Presidential Commission on Election Administration http://wfpl.org en President Obama's Election Commission to Hold Public Meeting in Louisville http://wfpl.org/post/president-obamas-election-commission-hold-public-meeting-louisville <p>President Barack Obama's commission to improve the voting experience in U.S. elections will hold its first public meeting with officials in Louisville this week.</p><p>The <a href="http://www.supportthevoter.gov/">Presidential Commission on Election Administration</a> was formed this past March in response to a chorus of voters who complained of long waiting periods and confusion during the 2012 election.</p><p>An investigation of better election practices will be conducted by the group, and a report will be submitted to the president this fall.</p><p>The commission is set to hold four nationwide hearings on improving U.S. elections, but will convene in downtown Louisville this Saturday at the <a href="http://www.iacreot.com/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageid=1">International Association of Clerks, Recorders, Election Officials and Treasurers's</a> annual conference.</p><p>Former Kentucky Secretary of State Trey Grayson was appointed to the 10-member commission. He says meeting with local officials who work with voters directly is important to any overhaul nationally.</p><p>"The local election administrators are the front lines of elections," he says. "We can't accomplish the task we've been assigned by the president without talking to these local administrators. They're dealing with the budget cuts and difficulty with recruiting poll workers, and the biggest task for us is to try to reduce the line issue. And they're the ones who have to battle that the most." Mon, 24 Jun 2013 18:49:09 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 5886 at http://wfpl.org President Obama's Election Commission to Hold Public Meeting in Louisville Trey Grayson Appointed to Presidential Election Commission http://wfpl.org/post/trey-grayson-appointed-presidential-election-commission <p>Former Kentucky Secretary of State Trey Grayson has been appointed to President Obama's commission to improve U.S. elections, which was first introduced at this year's State of the Union address.</p><p>During the 2012 elections, voters across the country <a href="http://www.politico.com/news/stories/1112/83401.html">complained of long lines and confusion</a> at the polls, and many have called for reforms to the system since the 2000 presidential race.</p> Tue, 21 May 2013 22:12:54 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 5493 at http://wfpl.org Trey Grayson Appointed to Presidential Election Commission