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April 19, 2017
Harrisburg, PA
 
Election Policy Summit Agenda and Presentations

 

 

 
Welcome and Introductions                  
·Hon. Pedro A. Cortés, PA Secretary of State
 
 
Keynote: National Best Practices in Election Reform                  
·Hon. Denise Merrill, CT Secretary of State and President, National Association of Secretaries of State
 
 
Current State of Elections in Pennsylvania                                        
·Marian K. Schneider, Deputy Secretary for Elections and Administration, PA Department of State
 
 
Data Driven Election Reforms                                                              
·Charles Stewart III, Kenan Sahin Distinguished Professor of Political Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
 
·Wendy Underhill, Program Director – Elections and Redistricting, National Conference of State Legislatures
  
·Moderator:Ryan Unger, President and CEO, Team Pennsylvania
 
 
Voter Registration      
·Hon. Denise Merrill, CT Secretary of State and President, National Association of Secretaries of State
 
·Ray Murphy, Deputy Director, Pennsylvania Voice
 
·Tova Wang, Director of Research and Policy for the Center for Secure and Modern Elections and Senior Democracy Fellow at Demos 
 
·Moderator:Ted Martin, Executive Director, Equality Pennsylvania
 
 
Voting Systems Technology
·Ron Bandes, Network Security Analyst, SEI/ CERT at Carnegie Mellon University
 
·Ryan Macias, Certification Program Specialist, U.S. Election Assistance Commission
 
·Lawrence Norden, Deputy Director Democracy Program, Brennan Center for Justice
 
·Moderator:Bob Brooks, Mayor of Murrysville, Pennsylvania
 
                       
Redistricting Reform
·Susan Carty, President, League of Women Voters Pennsylvania
 
·Jennifer Clarke, Executive Director, Public Interest Law Center of Philadelphia
 
·Rob Richie, Executive Director, FairVote
 
·Moderator:Barry Kauffman, Former Executive Director, Common Cause Pennsylvania
 
 
Early Voting/No Excuse Absentee Voting      
·Marcia Johnson-Blanco, Co-Director, Voting Rights Project, Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under the Law
 
·Paul Gronke, Director, Early Voting Information Center, Reed College
 
·Patrick Christmas, Policy Program Manager, Committee of Seventy
 
·Moderator:Doris Carson Williams, President and CEO, African American Chamber of Commerce of Western Pennsylvania
           
 
Polling Place Resources         
·Michelle Bishop, Disability Specialist for Voting Rights, National Disability Rights Network
 
·Tammy Patrick, Fellow, Bipartisan Policy Center
 
·Charles Stewart III, Kenan Sahin Distinguished Professor of Political Science, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
 
·Moderator:David Thornburgh, President and CEO, Committee of Seventy