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Today in Washington, DC the Bipartisan Policy Center – with support from the Democracy Fund – is hosting a conference entitled “The Voting Experience: 2018 and the Future” and focused on “key moments in election administration during the 2018 midterm elections, and a look ahead to what steps can be taken to improve the voting experience for all Americans in 2020.” Here’s the agenda:

9:00 a.m. Welcome Remarks
Adam Ambrogi, Democracy Fund
John Fortier, Bipartisan Policy Center
Matthew Weil, Bipartisan Policy Center

9:15 a.m. Panel 1: A Modern and Secure Voter Registration System
Moderator: Christopher Thomas, Bipartisan Policy Center
Panelists: Shane Hamlin, ERIC
Thomas Hicks, U.S. Election Assistance Commission
Keith Ingram, Texas
Elaine Manlove, Delaware

10:30 a.m. Break

10:45 a.m. Panel 2: Tallying Results Efficiently
Moderator: Tammy Patrick, Democracy Fund
Panelists: Brian Corley, Pasco County, Florida
Adrian Fontes, Maricopa County, Arizona
Linda Lindberg, Arlington County, Virginia
Kristin Mavromatis, Mecklenburg County, North Carolina
Donald Palmer, U.S. Election Assistance Commission

12:00 p.m. Lunch

12:30 p.m. Panel 3: Civic Corporate Citizenship and Democracy
Moderator: Jason Grumet, Bipartisan Policy Center
Panelists: Dave Barmore, Uber
Lauren Devoll, Twitter
Eva Guidarini, Facebook

1:15 p.m. Panel 4: The Voting Experience
Moderator: Jessica Huseman, ProPublica
Panelists: Brian Kruse, Douglas County, Nebraska
Amber McReynolds, Vote at Home
Alice Miller, Washington, DC
Sherry Poland, Hamilton County, Ohio
Rob Rock, Rhode Island

2:15 p.m. Break

2:30 p.m. Panel 5: An Accurate and Secure Election and Counting Process
Moderator: Maurice Turner, Center for Democracy & Technology
Panelists: Judd Choate, Colorado
Matthew Masterson, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver, New Mexico
Noah Praetz, Cook County, Illinois
Secretary of State Mac Warner, West Virginia

3:30 p.m. Keynote Address
Representative Rodney Davis (R-Illinois)

4:00 p.m. Panel 6: Data Driven Policy Perspectives to Inform the Future
Moderator: Doug Chapin, Fors Marsh
Panelists: Natalie Adona, Democracy Fund
John Fortier, Bipartisan Policy Center
David Kuennen, U.S. Election Assistance Commission
Charles Stewart, MIT Election Data Science Lab

4:55 p.m. Wrap-Up and Conclusion
John Fortier, Bipartisan Policy Center
Stacey Scholl, Democracy Fund

The event will be streamed live via this page and will also be covered on BPC’s various social media channels (Twitter, Facebook, YouTube). As you can see, there are tons of election officials and experts on the agenda and so I expect a fascinating and informative day. Thanks to BPC for hosting (and the invite to participate) and to Democracy Fund for providing support to make it possible. Hope you’ll be able to join us for all or part of the webcast … stay tuned!