, 2016

Ohio Adds to List of States with Online Voter Registration
June 15, 2016

BPC Applauds Florida Governor’s Signing of Online Voter Registration Legislation
May 15, 2015

Florida Online Voter Registration Legislation is the Right Move
April 29, 2015

State and Local Officials Look to Improve Election Administration Ahead of 2016
March 26, 2015

BPC Recommendations for Quick Action on Voting Technology
December 19, 2014


The American Voting Experience: Report and Recommendations of the Presidential Commission on Election Administration
January 2014

The commission’s key recommendations call for:

  • Modernization of the registration process through continued expansion of online voter registration and expanded state collaboration in improving the accuracy of voter lists;
  • Measures to improve access to the polls through multiple opportunities to vote before the traditional Election Day and the selection of suitable, well-equipped polling place facilities, such as schools;
  • State-of-the-art techniques to assure efficient management of polling places, including tools the commission is publicizing and recommending for the efficient allocation of polling place resources; and
  • Reforms of the standard-setting and certification process for new voting technology to address soon-to-be antiquated voting machines and to encourage innovation and the adoption of widely available off-the-shelf technologies.

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