It’s full steam ahead to 2024’s general election. What are lawmakers and election administrators thinking about now to prepare? Find out in this four-part series, hosted in partnership with the U.S. Election Assistance Commission. We’ll focus on the elections workforce; counting and recounts and more post-voting work; the voters’ perspectives and voter confidence.
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The Election Workforce: The Front Lines of Democracy
March 8 | 2 p.m. ET
Trustworthy elections are not possible without the work of thousands of front-line workers: election officials and poll workers. Tune in to the first of a four-part webinar series on election administration to hear U.S. Election Assistance Commissioner Ben Hovland describe the responsibilities these public servants hold, the perils they face, the benefits of civic engagement and state policies that support them. Bonus: what role do poll watchers or election observers play?
After the Voting Is Over: Counting, Results Reporting, Recounts (and More)
April 12 | 2 p.m. ET
The election doesn’t end when the polls close. Counting (and confirming the count) comes next—along with reporting results and, sometimes, recounts. Join us for the second installment of NCSL’s four-part webinar series on election administration to learn about what happens after voting is over. U.S. Election Assistance Commissioner Donald Palmer will consider how all states address these tasks that ensure accurate and verifiable results.
Focus on the Voters
May 10 | 2 p.m. ET
Who are the most important people in an election? The voters. In the third installment of NCSL’s four-part webinar series on election administration, U.S. Election Assistance Commissioner Tom Hicks will address questions voters often ask and how states “get out the information” to voters. He’ll cover how states ensure the right to vote for people with disabilities and citizens living abroad (military and otherwise).
Voter Confidence: What Can Move the Needle
June 14 | 2 p.m. ET
Voter confidence is top of mind for elections stakeholders this cycle. In the final part of NCSL’s spring webinar series, U.S. Election Assistance Commissioner Christy McCormick will delve into state policies that can increase voter confidence. Perfecting processes and procedures comes first: clarifying all policies before the first vote is cast; cleaning voter lists; adopting strong chain-of-custody procedures for ballots and equipment; updating emergency plans; using pre- and post-election audits; and more. The next job is to ensure all that good technical work is transparent and communicated well to voters and the public.