Presidential Commission on Election Administration
The 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.
Are We Ready to Run Our Elections?
October 27, 2016
Setting the Standards: What We Need from Our Voting Systems
December 8, 2015
The New Realities of Voting by Mail in 2016
June 29, 2016
Bauer and Ginsberg Stress Importance of Data on Voting Lines
September 27, 2016
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
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.
Learn more at supportthevoter.gov