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The Carter-Baker Commission: 16 Years Later

The Carter-Baker Commission: 16 Years Later.

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 June 2021, The Carter Center and the Baker Institute conducted a series of five webinars that again examined critical challenges facing the U.S. electoral system. The current report (PDF below) includes the results of discussions by a range of election officials and experts who provided hands-on analysis about the problems confronting our elections and advice on how to solve them.