Clearies Best Practices conversation series wrap up with Patrick Leahy Senior Advisor for Government Affairs and Public Policy U.S. Election Assistance Commission
May 07 , 2021

The EAC would like to thank all who entered the 2020 National Clearinghouse Awards competition, or Clearies, for best practices and innovations in election administration. The EAC Commissioners, judges, and staff were impressed with the ingenuity and resourcefulness of election officials from large to small jurisdictions who navigated record voter turnout in the middle of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Clearies Best Practices conversation with Margaret Jurgensen and Dr. Gilberto Zelaya Montgomery County Board of Elections
May 04 , 2021
Chairman Don Palmer met with Election Director Margaret Jurgensen and Community Engagement and Public Information Officer Dr. Gilberto Zelaya and from the Montgomery County Board of Elections to discuss best practices in election administration for the category of Outstanding Innovation in Elections for Large Jurisdictions for their SMS Short Codes. Check out this video.
Clearies Best Practices conversation with Margaret jurgensen and Dr. Gilberto Zelaya Montgomery County Board of Elections
May 04 , 2021

Chairman Don Palmer met with Election Director Margaret Jurgensen and Community Engagement and Public Information Officer Dr. Gilberto Zelaya and from the Montgomery County Board of Elections to discuss best practices in election administration for the category of Outstanding Innovation in Elections for Large Jurisdictions for their SMS Short Codes.

Clearies Best Practices conversation with Peg Perl and Julie Wise
Apr 29 , 2021
EAC Vice Chairman Tom Hicks met virtually with Julie Wise, Director of Elections for King County, Washington and Peg Perl, Deputy Director of Elections for Arapahoe County, Colorado to discuss best practices in election administration for the category of Outstanding Innovation in Elections for their Voter Education Fund Project and their Curbside Ballot Pickup Program respectively. Check out this video.
Clearies Best Practices conversation with Peg Perl Deputy Director of Elections for Arapahoe County Board of Elections and Julie Wise Director of Elections for King County Elections
Apr 29 , 2021

EAC Vice Chairman Tom Hicks met virtually with Julie Wise, Director of Elections for King County, Washington and Peg Perl, Deputy Director of Elections for Arapahoe County, Colorado to discuss best practices in election administration for the category of Outstanding Innovation in Elections for their Voter Education Fund Project and their Curbside Ballot Pickup Program respectively.

Clearies Best Practices conversation with Gary Sims Elections Director for Wake County Board of Elections
Apr 27 , 2021
EAC Commissioner Christy McCormick met virtually with Gary Sims who is the Director of Elections for the Wake County Board of Elections in North Carolina to discuss best practices in election administration for the category of Recruiting, Retaining, and Training Poll Workers. Check out this video.
Clearies Best Practices conversation with Gary Sims Elections Director for Wake County Board of Elections
Apr 27 , 2021

EAC Commissioner Christy McCormick met virtually with Gary Sims who is the Director of Elections for the Wake County Board of Elections in North Carolina to discuss best practices in election administration for the category of Recruiting, Retaining, and Training Poll Workers. 

Clearies Best Practices conversation with Amy Kelly Cyber Navigation Program Manager for Illinois State Board of Elections
Apr 22 , 2021

EAC Commissioner Ben Hovland met virtually with Cyber Navigator Program Manager for the Illinois State Board of Elections, Amy Kelly, to discuss best practices in election administration for the category of Outstanding Innovation in Cybersecurity and Technology for their Cyber Navigator Program. 

Clearies Best Practices conversation with Amy Kelly Cyber Navigation Program Manager for Illinois State Board of Elections
Apr 22 , 2021
EAC Commissioner Ben Hovland met virtually with Cyber Navigator Program Manager for the Illinois State Board of Elections, Amy Kelly, to discuss best practices in election administration for the category of Outstanding Innovation in Cybersecurity and Technology for their Cyber Navigator Program. Check out this video.
Clearies Best Practices conversation with George Stern Jefferson County Clerk and Recorder Colorado
Apr 20 , 2021

EAC Commissioner Christy McCormick met virtually with Jefferson County Colorado Clerk and Recorder George Stern to discuss best practices in election administration for the category of Outstanding Innovation in Elections: Medium Jurisdictions. 

Clearies Best Practices conversation with George Stern Jefferson County Clerk and Recorder Colorado
Apr 20 , 2021
EAC Commissioner Christy McCormick met virtually with Jefferson County Colorado Clerk and Recorder George Stern to discuss best practices in election administration for the category of Outstanding Innovation in Elections: Medium Jurisdictions. Check out this video.
Clearie Best Practices Voters with Disabilities: Meagan Wolfe and Dean Logan
Apr 15 , 2021
EAC Commissioner Ben Hovland met virtually with Dean Logan, Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk for Los Angeles County, California and Meagan Wolfe, Administrator for the Wisconsin Elections Commission to discuss best practices in election administration for the category of Improving Accessibility for Voters with Disabilities. Check out this video.
Clearies Best Practices conversation with Meagan Wolf and Dean Logan
Apr 15 , 2021

EAC Commissioner Ben Hovland met virtually with Dean Logan, Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk for Los Angeles County, California and Meagan Wolfe, Administrator for the Wisconsin Elections Commission to discuss best practices in election administration for the category of Improving Accessibility for Voters with Disabilities.

Clearies Best Practices conversation with Derek Bowens Director of Elections Durham County Board of Elections
Apr 13 , 2021

EAC Chairman Donald Palmer met virtually with Derek Bowens, Director of Elections for the Durham County Board of Elections in North Carolina to discuss best practices in election administration for the category Outstanding Innovation in Elections: Small Jurisdictions. Read their full award and competition su

Clearies Best Practices conversation with Derek Bowens Director of Elections Durham County Board of Elections
Apr 13 , 2021
EAC Chairman Donald Palmer met virtually with Derek Bowens, Director of Elections for the Durham County Board of Elections in North Carolina to discuss best practices in election administration for the category Outstanding Innovation in Elections: Small Jurisdictions. Check out this video.
U.S. Election Assistance Commission Clearies Best Practices in Election Administration - Recruiting, Training and Retaining Poll Workers Conversation with Isabel Longoria Harris County Elections Administrator (TX)EAC Chairman Donald Palmer met virtually with Harris County Texas Elections Administrator Isabel Longoria to discuss best practices in election administration for recruiting, training, and retaining poll workers.   Read their full award and competition submission: https://www.eac.gov/election-offic
Apr 08 , 2021
EAC Chairman Donald Palmer met virtually with Harris County Texas Elections Administrator Isabel Longoria to discuss best practices in election administration for recruiting, training, and retaining poll workers. Check out this video.
U.S. Election Assistance Commission 2020 Clearinghouse Award Clearies Best Practices in Election Administration - Recruiting, Training and Retaining Poll Workers Conversation with Isabel Longoria Harris County Elections Administrator (TX)
Apr 08 , 2021

EAC Chairman Donald Palmer met virtually with Harris County Texas Elections Administrator Isabel Longoria to discuss best practices in election administration for recruiting, training, and retaining poll workers. Read their full award and competition submission:

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Honoring an Elections Tradition: EAC 2019 "I Voted" Sticker Clearie Awards
Oct 22 , 2019
This year’s EAC Clearinghouse Awards competition will accept submissions for a special new category: original and creative “I voted” stickers. The EAC announced this category in September when it launched the 2019 Clearies.  Below are additional details about our fun new contest. We hope you will reach out and submit your own homegrown stickers!   
2019 Clearinghouse Awards. New Category: Most creative or original "I Voted" Stickers. Photo of EAC Senior Advisor and Guide Dog Hogan.
Oct 22 , 2019

This year’s EAC Clearinghouse Awards competition will accept submissions for a special new category: original and creative “I voted” stickers. The EAC announced this category in September when it launched the 2019 Clearies.  Below are additional details about our fun new contest. We hope you will reach out and submit your own homegrown stickers!   

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Oct 08 , 2019
As National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, October is a great time to highlight Securing WisVote, a 2018 Clearie awardee in the Outstanding Innovations in Elections category.
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Sep 23 , 2019
The new school year is in full swing across the United States, which makes this a fitting time to highlight a Clearie award winner in the category of Recruiting, Training, and Retaining Election Workers. This week, I caught up with Megan Anderson, Principal of Ely Memorial High School, to discuss their collaborative effort pairing students and veterans to serve at the polls.
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Sep 13 , 2019
This week, the EAC launched the fourth annual Clearinghouse Awards, better known as the “Clearies.” In conjunction with our call for submissions, during September and October, we are highlighting past Clearie entrants and awardees. Recently, I interviewed Michele White, Director of Elections and General Registrar for Virginia’s Prince William County Office of Elections, regarding their 2018 Clearie submission.
EAC Opens Submission Period in Fourth Annual Competition for Clearinghouse Awards: Celebrating Best Practices in Election Administration
Sep 10 , 2019
The U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC) is seeking submissions for its fourth annual national Clearinghouse Awards. Dubbed the “Clearies” for short, the awards provide election offices an opportunity to share their innovative efforts and celebrate successes. The Clearies play an important role in furthering the EAC’s responsibilities under the Help America Vote Act of 2002 (HAVA). Under that Act, the EAC serves as a clearinghouse for election administration information.
Feb 15 , 2019
The U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC) today announced the recipients of the 2018 Clearinghouse Awards for best practices in election administration, also known as the “Clearie” Awards. Born of the EAC’s mandate to serve as a national clearinghouse of information on election administration, the annual “Clearie” awards recognize best practices in election administration and highlight exemplary models which can serve as examples to other officials and jurisdictions.
Feb 14 , 2019
The U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC) today announced that the City of Rochester Hills, Mich. was the recipient of a 2018 “Clearie” Award for Outstanding Innovations in Elections. Rochester Hills received the award for an Election Day Precinct Support Portal.
Feb 14 , 2019
The U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC) today announced that the Weber County Elections Office in Utah was the recipient of a 2018 “Clearie” Award for Outstanding Innovations in Elections. Weber County received the award for its “Winning in Weber” program to engage students, veterans, teens, seniors, individuals with disabilities, and children in the electoral process.
Feb 14 , 2019
The U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC) today announced that the Wisconsin Elections Commission (WEC) was the recipient of a 2018 “Clearie” Award for Outstanding Innovations in Elections. The WEC received the award for a cybersecurity training series intended to better secure the state-wide election database.
Feb 14 , 2019
The U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC) today announced that the New Mexico Secretary of State’s Office was the recipient of a 2018 “Clearie” Award for Outstanding Innovations in Elections. The Secretary of State’s Office received the award for its implementation of a new electronic ballot software system which allowed blind or visually impaired voters to independently cast an absentee ballot.
Feb 13 , 2019
The U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC) today announced that the Contra Costa County Clerk-Recorder’s Office was the recipient of a 2018 “Clearie” Award for Improving Accessibility for Voters with Disabilities. The Clerk-Recorder’s Office received the award for their “A Simple (Accessible) Path for All” initiative which launched the innovative Accessible Polling Place Location and Equipment (APPLE) class and provided toolkits for establishing and maintaining accessible polling places.
Feb 13 , 2019
The U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC) today announced that the Iowa Secretary of State’s Office was the recipient of a 2018 “Clearie” Award for Improving Accessibility for Voters with Disabilities. The Secretary of State’s Office received the award for the Helping Veterans and Iowans with Disabilities Vote Project that educated thousands of veterans and Iowans with disabilities about resources available to help them vote privately and independently.
Feb 13 , 2019
The U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC) today announced that the Martin County Elections Office was the recipient of a 2018 “Clearie” Award for Improving Accessibility for Voters with Disabilities. Martin County Elections Office received the award for “Count Me in Too,” a series of educational videos that helped increase voter registration and turnout among voters who indicated they had special needs by 8 percent during the 2016 Presidential Elections.
Feb 12 , 2019
The U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC) today announced that the City of Ely, Minnesota was the recipient of a 2018 “Clearie” Award for Recruiting, Training and Retaining Election Workers. The City of Ely received the award for a program that recruits high school students and veterans to work at the polls together on Election Day.
Feb 12 , 2019
The U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC) today announced that the Montgomery County Board of Elections (BOE) was the recipient of a 2018 “Clearie” Award for Recruiting, Training and Retaining Election Workers. The BOE received the award for the Future Vote Initiative, which encourages students from grades 6 to 12 to participate in elections.
Feb 12 , 2019
The U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC) today announced that the Bernalillo County Clerk’s Office was the recipient of a 2018 “Clearie” Award for Recruiting, Training and Retaining Election Workers. The Clerk’s Office received the award for a new election worker training program called “Learn the Vote.
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Aug 16 , 2019
In early September, the EAC will kick off the submission period for the fourth annual 2019 Clearinghouse Awards. Dubbed the “Clearies” for short, the national effort celebrates best practices in election administration and helps advance the EAC’s clearinghouse responsibilities under the Help America Vote Act.