March 2018

Matt Masterson Moves from EAC to DHS

The elections community was able to breathe a huge sigh of relief yesterday when it was announced that former EAC Chairman Matt Masterson would be joining the Department of Homeland Security as a senior cybersecurity advisor.

Omnibus Budget to Include $380M for Election Security

The forthcoming federal omnibus will include $380 million in funds for states as part of an effort to improve election security – thanks in large part to the efforts of key Senators and a timely push from the Senate Intelligence Committee.

EAC’s “Women in Elections” Series Focuses on Los Angeles County’s Monica Flores

In honor of Women’s History Month, the EAC is running a series of interviews between Vice-Chair Christy McCormick and several of the more prominent women in the field of elections. The latest installment features Monica Flores of the Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder’s office, who talks about her background and her work on LA’s pioneering work on voting technology.

Legislation Clears Way for Florida to Become 24th Member of ERIC

Yesterday, Florida Governor Rick Scott signed two bills that clear the way for Florida to become the 24th member of the Electronic Registration Information Center (ERIC). Adding Florida to the list (as the most populous state so far) will improve the exchange’s effectiveness across the board – a huge “get” for ERIC and the Sunshine State.