Commissioner Benjamin Hovland and Commissioner Thomas Hicks interview Montgomery Alabama Mayor Steven Reed for Black History Month 2021.

EAC Commissioners Ben Hovland, Don Palmer, Christy McCormick and Tom Hicks recognize Black History Month, February 2021.

EAC Commissioner Hicks talks with New Jersey Secretary of State Tahesha Way about her career in public service and elections and what Black History Month means to her.

EAC Commissioner Hicks talks with Toni Pippins-Poole retired Dallas County Elections Administrator about her long career in Election and what Black History means to her.

EAC Commissioner Hicks talks with Michael Winn, Chief Deputy of Administration Harris County Clerk Office about his long career in Election and what Black History means to him.

EAC Commissioner Hicks talks with Lance Gough, retired Executive Director of the Chicago Board of Election about his long career in Election and what Black History means to him.

EAC Commissioner Thomas Hicks was joined by Lou Ann Blake (Deputy Executive Director, National Federation of the Blind), Lee Page (Associate Director of Advocacy, Paralyzed

Election security has been top of mind for election officials since the 2016 elections, and efforts are well underway to strengthen election infrastructure for the 2020 elections and beyond. Leveraging governmental and non-governmental partnerships, including with new actors to the elections space like the Department of Homeland Security and state National Guard units, state and local election officials are working tirelessly to harden their systems and adopt cybersecurity best practices.
The EAC announced the winners of our 2018 Clearinghouse Awards for Best Practices in Election Administration. The awards, also known as the Clearies, provide election offices across America an opportunity to share their innovative efforts and celebrate successes. The Clearies play an important role in furthering the EAC’s responsibilities under the Help America Vote Act of 2002 (HAVA). Under that act, the EAC serves as a clearinghouse for election administration information.
On Wednesday, October 3, 2018, just one month before the 2018 midterm elections, the U.S. Election Assistance Commission will host the EAC Election Readiness Summit in the Capitol Visitors Center from 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. ET. During the first panel, I will speak with Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill, Washington Secretary of State Kim Wyman, Joe Rozell, Elections Director of Oakland County, Michigan and Meagan Wolfe, Administrator of Wisconsin Elections Commission.