Are America's Elections Fair and Competent?
June 13, 2007
A Conference at the National Press Club
Are America's elections as fair and professionally-conducted as Mexico's? Such a question would have been laughable fifteen years ago. Today, the question is not a joke, and the answer also isn't funny: "no." American University's Center for Democracy and Election Management (CDEM) hosted "Change the Way America Runs Its Elections," a conference which examined our current problems and offered new proposals.
Rep. Susan A. Davis (D-CA)
Rep. Rush Holt (D-NJ)
Two distinguished members of Congress, Representatives Susan Davis (D-CA) and Rush Holt (D-NJ), delivered the keynote speeches at the "Change the Way America Runs Its Elections" conference on June 13, 2007 at the National Press Club.
- Listen to the June 14, 2007 Kojo Nnamdi Show in which Robert A. Pastor discusses nonpartisan election administration along with other panelists. Download as:
- Conference examines election issues
By Mike Unger, American Weekly, June 15, 2007
- Conference Agenda and Press Release
- Speaker Bios and CDEM Experts Guide
- Excerpts on Election Administration from the Report of the Carter-Baker Commission
- View the full report of the Carter-Baker Commission on Federal Election Reform
- Executive Summary: Model Legislation for State Independent Election Commissions
- Draft Legislation for State Independent Election Commissions
- Progress Report: Carter-Baker Commission on Federal Election Reform:
Status of the Recommendations (Released on 6/12/2007)
For inquiries or questions about this event, contact David Mikosz via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or via phone at (202) 885-1538.