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.

  • Today's Electronic Voting Machines: An Examination of the Use and Security of Ballot Marking Devices
    Date: June 22, 2021
    Category: Webinar

    Amid mounting evidence of vulnerabilities in electronic voting machines, and the growing focus on securing our elections, broad consensus has emerged among election officials, computer scientists, national security experts, election stakeholders and voters, that all votes should be recorded on a paper ballot. For years, that meant most voters would mark choices with a pen on a pre-printed paper ballot, and that voters that maybe unable or uncomfortable hand-marking their ballot would use an assistive ballot marking device. Assistive ballot marking devices are essential to provide differently-abled voters the opportunity to mark a paper ballot privately and independently. We will take a deep dive to answer these and other questions regarding the use of universal-use ballot marking devices. When: June 22, 12pm-5pm Eastern. Where: Online.

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  • The Fight of Our Lives
    Date: June 22, 2021
    Category: Webinar

    Join New Republic deputy editor Jason Linkins for a discussion about the importance of protecting voting rights and the idea of “majority rule.” This event is produced in partnership with the New Republic. Speakers: Matt Ford, Staff Writer, the New Republic; Jeff Merkley, U.S. Senator, Oregon; Osita Nwanevu, Staff Writer, the New Republic; John Sarbanes, U.S. Representative, Maryland; Wendy Weiser, Vice President, Democracy Program, Brennan Center for Justice; and Moderator: Jason Linkins, Deputy Editor, the New Republic. When: June 22, 7pm Eastern. Where: Online.

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  • NCSL Redistricting Seminar
    Date: July 14, 2021
    to July 16, 2021
    Location: Salt Lake City, UT
    Category: Redistricting

    Salt Lake City will host the last installment of NCSL’s Get Ready to Redistrict: Seminars for Practitioners and Others. If you are a legislator, legislative staffer, commissioner, commission staffer, an outside advocate or just an interested member of the public, these seminars are for you. In two days, NCSL will deliver knowledge and practical instruction that you can customize for your state and your role in the process. If you’ve come to an earlier serminar, expect to: Focus on practicalities—anything you need to know to get the job done; A chance to visit with your vendors to ensure that you know what your state’s capabilities are; We’ll review what going to court entails (because almost all states will be in court!); and The census is the hottest question in town, and we’ll have answers. You can meet the experts who you might want to bring to your state (I was going to say consult, but some are free and some are not—but all faculty will make themselves available). Where: Salt Lake City. When: July 14-16.

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  • NCSL Legislative Summit
    Date: November 3, 2021
    to November 5, 2021
    Location: Tampa, FL
    Category: National Association

    The Legislative Summit is NCSL’s premier annual event and provides a platform for legislators, staff and other public policy professionals to learn from the nation’s foremost experts, as well as each other, about solutions to the country’s most pressing issues. Watch for registration and hotel details in early June 2021. When: November 3-5. Where: Tampa, Florida

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  • NASS Summer Conference
    Date: August 13, 2021
    to August 16, 2021
    Location: Des Moines, IA
    Category: NASS

    The National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS) will con­vene in person for the 2021 Summer Conference. It will be held August 13-16 in in Des Moines, Iowa. The conference will feature committee meetings, discussions and various workshop ses­sions on election administration, cybersecurity, business services, state heritage and more. A preliminary conference agenda is available online here. In addition, an expo area will have a limited number of NASS Corporate Affiliates on-site showcasing their products and services. Please note, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention health recommendations will be observed throughout the conference. Learn more about the venue’s COVID-19 safety requirements here.  There will also be a limited virtual component for those unable to attend in person. Registration for the conference will open in late-May. When: Aug. 13-16. Where: Des Moines, Iowa.

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  • NASED Summer Conference
    Date: August 9, 2021
    to August 12, 2021
    Category: NASED

    Twice a year, NASED members gather to discuss the latest developments in election administration. Members of the public are welcome to attend at the non-member registration rate. The Summer 2021 conference is scheduled for August 9-10 and will once again be held virtually. Check please visit the NASED website for more information about agendas and registration. When: Aug. 9-12. Where: Online.

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  • IGO 4th Annual Conference
    Date: July 15, 2021
    to July 21, 2021
    Location: New York, NY
    Category: IGO

    The IGO 4th Annual Conference is scheduled for July 15-21 at the Sheraton New York Times Square in New York City. Check please visit the IGO website for more information about agendas and registration.

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  • How can we strengthen trust in the integrity of presidential elections?
    Date: June 21, 2021
    Category: Webinar

    Distrust of the results of presidential elections has been particularly intense in recent years. Many Democrats believed Donald Trump won the 2016 election through interference by Russian disinformation campaigns, and an even larger percentage of Republicans believe Democrats stole the 2020 presidential contest. This denial of election results is indisputably corrosive to the American political system’s long-term well-being. Please join AEI’s Kevin R. Kosar and a panel of experts as they discuss various ways to strengthen the public’s trust in the results of our presidential elections. When: June 21, 10am Eastern. Where: Online.

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  • EAC Board of Advisors Annual Meeting
    Date: June 23, 2021
    Category: Annual Meeting

    The U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC) Board of Advisors will hold their 2021 Annual Meeting primarily to discuss next steps regarding the recently approved VVSG 2.0 Requirements, including the VVSG 2.0. lifecycle policy and manual enhancements. This meeting will include a question and answer discussion between board members and EAC staff. Board members will also review FACA Board membership guidelines and policies with EAC General Counsel and receive a general update about the EAC from the Executive Director. Board members will also discuss and provide input on the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s portion of the March 7, 2021 Executive Order on Promoting Access to Voting. The Board will also elect new members to the Executive Board Committee and consider amendments to the Bylaws. When: June 23 1pm-4pm Eastern. Where: Online.

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  • Ballot Battle: How much do you really know about elections?
    Date: June 29, 2021
    Category: Interactive Game Show

    Georgia, Arizona, and Texas are among the states passing bills that will restrict local voting laws. These laws will make changes to registration polls, early voting, absentee voting, and voter ID requirements. Michigan, Pennsylvania, and North Carolina are positioned to follow suit — but what does this actually mean for voters? Join Votebeat for Ballot Battle to test your knowledge about how voting and elections work. There will be a quiz, an expert panel, and you might even win a prize! Hosted by Votebeat’s editorial director, Jessica Huseman. Our panelists are Paul Gronke, Professor of Political Science at Reed College and the Director of the Early Voting Information Center, Maurice Turner, the Cybersecurity Fellow at the Alliance for Securing Democracy (ASD) at the German Marshall Fund of the United States (GMF), and Michael Miller, Assistant Professor of Political Science at Barnard College.

    Please RSVP for this event so we’re able to provide streaming information. This virtual event is free to attend, but we do offer the option for a donation to Votebeat to support our nonprofit journalism and events like this.

    Votebeat is a nonpartisan news organization covering voting access and election integrity year-round.

    When: June 29 from 7 to 7:45 p.m

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