FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Wednesday, June 12, 2019
Silver Spring, Md. – The U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC) will host the 2019 Election Data Summit on Thursday, June 27, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. ET in the Russell Senate Office Building, Room 301 (Senate Rules and Administration Committee Hearing Room). The event coincides with the release of the 2018 Election Administration and Voting Survey (EAVS) and will feature expert speakers examining how to use data to help America vote.
The day’s keynote speakers and panel discussions will include a look at data within the newly released biennial EAVS survey, as well as broader panel conversations covering issues such as how data can be used to address election security, improve voter registration, modernize election management systems, and enact best practices for serving voters covered under the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting (UOCAVA) Act.
The event is open to the public and will be livestreamed on the EAC’s website. All attendees, including media, are strongly encouraged to register in advance and arrive on time in order to guarantee entry. The EAC will accommodate as many registrants as possible, but due to strict room occupancy limits, preregistration may not necessarily guarantee entry if the room is at capacity.
To request additional information or interviews with specific panelists, please contact Brenda Bowser Soder at email@example.com or 202-897-9285.
WHAT: 2019 EAC Election Data Summit
Russell Senate Office Building, Room 301
Senate Committee on Rules and Administration
Constitution Ave NE, Washington, D.C. 20002
Livestream available at http://www.eac.gov/.
WHEN: Thursday, June 27, 2019
Registration opens at 8:30 a.m., program runs from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. EDT
WHO: View the Draft Agenda Here
RSVP: Register Here
The U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC) was established by the Help America Vote Act of 2002 (HAVA). It is an independent, bipartisan commission charged with ensuring secure, accurate and accessible elections by developing guidance to meet HAVA requirements, adopting voluntary voting system guidelines, and serving as a national clearinghouse of information on election administration. EAC also accredits testing laboratories and certifies voting systems, as well as administers the use of HAVA funds. For more information, visit www.eac.gov.