Election officials across the country are increasingly using data-driven approaches to improve election processes.
Data-savvy election officials are leveraging a number of tools, such as mail-ballot tracking systems, electronic poll books and line management tools to strengthen specific aspects of voting operations. Such tools also generate invaluable data that can be used to inform decision-making in real time during voting and in the post-election period. Civic groups, political parties and candidates who work to register voters and mobilize them on Election Day are also constantly innovating and honing their data-driven strategies. The tools used by these election stakeholders rely heavily on voter registration and turnout data generated by election officials.
These and related topics will be discussed during the third panel at the U.S. Election Assistance Commission’s (EAC) upcoming Election Data Summit, hosted in partnership with the Pennsylvania Department of State on Thursday, July 12 in Philadelphia. The summit will feature four panels, each focusing on a distinct aspect of the election cycle, from registration to post-election processes, and different sources for election data, including voter registration databases, electronic poll books, voting equipment and post-election audits.
Following a panel on Election Day preparation, I will be sitting down with four expert panelists to discuss how election officials and other stakeholders are using data to improve Election Day and voting processes.
This morning, I am honored to announce the four expert panelists who will join me on stage for the discussion:
- Amber McReynolds, Director of Elections for the City and County of Denver, CO
- Erin Casey, Executive Director, Pennsylvania Voice
- Laura Herzog, Election Supervisor, Hendricks County, IN
- Michele White, General Registrar, Prince William County, VA
I look forward to speaking with each of these panelists. The Election Data Summit is free and open to the public and to media. I hope you will join us for this important event. RSVPs are required and space is limited.