State and local election officials across the country use data every day to improve election processes. From voter registration to post-election review exercises, data-driven approaches are helping election officials identify trends, anticipate changing voter needs and the impact of proposed policies, and determine how to invest often limited resources.
As election officials prepare for the upcoming midterm elections, the U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC) will host an Election Data Summit in partnership with the Pennsylvania Department of State at the Community College of Philadelphia on Thursday, July 12, 2018.
This unique event will convene some of the nation’s most respected election data experts to examine how election officials can use data to improve processes and inform decision making at all stages of the election process.
The EAC will kick off the summit with a panel exploring how voter registration data is used, collected and shared in light of recent trends towards modernizing voter registration systems and processes and increased sharing of registration data among states.
Today, I am pleased to announce the election data experts joining me for this discussion:
- Judd Choate, Director, Division of Elections, CO
- Mike Moser, Deputy Commissioner, Bureau of Commissions, Elections & Legislation, Pennsylvania Department of State
- Ericka Haas, Systems Engineer and Technical Liaison, Electronic Registration Information Center (ERIC)
- Donald Palmer, Policy Advisor, EAC
Each of these expert panelists will bring a unique perspective to the conversation about how best to use election data and research future trends. Topics will includes voter registration databases, online voter registration, data sharing and list maintenance.
The Election Data Summit is free and open to the public and to media. We hope you will join us for this important event. RSVPs are required and space is limited. Additional information regarding speakers is forthcoming.