Panel Statements For Today's Forum on Challenges Voters Faced in 2012 Election

Jan 14, 2013
Press Release

WOODBRIDGE, VA—On Monday, January 14, 2013, Reps. Gerry Connolly and Elijah E. Cummings, top Democrats on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, will host a forum to examine the challenges voters faced in the 2012 election and to discuss needed election reforms. This fact-gathering panel discussion will include national election experts and state and local elected officials who will discuss challenges that Virginia voters faced on Election Day, as well as reforms needed to ensure that every eligible voter can cast their ballot at a well-managed polling place that is efficient, modern, and secure. The forum will also include testimonials from Virginia voters.

This event is free and open to the public.

Below are the event details and links to panelist statements.

WHAT: "Lessons from Election Day 2012: Examining the Need for Election Reform"

WHEN: Monday, January 14 from 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

WHERE: The Osprey's at Belmont Bay, 401 Belmont Bay Drive, Woodbridge, Virginia 22191

WHO: Delegate Luke Torian, Virginia House of Delegates, 52nd District

Supervisor Frank Principi , Prince William Board of County Supervisors, Woodbridge District

Keith Scarborough , Prince William County Electoral Board Chair

Nicole M. Austin-Hillery , Director and Counsel, Brennan Center for Justice at New York University School of Law

Tanya Clay House , Director of Public Policy, Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law

Susannah Goodman , Director, National Voting Integrity Campaign, Common Cause

Katie O'Connor , Staff Attorney, The Advancement Project

Jeremy Epstein , Co-Founder, Virginia Verified Voting, and Senior Computer Scientist, SRI International

Reverend Sandra K. James Assistant Pastor, First Mount Zion Baptist Church

Colleen C. Ho Voter , Crystal City, Virginia

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