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Strengthening Florida’s Elections Today

By Lauren Strayer / 2015 February 20th

Today, in Tallahassee, elections officials and experts from Florida and across the country are discussing ways to make Florida elections more efficient and fair.

The forum, “Conducting Florida Elections,” is sponsored by the Democracy Fund, and hosted by the University of Florida Department of Political Science and the Florida State Association of Supervisors of Elections. Panels, which are being live streamed here, will cover online voter registration, cross-state voter list matching and mail balloting. (Follow #CFEF to join the conversation.)

“We’ll be talking about improving the voting process, both from the supervisors of elections’ perspective as well as from the voters’ perspective,” according to UF associate professor of political science Michael P. McDonald, who organized the forum. “Our ultimate goal is to assist voting officials while making the experience better for voters.”

Speakers will include Louisiana Secretary of State Tom Schedler, former Florida Elections Director Donald Palmer, Pasco County Supervisor of Elections Brian Corley and Pinellas Supervisor of Elections Deborah Clark. John Lindback, executive director of the Electronic Registration Information Center, and election scholars from the University of Florida, the University of Wisconsin, and Reed College in Portland, Ore., also will be featured. Panel moderators are David Becker, director of elections initiatives for the Pew Charitable Trusts and Adam Ambrogi, Democracy Fund.

The agenda is available here.

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