September 1, 2020
Silver Spring, MD – The U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC) Board of Advisors will hold the Executive Officers Elections Meeting virtually via Zoom on Wednesday, September 2, 2020 from 2:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. ET.
The Board of Advisors will conduct elections for the offices of Chair, Vice Chair, and Secretary for the 2020 to 2021 term. Pursuant to the Board of Advisors Bylaws, the elections for these offices are to take place each year during the Board of Advisors annual meeting. The Board of Advisors held the first part of the Annual Meeting on June 16, 2020, at which time the Board announced the extension of the Executive Officer nominating period through July 16, 2020. Information and a recording of the first part of the Board of Advisors' Annual Meeting is available here.
The Board of Advisors will hear Chair nominee statements from Vermont Secretary of State Jim Condos and U.S. Commission on Civil Rights Commissioner Michael Yaki. Vice-Chair nominee statements from Colorado Springs City Clerk Sarah Ball Johnson and New Mexico State Senator Daniel Ivey-Soto will also be heard. A voice vote will also be taken for Secretary candidate, Alysoun McLaughlin, the Deputy Election Director for Montgomery County, Maryland.
Following the vote and announcement, the Board of Advisors will also hear a report from the Special Committee on U.S. Postal Service Issues and Response.
The U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC) was established by the Help America Vote Act of 2002 (HAVA). It is an independent, bipartisan commission charged with ensuring secure, accurate and accessible elections by developing guidance to meet HAVA requirements, adopting voluntary voting system guidelines, and serving as a national clearinghouse of information on election administration. EAC also accredits testing laboratories and certifies voting systems, as well as administers the use of HAVA funds. For more information, visit www.eac.gov.
Contact: Kristen Muthig