Presidential Commission on Election Administration Continues Listening Tour

By David Bruggeman
July 19, 2013

The Presidential Commission on Election Administration, established by Executive Order earlier this year, has held two official meetings and been present at other meetings of election officials. While the first meeting, held June 21st in Washington, D.C. was a brief affair, the June 28th meeting in Miami was a full day affair, listening to elected officials, advocacy groups, and motivated voters from all over Florida.

USACM was one of many organizations (and individuals) who submitted comments to the commission, with an emphasis on the roles election technologies can play in election administration. Our comments encouraged the Commission to take advantage of technical expertise as it gathers information and prepares its report. The next Commission meeting is scheduled for August 8 in Denver. Additional meetings are scheduled for September 5th in Philadelphia and September 20th in Ohio, though per the Commission charter, resources are budgeted for an average of two meetings a month for 12 months, with the Commission expected to operate for no more than a year.