EAC Roundtable TODAY: “Informing Change: A Review of Events and Issues of the 2012 Elections Cycle”


Today, the EAC will hold a day-long roundtable discussion looking back at 2012 and ahead to 2013 and beyond. It’s a pretty jam-packed day with a wide variety of panelists. The full agenda with discussion questions can be found here, but here’s the lineup of speakers and topics for the day:

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
+ Jennie Drage Bowser, Senior Fellow, National Conference of State Legislatures
+ Jim Dickson, Former Vice President, The American Association of People with Disabilities
+ Elisabeth MacNamara, President, League of Women Voters of the United States
+ R. Michael Alvarez, Ph.D., Professor, Division of the Humanities & Social Sciences, Caltech
+ 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)

+ Lance Gough, Executive Director, Board of Election Commissioners for the City of Chicago
+ Dean C. Logan, Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk, Los Angeles County
+ Dawn Sandow, Deputy Executive Director, New York City Board of Elections
+ Pamela Green Perkins, Administrative Manager, New York City Board of Elections
+ Mark Wolosik, Elections Division Manager, Allegheny County, Pennsylvania
+ Pat McDonald, Interim Director, Cuyahoga County Board of Elections, Ohio
+ Betty Weimer, Prince William County General Registrar, Virginia

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

+ Robert F. Giles, Director, New Jersey Division of Elections
+ Christopher M. Thomas, Director of Elections, Michigan Secretary of State’s Office
+ Clifford D. Tatum, Executive Director, D.C. Board of Elections & Ethics
+ R. Doug Lewis, Executive Director, The Election Center

Summarization (4:30pm – 5:00pm)

You can view a webcast of the event here, or participate in the Twitterfall by going to @EACGov and #BReady2012.

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