WASHINGTON, D.C. – On Tuesday, February 21, the U.S. Election Assistance Commission's (EAC) Local Leadership Council (LLC) approved the committee’s initial Bylaws during its virtual meeting. The LLC Bylaws establish the guidelines for the conduct of the council members, meetings, and subcommittees. They also cover several topics, including the process for calling and conducting meetings, the establishment of committees, the structure of the Executive Committee, the makeup of Regional Committees, and the process of holding elections.
“The passage of the LLC Bylaws marks an important milestone that will help to propel the committee’s vital work forward,” said Christy McCormick, Vice Chair of the EAC and Designated Federal Officer of the LLC. “Our membership comprises local leaders and officials who administer elections. By hearing directly from those who serve on the front lines of U.S. elections, the EAC can create even more impactful resources as the national clearinghouse on election administration.”
LLC members provide recommendations and feedback to the EAC on a range of topics such as voter registration, voting system user practices, ballot administration (programming, printing, and logistics), processing, accounting, canvassing, chain of custody, certifying results, and auditing.
The EAC appoints two members from each state to the 100-member LLC after soliciting nominations from each state’s election official professional association. Members of this advisory board, which was established in June 2021, must be serving or have previously served in a leadership role in a state election official professional association when appointed. The LLC is currently comprised of 89 appointed members.
A recording of the February 21 LLC meeting, which also included discussion on the committee’s organizational structure and the logistics of the LLC annual meetings, can be found on the EAC’s YouTube channel.
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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. The 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
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