The U.S. Election Assistance Commission has announced that it will be holding a public meeting on Jan. 10 to review steps for securing the nation’s election system in advance of mid-term voting this fall. “Ahead of the 2018 midterm elections, the U.S. Election Assistance Commission will host an all day summit to highlight a spectrum of issues that state and local election officials will face as they work to administer a secure, accessible and efficient 2018 Election,” according to a Federal Register notice issued today. The congressionally mandated commission will hear from witness on “topics such as election security, voting accessibility, and how to use election data to improve the voter experience,” according to the announcement.
Members of the EAC have testified before Congress as part of ongoing investigations into Russian hacking of the 2016 presidential election, and the commission has been working with state officials on securing election-data systems, including establishing paper backups and auditing systems.
Next week’s EAC public meeting will be held at the National Press Club in Washington, DC.