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EAC Roundtable: Clearinghouse 3.20.12

from: Jessica Myers on Mar 23, 2012

EAC Roundtable: EAC National Clearinghouse on Elections

On March 20, 2012, EAC hosted a roundtable to discuss the agency’s role as a national clearinghouse and resource for election officials nationwide.  The roundtable provided a national platform for participants to share ideas and strategies for improving the administration of elections in the U.S.

The roundtable focused on the questions listed on the agenda, including how clearinghouse information is currently used and how EAC can improve the clearinghouse in the future. Some of the takeaways from participants in the roundtable were:

  • Give some ownership of the information to those performing election administration activities to promote engagement and accuracy
  • Create more opportunities for partnerships and networking between election officials (state and local) and the EAC
  • Recognize election administration as a professional field and help develop ways to make sure new election administrators can get assistance and training they need to get up to speed
  • Find out what information is most important and identify the most effective and efficient ways to disseminate it

The roundtable was moderated by Merle King, Executive Director, Center for Election Systems (Georgia), Kennesaw State University.

Participants included:

  • Doug Chapin, Director, Program for Excellence in Election Administration, Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota
  • Barbara Dunmore, Assistant Registrar of Voters, El Dorado County, California
  • Jackie C. Harris, CERA; Policy Director, Office of the West Virginia Secretary of State
  • Joseph Losco, Chair, Department of Political Science, Ball State University, Muncie, Indiana
  • Ernie L. McClellan, Jr., Training Manager, Kansas City Missouri Election Board
  • Steve Moreno, Weld County, Colorado Clerk and Recorder
  • Tammy Patrick, Federal Compliance Officer, Maricopa County, Arizona County Elections
  • Thomas R. Wilkey, former Executive Director, U.S. Election Assistance Commission; and former Executive Director, New York State Board of Elections

This event was webcast and all presentations, a transcript and video will be available on the EAC website. Tweets from the roundtable are available on Twitter @EACgov.
If you have additional questions, please contact Jessica Myers at jmyers@eac.gov or via Twitter (@EACgov).

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EAC Roundtable: Clearinghouse 3.20.12

EAC hosted a March 20 roundtable to discuss the agency’s role as a national clearinghouse and resource for election officials nationwide.