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Thursday, May 09, 2013

Transforming Election Administration, Voting System Accessibility, and the Certification Process

12:00 PM - 05:30 PM

EAC will host a roundtable to discuss the results of grant funded work and how recent innovations in accessibility research may be applied to the future of election administration and voting systems. The event will be webcast live & feature a Twitterfall.

The roundtable will take place on Thursday, May 9 from 12 noon to 5:30 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.

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PARTICIPATE: Submit questions or comments via webcast here, or Twitter @EACgov and #FOV13

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.

Panelist Bios

12:00pm – 2:30pm
Session I: Results of EAC Accessibility Grants Funding

  • Dana E. Chisnell, Usability and User Research Consultant, UsabilityWorks
  • Kathryn Summers, Ph.D., Associate Professor, Division of Science, Information Arts, and Technologies, University of Baltimore
  • Daniel Castro, Senior Analyst, Information Technology & Innovation Foundation
  • Dan Gillette, Consultant, Vote Your Mind at CITRIS, UC Berkeley
  • W. Bradley Fain, Ph.D., Principal Research Scientist, Georgia Tech Research Institute
  • Douglas L. Kruse, Ph.D., Director, Ph.D. Program in Industrial Relations and Human Resources, Rutgers University
  • Lisa A. Schur, Ph.D., J.D., Associate Professor, School of Management and Labor Relations, Rutgers University
  • Juan E. Gilbert, Ph.D., IDEaS Professor & Chair, Clemson University

2:30pm – 2:45pm
Afternoon Break

2:45pm – 5:30pm
Session II: Streamlining the EAC Testing & Certification Program

  • Brian Hancock, Director, EAC Voting System Testing and Certification
  • Traci Mapps, Senior Director of Compliance Operations, SLI Global Solutions
  • Brad King, Co-Director, Indiana Election Division
  • McDermot Coutts, Director of Research & Development, Unisyn Voting Solutions
  • Mark W. Skall, Technical Reviewer, EAC
  • Steve Pearson, Vice President of Voting Systems, ES&S
  • Juan E. Gilbert, Ph.D., IDEaS Professor & Chair, Clemson University

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