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Special Advisor on Election Modernization

Veronica Degraffenreid

Veronica Degraffenreid was appointed Acting Secretary of the Commonwealth on February, 8, 2021.

Veronica Degraffenreid is the Special Advisor on Election Modernization. New to Pennsylvania, she is the former Director of Election Operations for the North Carolina State Board of Elections. For more than six years, Veronica managed a team of election technology and election program specialists responsible for providing training, support and administrative oversight to North Carolina's 100 county boards of elections. The program areas under Veronica's supervision included voter registration, voting processes, precinct and voting site administration, election event administration and voting systems. She led efforts to modernize North Carolina's aging statewide voter registration and election management system and developed the state's first voting systems certification program.

Prior to joining the North Carolina State Board of Elections, Veronica was a Special Litigation Legal Assistant with the North Carolina Department of Justice for almost 10 years, specializing in redistricting and election-related litigation.

Originally from Bertie County, a very rural county in northeastern North Carolina, Veronica is a graduate of the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill with a B.A. in Economics. She is married and the proud mom of two daughters in college and one son in high school. In her downtime, Veronica enjoys walking, biking and late-night scrabble play.