On March 28, 2013, President Obama established the Presidential Commission on Election Administration to identify best practices in election administration and to make recommendations to improve the voting experience. After a six-month review, the bipartisan commission released a 112-page report outlining specific suggestions to ease the voting process for Americans. During this discussion, the commission co-chairs will present their findings and answer questions regarding the report.
Robert Bauer, Commission Co-Chair and Member Robert Bauer served as White House Counsel to President Obama from December of 2009 until June of 2011. He served as General Counsel to Obama for America in 2008 and 2012 and currently serves as General Counsel to the Democratic National Committee.
Benjamin Ginsberg, Commission Co-Chair and Member Benjamin Ginsberg served as national counsel to the Bush-Cheney presidential campaign in both 2000 and 2004. In 2008 and 2012, he served as national counsel to the Romney for President campaigns. He currently serves as counsel to the Republican Governors Association.
The discussion will be moderated by Nate Persily. Nate served as the Senior Research Director for the commission and is currently a professor of law at Stanford Law School.
This event is co-sponsored by the American Constitution Society for Law and Policy, the Bill Lane Center for the American West, the Federalist Society for Law and Public Policy Studies, Stanford in Government and the Stanford Public Policy Program.
To find out more about the Report of the Presidential Commission on Election Administration, please visit: http://www.supportthevoter.gov/.