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Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Contingency Planning in Elections

09:00 AM - 04:00 PM EAC Offices
1225 New York Ave. NW, Suite 150
Washington, DC, 20005

In conjunction with National Preparedness Month, EAC will host a roundtable discussion about contingency planning in elections.

Suite 150
1225 New York Avenue, N.W.
Washington, DC

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Agenda and Discussion Questions

Unexpected events happen during elections, as recent earthquakes and hurricanes remind us. Election officials throughout the nation routinely examine past emergencies and anticipate new ones to develop their community’s election contingency plan. In conjunction with National Preparedness Month and in preparation for the 2012 federal elections, the Election Assistance Commission (EAC) hosts a national discussion about contingency planning strategies to prevent or minimize interruptions in voting during an emergency or crisis situation.

Provide real world contingency planning solutions and strategies to election officials around the country as they prepare for the 2012 federal elections.


In conjunction with National Preparedness Month, EAC is hosting a roundtable discussion about contingency planning in elections. Contingency planning is a major component of election administration and helps officials prepare to respond to events that may disrupt elections. Participants will discuss planning, partnerships, communication, records retention and other related topics. Also see EAC's contingency planning materials which include information for identifying, assessing, developing and implementing contingency plans. Roundtable will be webcast live and feature a Twitterfall. EAC will also take questions and comments via the webcast.



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