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Contingency Planning

from: Jessica Myers on Feb 21, 2012

The winter has been fairly mild here in Washington, DC, but we thought it might be useful to review resources you can use to develop contingency plans. 

Last fall, the EAC held a roundtable on Contingency Planning in Elections. The roundtable focused on strategies to help prevent or minimize interruptions to the voting process due to emergencies or crisis situations.   State and local election officials gathered at the table with representatives from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and the American Red Cross. The conversation revolved around how to prepare for emergency and crisis situations; and discussions about best practices from election officials who have firsthand experience implementing these plans. All of the presentations given at the roundtable are available on our website.

The EAC offers additional resources for Contingency Planning & Change Management in the Election Management Guidelines (EMGs) and Quick Start Guides. Also, we urge you to join us on the Election Official Exchange to share your expertise or get more information from other election officials about creating a contingency plan for your state or county.

If you have additional questions, please comment below; or contact Jessica Myers at jmyers@eac.gov or via Twitter (@EACgov).

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Contingency Planning

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