In the last three years, election administration and election officials have been pulled into the political fray. Most election systems are designed to be led by nonpartisan experts with the best interests of all voters in mind. But today, these systems and experts must contend with growing partisan polarization, political vitriol, and misinformation.
Join the Bipartisan Policy Center (BPC) and the Election Reformer’s Network (ERN) for a conversation with former swing state election officials about ways to protect election administration from harmful partisan influence. This event accompanies a forthcoming joint report from BPC and ERN documenting how partisan incentives for election officials have changed over time and what the risks are for electoral integrity and trust in elections should political pressure continue to increase.
Panel discussion with:
- Seth Bluestein – Philadelphia City Commissioner
- Chris Harvey – Former Georgia Elections Director; Deputy Director, Georgia Peace Officers Standards and Training Council
- Kevin Johnson – Executive Director, Election Reformers Network
- Matthew Weil – Director, BPC Elections
- Grace Panetta (MODERATOR) – Senior Politics Reporter, Insider