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EAC to host roundtable discussion on voter registration during the COVID-19 pandemic

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MEDIA ADVISORY
September 16, 2020

 

The roundtable is part of the agency’s ongoing efforts to offer additional resources for elections officials during the coronavirus pandemic

Silver Spring, MD – The U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC) will host a virtual roundtable discussion on Friday, September 18, 2020 at 1:00 p.m. ET.  The roundtable will highlight challenges to voter registration efforts during the coronavirus pandemic and participants will discuss ongoing voter registration efforts, changes in voter registration procedures, and voter registration initiatives leading up to the election in November.  The roundtable will feature Ohio Secretary of State Frank LaRose, Michigan Secretary of State Jocelyn Benson, and National Voter Registration Day and Nonprofit VOTE Executive Director Brian Miller.

The meeting will be livestreamed on the EAC’s YouTube Channel and more information can be found on the EAC’s event page.

The EAC works with state and local election officials and partners with federal agencies and other key stakeholders to support elections. We are committed to providing information and best practices to the elections community to ease the burden of addressing the issues that COVID-19 has presented to successfully administering elections.

As the EAC is charged with serving as a clearinghouse for election administration, Commissioners and staff are actively compiling and posting resources from voting system vendors, state and local election offices, and federal agencies addressing coronavirus challenges and contingency planning for the upcoming elections. Information on absentee and voting by mail, in-person voting, the 2020 CARES Act grant funds, manufacturer disinfecting guidance for election equipment, poll worker resources, and other COVID-19 resources can be found on the EAC’s website. A recording of Friday’s roundtable will be posted on the EAC’s website.

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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 

 

EAC Contact: Kristen Muthig

Phone: 202-897-9285

Email: kmuthig@eac.gov