EAC 2018 Election Readiness Summit

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Today on Capitol Hill, the U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC) is hosting the 2018 Election Readiness Summit bringing together state and local election officials, federal officials and members of the private sector to examine issues associated with the nation’s readiness for the 2018 general election. Here’s the agenda:

9:00 a.m. Opening Remarks & PANEL 1: Investing in Security – Best Practices in Spending to Secure Election Systems

  • EAC Chairman Thomas Hicks, Moderator
  • Secretary of State John Merrill, Alabama
  • Joe Rozell, Elections Director, Oakland County, Michigan
  • Meagan Wolfe, Administrator of Wisconsin Elections Commission
  • Secretary of State Kim Wyman, Washington 

10:15 -10:30 a.m. Remarks from Senators Roy Blunt and Amy Klobuchar [Chair/Vice Chair of Senate Rules Committee]

10:30 – 10:45  a.m. Break

10:45 a.m.–Noon PANEL 2: Putting Voters First – Best Practices in Election Administration

  • EAC Vice Chair Christy McCormick, Moderator
  • Paul Lux, Supervisor of Elections, Okaloosa County, Florida
  • Sherry Poland, Director, Hamilton County, OH, Board of Elections
  • Secretary of State Mac Warner, West Virginia
  • Secretary of State Wayne Williams, Colorado

Noon – 12:45 A Conversation with National Security Experts

  • EAC Vice Chair Christy McCormick, Moderator
  • William Evanina, Director of the National Counterintelligence and Security Center
  • Christopher Krebs, Under Secretary, Department of Homeland Security
  • Secretary of State Jim Condos, Vermont, President of National Association of Secretaries of State

12:45 – 1:00 p.m. Closing Remarks/Afternoon Preview

1:00 – 2:30 p.m. Lunch Break

2:30 – 4:30 p.m. Election Vendor Open House & EAC Demonstrations   

EAC Presentation 1: 2:45 – 3:00 p.m.

  • Risk Limiting and Other Post Election Audits
    • Jerome Lovato, EAC Election Technology Specialist

EAC Presentation 2: 3:30 – 3:45 p.m.

  • EAC Trainings and Exercises
    • Ryan Macias, EAC Sr. Election Technology Specialist

EAC Presentation 3: 4:00 – 4:15 p.m.

  • EAC Testing and Certification Overview 
    • Brian Hancock, EAC Director of Testing and Certification

If you’re in town, the event will take place at the Capitol Visitor Center; if not, you can follow the meeting via webcast here. It should be a fascinating day – hope you can tune in!

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