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New Executive Officers Selected for EAC Standards Board

Posted on August 10, 2011

WASHINGTON – The Standards Board of the U.S. Election Assistance Commission has selected three of its members to serve as executive officers of the board through June 2012.
 
The new chair is Brad King, co-director of the Indiana Election Division. Sandra L. Wesolowski, director of clerk services in Franklin Wisconsin, is vice chair. Julie Freese, Fremont County Clerk in Lander, Wyoming, is secretary.
 
“I look forward to working with the new Executive Board officers, as the Standards Board provides insight and guidance on much of the EAC’s work,” said Commissioner Gineen Bresso, EAC’s designated federal officer for the Standards Board. “Their various perspectives and election administration experience will assist state and local election officials as everyone continues to prepare for the 2012 federal election cycle.”
 
The Executive Board, comprised of nine Standards Board members, selected the new officers.
 
The Help America Vote Act (HAVA) designates a 110-member Standards Board to assist EAC in carrying out its mandates under the law. The board comprises 55 state election officials selected by their respective chief state election official. The other 55 members are local election officials selected through a process supervised by the chief state election official. HAVA prohibits any two members representing the same state to be members of the same political party. The board selects nine members to serve as an executive board, of which not more than five are state election officials, not more than five are local election officials, and not more than five are members of the same political party.
 
For more information about EAC's advisory boards, go here.

EAC is an independent commission created by the Help America Vote Act. EAC serves as a national clearinghouse and resource of information regarding election administration. It is charged with administering payments to states and developing guidance to meet HAVA requirements, adopting voluntary voting system guidelines, and accrediting voting system test laboratories and certifying voting equipment. It is also charged with developing and maintaining a national mail voter registration form. The two EAC commissioners are Gineen Bresso and Donetta Davidson. There are two vacancies on the commission.