Helping America Vote: The Past, Present, and Future of Election Administration

This program has been approved in accordance with the requirements of the Continuing Legal Education Board. CLE Credit will be granted to attorneys.

Click here for the official seminar website and registration form. (New York, NY)

The 2008 election season brought an unprecedented level of attention to the system of election administration in this country. Fraudulent voter registration, registration list purges, provisional voting, ballot design issues, and oversight by partisan officials all became hotly debated topics. As we move into the 2010 election cycle, these issues will again be at the forefront of public debate. This symposium will focus on legislative reforms to improve the current system of election administration, including voter registration, voting technology, ballot design, voter ID laws, and the selection of election officials.

This event is free and open to the public. Photo I.D. is required for admission. 6.5 CLE Credits will be awarded for full event attendance.

Symposium Schedule

9:00 - 9:30 amRegistration and Continental Breakfast
9:30 - 9:45 amOpening Remarks
9:45 - 11:15 amPanel One: Voter Registration Reform
Moderator: Jonathan Nagler, NYU Department of Politics

Wendy Weiser, Brennan Center for Justice
Michael McDonald, George Mason University
Trevor Potter, Caplin & Drysdale Attorneys
11:15 am - 12:00 pmPractitioner Roundtable: Election Day Litigation Experience
Moderator: Jerry Goldfeder, Stroock & Stroock & Lavan, LLP

Kristen Clarke, NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund
Marc Elias, Perkins Coie, LLP
Justin Levitt, Brennan Center for Justice
12:00 - 1:15 pmLunch Break
1:15 - 3:00 pmPanel Two: Mechanics of Elections
Moderator: Tanya Clay House, Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights

Assemblymember Brian Kavanagh, New York State Assembly
Lawrence Norden, Brennan Center for Justice
Michael Pitts, Indiana University School of Law
Charles Stewart, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
3:00 - 3:15 pmCoffee Break
3:15 - 5:00 pmPanel Three: Reform of the Election Administration System
Moderator: John Ferejohn, NYU School of Law

Edward Foley, Moritz College of Law, Ohio State University
Steven Huefner, Moritz College of Law, Ohio State University
Christopher Elmendorf, University of California Davis School of Law
5:00 - 5:15 pmClosing Remarks