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In this series, the Election Assistance Commission speaks with election officials about their experiences with close elections, recounts and election contests, and how other election officials across the country can become “Recount Ready."


  • Sherrie Swensen, Clerk, Salt Lake County, Utah

    Jan 23, 2018
    We continue the “Recount Ready” series with Sherrie Swensen, Clerk, Salt Lake County, Utah, and member of the EAC’s Standards Board. Below Sherrie reflects on nearly three decades in election administration, sharing her and her office’s experiences with close elections, recounts and election contests.
  • Neal Kelley, Registrar of Voters, Orange County, Calif.

    Jan 16, 2018
    We continue the “Recount Ready” series with Neal Kelley, Registrar of Voters, Orange County, California, and member of both the EAC’s Board of Advisors and Standards Board. Below, Neal reflects on his and his office’s experiences with close elections, recounts and election contests.
  • Lynn Bailey, Executive Director, Board of Elections, Richmond County, Ga.

    Jan 09, 2018
    We continue our series today with Lynn Bailey, Executive Director, Board of Elections, Richmond County, Georgia and member of the EAC Standards Board. Lynn reflects on more than three decades in election administration, including her and her office’s experiences with close elections, recounts and election contests.
  • Gary Poser, Director of Elections, Minnesota Office of the Secretary of State

    Jan 02, 2018
    We continue the “Recount Ready” series and kick-off the new year today with Gary Poser, the Director of Elections in Minnesota’s Office of the Secretary of State. Gary serves on both the EAC Board of Advisors and the EAC Standards Board. Gary has nearly three decades of experience in election administration at the state and local levels in Minnesota, a state that is no stranger to high-profile close elections, recounts and election contests.
  • Dana DeBeauvoir, Clerk, Travis County, Texas

    Dec 19, 2017
    We continue the “Recount Ready” series today with Dana DeBeauvoir, Clerk, Travis County, Texas and a member of the EAC Standards Board. Below, Dana draws on three decades of experience and shares her thoughts on close elections, recounts and election contests.
  • Paul Lux, Supervisor of Elections, Okaloosa County, Fla.

    Dec 12, 2017
    Paul Lux, the Supervisor of Elections for Okaloosa County, Florida and a member of the EAC Voting Systems Standards Board, reflects on his and his office’s experiences with close elections, recounts and election contests.
  • What if a close race happens to me? Election officials reflect on recounts and election contests.

    Dec 12, 2017
    The EAC works to support state and local election officials in all facets of election administration, including preparing for recounts. With that in mind, we spoke with six state and local election officials about their experiences with close elections, recounts and election contests, and asked them to share their insights on what election offices across the country can do to become “Recount Ready.”
 
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