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.
During the 2012 elections, voters across the country complained of long lines and confusion at the polls, and many have called for reforms to the system since the 2000 presidential race.
According to the White House, the Support the Voter initiative is aimed at identifying “non-partisan ways to shorten lines at polling places, promote the efficient conduct of elections, and provide better access” to the polls.
The 10-member Commission will submit a final report to the President within six months of its first public meeting, which is expected to be 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.”
Grayson is a Republican who now serves as director of the Institute of Politics at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University. He said via Twitter he was honored to be appointed to the 10-member panel.