Events

Want to find a time to connect with peers in your jurisdiction, your state, or across the country? Check out these events to find one right for you. Not all events listed are open to the public, some events are included to provide notice to potential speakers or those who want to connect with organizers.

  • Voter Turnout in the 2022 Midterms
    Date: November 16, 2022
    Location: Online
    Category: Panel Discussion

    Join Nonprofit Vote for a post-election analysis of turnout trends in the 2022 midterms. Our featured speaker, Dr. Michael McDonald, professor at the University of Florida, is an elections expert who closely monitors voter turnout. His website, US Elections Project, provides timely and accurate election statistics, electoral laws, research reports, and other useful information regarding the United States electoral system. We’ll also talk to organizers in the field about what they’ve heard from voters this year and lessons we can apply to future election cycles. Where: Online. When: November 16 1pm Eastern.

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  • Democracy on the (Down) Ballot: Unpacking the 2022 Midterms, Voting Rights, and Local Electoral Reforms
    Date: November 22, 2022
    Location: Online
    Category: Panel Discussion

    During the 2022 midterms, voters not only cast a ballot to decide the balance of power in congress, but in in many states voters decided on a range of consequential ballot initiatives impacting the nuts and bolts of the electoral process including voter-ID laws, party primary reform, ranked choice voting, and proportional representation. The outcomes of these statewide and local level ballot initiatives have direct implications for future elections and participatory democracy.

    This midterm recap webinar will go beyond the candidate horse race and focus on analysis and perspectives from advocates and scholars on recent voting-related ballot initiatives, immediate implications for future elections, and what’s ahead for emerging electoral reforms at the state and local level.

    Join panelists Deb Otis, Director of Research at FairVote; Jenny Lee, Deputy Director of the Coalition of Communities of Color; and Wendy Underhill, Director of Elections and Redistricting at the National Conference of State Legislatures. Ash Center Director of Democracy Initiatives Nick Chedli Carter will moderate.

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  • Informed Conversations on Democracy in the Digital Age
    Date: November 28, 2022
    to November 30, 2022
    Location: Online
    Category: Virtual Event

    INFORMED brings together key leaders and experts to engage around the biggest questions at the intersection of technology, media, and democracy.

    Presented by Knight Foundation, the gathering will be an important opportunity for policymakers, researchers and the private sector to discuss the latest trends and research in this emerging field, while strengthening relationships that lead to more informed policy in the public interest.

    Internet technologies have brought unprecedented social advantages and helped democratize access to information and ideas. However, in recent years, these same technologies have also been exploited to mislead, disenfranchise and undermine democracy. As the internet continues to evolve, the challenges to an informed citizenry are likely to intensify in years to come. INFORMED will be a critical forum to explore these challenges and viable solutions.

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  • What is the Future for Primaries?
    Date: November 29, 2022
    Location: Washington, DC
    Category: Panel Discussion

    The primary was devised a century ago as a corrective to the backroom bargains previously used to pick candidates. Today, this Progressive-era reform is a common means to select candidates for general elections.

    In recent years, however, the primary system has come into question as an effective method for nominating political candidates in an era of intensifying polarization, with many proposals to reform, restructure, or overhaul it.

    Join AEI’s Howard Husock, Kevin Kosar, and John Fortier; Ethics & Public Policy Center’s Henry Olsen; Brookings Institution’s Elaine Kamarck; Hoover Institution’s Benjamin Ginsberg; and the Republican Party of Virginia’s Michael Ginsberg for two panel discussions on whether party primaries are the most effective means to select legislators and how they shape governance in a time of partisan polarization.

    If you are unable to attend, we welcome you to watch the event live on this page. After the event concludes, a full video will be posted within 24 hours.

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  • A Close Look at the ‘Independent State Legislature Theory’
    Date: November 30, 2022
    Location: Online
    Category: Panel Discussion

    Produced by The Brennan Center in partnership with the New York City Bar Association

    The so-called “independent state legislature theory” is front and center in Moore v. Harper, one of this Supreme Court term’s most watched cases. This radical theory holds that the Electors Clause and Elections Clause in the Constitution give state legislatures the authority to make decisions about federal elections without the oversight of state courts — and despite the existence of state constitutional provisions purporting to govern such elections.

    First proposed in the aftermath of the 2000 election, the theory has gained prominence during litigation over the 2020 election. Adoption of this dangerous theory could impact, for example, states’ ability to ban political gerrymandering.

    In this timely program, prominent scholars and practitioners will explore whether the independent state legislature theory has any valid constitutional underpinnings, the historical origins of the relevant constitutional clauses, and the challenges that a Supreme Court decision endorsing this theory would present for our democracy.

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  • Bipartisan Policy Center 2022 Elections Summit
    Date: December 6, 2022
    Location: Washington, DC
    Category: Summit

    BPC’s greatest strength is as a convener, bringing together the best ideas of elected leaders, experts, and practitioners with an intentional focus on getting things done. Join us for a day-long summit featuring five panel discussions with elected leaders and foremost experts, moderated by journalists on the frontlines of democracy, voting, and election issues. Panels: Federal Election Reform in 2023; Threats to Democracy, Election Infrastructure, and Election Officials; Recapping Election Administration in the 2022 Midterms; Election Reform Efforts in 2023 State Legislative Sessions; and Election Information & Content Moderation – Review of 2022 and Projections for the 2024 Campaign. Featured Speakers: Jena Griswold – Colorado Secretary of State; Maggie Toulouse Oliver – New Mexico Secretary of State; Senator David G. Argall – Chairman, Pennsylvania State Government Committee; Senator Natalie Murdock – North Carolina, District 20; Lisa Desjardins – U.S. Capitol Correspondent, PBS NewsHour; and Jessica Huseman – Editorial Director, Votebeat.

    Online

    In-person

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  • MEDSL 2022 Post-Election Webinar
    Date: December 14, 2022
    Location: Online
    Category: Panel Discussion

    On December 14, 2022, we’ll be convening a great line-up of experts to discuss election administration and other happenings during the 2022 midterm election.

    From 1:30 to 3pm EST, we will be hosting a public webinar all about the 2022 election, featuring our own takes on what happened as well as highlighting other researchers’ work and what they saw. In particular, the webinar will feature a number of the research teams that were awarded grants under our new Evolving Election Administration Landscape project.

    From what happened online to what happened in polling places, we’ll cover as much as we can. Register today to hold your spot and receive more details about the event!

    Where: Online When: December 14 1:30pm Eastern.

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  • Election Center Joint Elections Official Liaison Conference
    Date: January 11, 2023
    to January 14, 2023
    Location: Arlington, VA
    Category: Conference

    Save the Date!

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  • iGO 2023 Mid-Winter Conference
    Date: January 28, 2023
    to February 1, 2023
    Location: Glendale, AZ
    Category: Conference

    Check out the iGo website for more information about the tentative agenda.

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  • NASED Winter Conference 2023
    Date: February 15, 2023
    to February 18, 2023
    Location: Washington, DC
    Category: Conference

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  • NASS 2023 Winter Conference
    Date: February 15, 2023
    to February 18, 2023
    Location: Washington, DC
    Category: Conference

    Attendee registration for this event will open in December 2022

    The cost to attend is $500 early/ $600 late (after January 24, 2023) for Secretaries of State, State Government Staff, NASS Corporate Affiliates and Federal Government Staff. The cost for Non-Profit Organizations to attend is $750 per person early/ $850 late (proof of valid non-profit status required). The cost for Corporate Non-Members to attend is $1300 per person early/ $1400 late. Registration for this event will close on Monday, February 6, 2023, or when registration capacity is fulfilled. On-site registration WILL NOT be available for this event. All event attendees are subject to the event anti-harassment policy and conference waiver of liability. There is no virtual option to attend.

    Press registration for this event will open on January 18, 2023

    Further details and instructions will be posted on January 18. There is no cost for the press to attend. Virtual attendance will not be available.

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