Conducting Florida Elections

Date: Friday February 20, 2015
Time:
8:30am-2:30pm
Location:
Florida State Conference Center
Tallahassee, Florida
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Webcast:
If you can't make it to the forum, it will be webcast live here.
 
A light breakfast and lunch will be served

Please RSVP so we can have an accurate headcount for meals

Agenda

8:30-9:15am
Breakfast

9:15-9:30am
Welcome

9:30-10:45am
Panel 1: Voter Registration Reliability

Moderator
David Becker, Director, Election Initiatives for The Pew Charitable Trusts

The Quality of Voter Registration Data
Barry Burden, Professor, University of Wisconsin

Florida Voter Registration Reliability
Michael McDonald, Associate Professor, University of Florida

Florida Voter Registration Reliability: Challenges
Donald Palmer, Senior Advisor, Bipartisan Policy Center (former Florida Director of Elections and former Secretary, Virginia Board of Elections)

10:45-11am
Break

11-12:15pm
Panel 2: Improving Voter Registration Reliability

Moderator
Adam Ambrogi, Democracy Fund

Implementing On-Line Voter Registration
Tom Schedler, Louisiana Secretary of State

Improving DMV, Election Administration Data Sharing
Brian Corley, Pasco County Supervisor of Elections

Voter List Cross-Checking: ERIC
John Lindback, Executive Director, Electronic Registration Information Center (ERIC)

12:15-1:15pm
Lunch

1:15-2:30pm
Panel 3: Mail Ballots

Moderator
Carol Weissert, Professor, Florida State University

Mail Ballots, National Perspective
Paul Gronke, Professor, Reed College and Director, Early Voting Information Center

Mail Ballot Rejection Across Florida
Dan Smith, Professor, University of Florida

Implementing Improved Procedures
Deborah Clark, Pinellas County Supervisor of Elections




Sponsored by

Democracy Fund
Pew Charitable Trusts
Department of Political Science at the University of Florida
Florida State Association of Supervisors of Elections

Conducting Florida Elections is funded by a grant from The Democracy Fund, additional support provided by the Pew Charitable Trusts, and directed by Professor Michael P. McDonald at the University of Florida.