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EAC 2012 Election Roundtable Recap

from: Jessica Myers on Jan 24, 2013


Review of Events and Issues of the 2012 Elections Cycle
The EAC hosted a roundtable discussion on January 9, 2013 about what pollworkers, Election Day watchers, advocates, academics, media, and state and local election officials experienced in November on Election Day. There were four panels throughout the day that discussed experiences from all of these perspectives and panelists offered “lessons learned” and best practices for the future. The EAC will gather the best practices cited at this roundtable and provide this information on our website at a later date.
The roundtable was moderated by Merle King, Executive Director, Center for Election Systems (Georgia), Kennesaw State University.
Participants included:
Panel I: Election Field Workers and Officials (9:00am – 10:30am)
  • Jessica Myers (EAC), Maricopa County, Arizona
  • Steven Graham, District of Columbia
  • Lorena Bow, District of Columbia
  • Lorenza McCann, District of Columbia
  • Mary Heinze, District of Columbia
  • Alisha Alexander, Prince George’s County, Maryland
  • Clyde B. Davis, Sr., Prince George’s County, Maryland
  • Megan Dillon (EAC), Arlington County, Virginia
  • Sharmili Edwards (EAC), Commonwealth of Virginia
Panel II:  Advocates, Academics, Researchers, and Media (10:45am – 12:15pm)
  • Barbara Arnwine, President & Executive Director, Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law
  • Jennie Drage Bowser, Senior Fellow, National Conference of State Legislatures
  • Jim Dickson, Former Vice President of Organizing & Civic Engagement, The American Association of People with Disabilities
  • Elisabeth MacNamara, President, League of Women Voters of the United States
  • R. Michael Alvarez, Ph.D., Professor, Division of the Humanities & Social Sciences, California Institute of Technology
  • Don Rehill, Director of Election Research and Vote Tabulation, Associated Press
  • Paul Gronke, Ph.D., Professor of Political Science, Reed College
  • Dorothy Brizill, Executive Director, DCWatch
Panel III:  Local Election Officials (1:30pm – 3:00pm)
  • Lance Gough, Executive Director, Board of Election Commissioners for the City of Chicago
  • Dean C. Logan, Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk, Los Angeles County
  • Dawn Sandow, Deputy Executive Director, New York City Board of Elections
  • Pamela Green Perkins, Administrative Manager, New York City Board of Elections
  • Mark Wolosik, Elections Division Manager, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania
  • Pat McDonald, Interim Director, Cuyahoga County Board of Elections, Ohio
  • Betty Weimer, Prince William County General Registrar, Virginia
Panel IV:  State Election Officials (3:15pm – 4:30pm)
Summarization (4:30pm – 5:00pm)
The webcast, transcript agenda and discussion questions are available here.
If you have additional questions, please contact Jessica Myers at jmyers@eac.gov or via Twitter (@EACgov).
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EAC 2012 Election Roundtable Recap

EAC's Jan 9 roundtable on lesssons learned from 2012 will be used to inform best practices for the next election.