I’m pleased to announce that The Ohio State University’s Moritz College of Law will host a conference on Friday, May 18, 2012 to commemorate the 10th Anniversary of the Help America Vote Act of 2002, with papers to be published in Election Law Journal. It will feature a terrific lineup of speakers, including lawyers and law profs (Doug Chapin, Terri L. Enns, Heather Gerken, Ned Foley, Rick Hasen, Steven F. Huefner, and Dan Tokaji) political scientists (Paul Gronke, Thad Hall, David Kimball, Martha Kropf, Charles Stewart III), former EAC Commissioners (Donetta Davidson and Ray Martinez III), and election officials (Jon Husted, Matthew Damschroder). From the conference website:
The Help America Vote Act of 2002 (HAVA) became law 10 years ago. To commemorate this occasion and discuss how American election administration has changed over the past decade, The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law’s Election Law @ Moritz program, its Legislation Clinic, and Election Law Journal, are co-sponsoring a conference, “HAVA @ 10.”
The Moritz College of Law will host the conference in downtown Columbus, Ohio, on May 18, 2012, with papers from the conference to be published in Election Law Journal. The conference will bring together a group of national experts, including election officials, elected officials, political scientists, legal scholars, and lawyers. Topics will include laws regarding voter registration, voting technologies, the future of the U.S. Election Assistance Commission, the division of authority among federal, state, and local entities, and election administration issues that HAVA has not addressed. Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted, former Speaker of the Ohio House of Representatives, will be the keynote lunch speaker.