Wednesday, August 14, 2013
Bernalillo County Clerk Maggie Toulouse Oliver testified before the Presidential Commission on Election Administration at a hearing August 8, 2013 in Denver, Colo. Clerk Toulouse Oliver was the only representative from New Mexico who was invited to participate in the commission hearings. The Washington Post had great coverage of the testimony.
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The 10-member Commission was appointed by President Obama after his State of the Union pledge to identify non-partisan ways to shorten lines at polling places, promote the efficient conduct of elections and provide better access to the polls for all voters.
The Commission will submit a final report to the President within six months of its first public meeting, which was held in Washington in June. Headed by Co-Chairs Bob Bauer and Ben Ginsberg, the Commissioners are experts in election administration, policy and procedures, or leaders from customer service-oriented businesses and industry. The Commission is charged with developing recommendations based on the best information available for administrative practices that affords voters the opportunity to cast ballots without undue delay and improves their overall experience.