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Wednesday, January 09, 2013

Roundtable Discussion - Informing Change: A Review of Events and Issues of the 2012 Elections Cycle

09:00 AM - 05:00 PM

EAC will host a Jan 9 roundtable to review challenges and best practices presented during the 2012 election season. The event will be webcast live & feature a Twitterfall.

The roundtable will take place on Wednesday, January 9th from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. at EAC’s offices, 1225 New York Avenue, NW, Washington, D.C. in Suite 150. It will be webcast live and feature a Twitter fall.

To Watch the Webcast, Click Here! (archived)

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PARTICIPATE: Submit questions or comments here, or tweet @EACgov and #BReady2012.

Agenda & Sample Discussion Questions

HAVA directs that EAC shall serve as a national clearinghouse and resource for the compilation of information and review of procedures with respect to the administration of Federal elections, including the maintenance of an elections clearinghouse of information on the experiences of State and local governments. From its inception, the EAC has been engaged in the collection, aggregation and dissemination of information for the purpose of improving election administration in all jurisdictions in the United States.


  • Alice P. Miller, EAC Chief Operating Officer and Acting Executive Director
  • Merle King, Roundtable Moderator; Executive Director, Georgia’s Center for Election Systems, Kennesaw State University.

Panel I: Election Field Workers and Officials (9:00am – 10:30am)

  • Jessica Myers, Maricopa County, Arizona
  • Steven Graham, District of Columbia
  • Lorena Bow, District of Columbia
  • Lorenza McCann, District of Columbia
  • Mary Heinze, District of Columbia
  • Alisha Alexander, Prince George’s County, Maryland
  • Clyde B. Davis, Sr., Prince George’s County, Maryland
  • Megan Dillon, Arlington County, Virginia
  • Sharmili Edwards, Commonwealth of Virginia

Panel II:  Advocates, Academics, Researchers, and Media (10:45am – 12:15pm)

  • Barbara Arnwine, President & Executive Director, Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law
  • Jennie Drage Bowser, Senior Fellow, National Conference of State Legislatures
  • Jim Dickson, Former Vice President of Organizing & Civic Engagement, The American Association of People with Disabilities; testimony
  • Elisabeth MacNamara, President, League of Women Voters of the United State; Doc 1, Doc 2
  • R. Michael Alvarez, Ph.D., Professor, Division of the Humanities & Social Sciences, California Institute of Technology
  • Don Rehill, Director of Election Research and Vote Tabulation, Associated Press
  • Paul Gronke, Ph.D., Professor of Political Science, Reed College
  • Dorothy Brizill, Executive Director, DCWatch

Panel III:  Local Election Officials (1:30pm – 3:00pm)

Panel IV:  State Election Officials (3:15pm – 4:30pm)

Summarization (4:30pm – 5:00pm)


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