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I’m honored to be attending and taking part in the third edition of The Pew Charitable Trusts’ “Voting in America” – a quadrennial meeting designed to look back at the past election and ahead to the future of democracy and the voting process across the nation. Here’s the official description:
On Thursday, Dec. 8, The Pew Charitable Trusts will host its Voting in America Summit. The event will bring together academics, advocates, campaigns, and administrators in the elections field to discuss the evolution of voting administration over the past four years.
Participants will explore a range of topics, including the use of technology in the 2016 election and how it can be deployed better in the future, how changes in voter registration practices and other election laws affected the election, and how improved data collection and analysis can inform and improve the administration of elections.
The live webcast will be from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. EST.
Get insights, stats, and commentary, and join the conversation by following #VotingInAmerica on Twitter.
And here’s the agenda:
Welcome & Registration
Michael Caudell-Feagan, The Pew Charitable Trusts
|9:10–10:10 a.m.||Looking Back at 2016
Moderator: Tom Conroy, The Pew Charitable Trusts
|10:10–11:10 a.m.||The Voting Information Project (VIP): Past, Present, and Future
Moderator: Doug Chapin, Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota
|11:30 a.m.–12:30 p.m.||Voter Registration Moves Into the Modern Era
Moderator: Samuel Derheimer, The Pew Charitable Trusts
|1:30–2:30 p.m.||The Current and Future Impact of the Presidential Commission on Election Administration (PCEA)
Moderator: Pam Fessler, NPR
|2:30–3:30 p.m.||Data-Driven Decisions in Election Administration
|3:50–4:50 p.m.||Looking Forward to 2020 and Beyond
It should be a fascinating day … stay tuned!