STATEMENT: PCEA Recommendations Are Important Step Forward

Release Date: January 22, 2014, 5:43 pm


January 22, 2014  

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STATEMENT: Presidential Commission Recommendations are Common Sense Improvements and Important Step Toward Election Reform


Washington, DC – The Presidential Commission on Election Administration released their recommendations for improving how elections are overseen and reducing lines at the polls. The following quote may be attributed to Robert Brandon, President of the Fair Elections Legal Network:

“The bipartisan recommendations released from the Presidential Commission on Election Administration are a compilation of the good reforms advocates have been fighting for across the country. As the Commission points out, some of the reforms like online voter registration, expanded early voting, and increased poll worker training are already in place in various jurisdictions. But for real change to be made and access to voting improved, these reforms need to be broadly implemented in many more states. The responsibility now lies with election officials, and state and local elected officials to improve how elections are run in their communities as soon as possible. We will continue our work to promote these reforms and use the Commission’s work as support for these much needed changes.” 


The Fair Elections Legal Network (FELN) is a national, nonpartisan election reform organization whose mission is to remove barriers to registration and voting for traditionally underrepresented constituencies and improve overall election administration through administrative, legal, and legislative reform.