Spring 2010 Symposium – Helping America Vote: The Past, Present, and Future of Election Administration
Thursday, April 1, 2010
The 2008 election season brought an unprecedented level of attention to the system of election administration in this country. Fraudulent voter registration, registration list purges, provisional voting, ballot design issues, and oversight by partisan officials all became hotly debated topics. As we moved into the 2010 election cycle, we anticipated that these issues would again be at the forefront of public debate. This symposium focused on legislative reforms to improve election administration, including voter registration, voting technology, ballot design, voter ID laws, and the selection of election officials.
Time and Location
9:00 a.m. – 5:15 p.m.
New York University School of Law
Vanderbilt Hall, Greenberg Lounge
40 Washington Square South
This event is free and open to the public. Photo I.D. is required for admission.
6.5 CLE Credits will be awarded for full event attendance.
|9:00 – 9:30 a.m.||Registration and Continental Breakfast|
|9:30 – 9:45 a.m.||Opening Remarks|
|9:45 – 11:15 a.m.||Panel One: Voter Registration ReformModerator: Jonathan Nagler, NYU Department of PoliticsPanelists:Wendy Weiser
Brennan Center for Justice
|11:15 – 12:00 p.m.||Practitioner Roundtable: Election Day Litigation ExperienceModerator: Jerry Goldfeder, Stroock & Stroock & Lavan, LLPPanelists:Kristen Clarke
NAACP Legal Defense and Educational Fund
|12:00 – 1:15 p.m.||Lunch Break|
|1:15 – 3:00 p.m.||Panel Two: Mechanics of ElectionsModerator: Tanya Clay House, Lawyers’ Committee for Civil RightsPanelists:Assemblymember Brian Kavanagh
New York State Assembly
|3:00 – 3:15 p.m.||Coffee Break|
|3:15 – 5:00 p.m.||Panel Three: Reform of the Election Administration SystemModerator: John Ferejohn, NYU School of LawPanelists:Edward Foley
Moritz College of Law, Ohio State University
|5:00 – 5:15 p.m.||Closing Remarks|