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The Carter-Baker Commission, 16 Years Later: Technology and Elections

The Carter-Baker Commission, 16 Years Later: Technology and Elections

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 on maximizing ballot access and election integrity.

In the 16 years since the commission issued its recommendations, the issue of voting technology has undergone almost constant change. At this webinar, panelists discussed the future of electronic voting systems with a special focus on audits and system certification, as well as related best practices for transparency. Panelists also considered how developing secure voting technologies can build confidence in U.S. elections.

This webinar was the fourth in a series of five virtual events co-sponsored by the Baker Institute Presidential Elections Program and The Carter Center that considers potential reforms for U.S. federal elections. Participants 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 

David Carroll, Ph.D.
Director, Democracy Program, Carter Center


Monica Childers
Product Manager of Risk-Limiting Audits, Voting Works

Veronica Degraffenreid
Acting Secretary of the Commonwealth and Special Advisor on Election Modernization, Pennsylvania Department of State 

Ryan Macias
Founder, RSM Election Solutions LLC;
Former Acting Director of Testing and Certification, U.S. Election Assistance Commission

Dan Wallach, Ph.D.
Professor of Computer Sciences and of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Rice University; Baker Institute Rice Faculty Scholar;
Academic Advisor, Carter-Baker Commission


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




Mon, May 17, 2021
11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.
(GMT-0500) US/Central


Online webinar