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The Carter-Baker Commission, 16 years later: Voter Registration and Voter ID

The Carter-Baker Commission, 16 years later: Voter Registration and Voter ID

In 2005, former President Jimmy Carter and former U.S. Secretary of State James A. Baker, III, co-chaired the Commission on Federal Election Reform, which produced a report on the U.S. electoral process and recommendations for maximizing ballot access and election integrity.

Sixteen years later, many of the recommendations remain relevant, including one calling for voter identification laws and provisions to make it as easy as possible for all voters to register for a photo ID. At this event, panelists examined ways to ensure that states with voter photo ID laws don’t inhibit eligible voters from participating in elections. 

This webinar was the third in a series of five virtual events co-sponsored by the Baker Institute Presidential Elections Program and The Carter Center that considered potential reforms for U.S. federal elections. Participants will included experts on U.S. election administration, election administrators and other practitioners well-versed in election issues. Follow @BakerInstitute and @CarterCenter on Twitter, and join the conversation with #CarterBakerElection.


Welcome Speaker

John Williams
Fellow, Presidential Elections Program, Baker Institute


David Becker
Executive Director and Founder, Center for Election Innovation & Research 

Joshua A. Douglas
Ashland, Inc-Spears Distinguished Research Professor of Law, The University of Kentucky J. David Rosenberg College of Law

Toni Johnson
Chairwoman, Hinds County (MS) Election Commission

Kathleen Unger
Founder, President and Chairman of the Board, VoteRiders


Doug Chapin
Director of Election Research, Fors Marsh Group;
Former Director of Research, Carter-Baker Commission



Wed, May 5, 2021
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
(GMT-0500) US/Central


Online webinar