Supervisor of elections to speak at federal elections summit

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SRQ DAILY FRIDAY WEEKEND EDITION FRIDAY JAN 10, 2020

Sarasota County Supervisor of Elections Ron Turner has been invited by the U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC) in Washington, D.C. to participate in a panel discussion next week on issues faced by national elections officials related to poll workers and other election day challenges. The commission’s 2020 Elections Summit, which will highlight important issues facing state and local elections officials as they prepare for the 2020 primaries and general elections, is scheduled for Tuesday, January 14 at the Washington-based National Press Club. 

The all-day event will bring together state and local election officials, representatives from federal agencies that support elections, and other key election stakeholders to discuss election security and combatting foreign interference in elections, preparing for high voter turnout, ensuring access for voters with disabilities and limited English proficiency, and effective poll worker recruiting and training. The EAC will convene a total of four panels to address various aspects of election administration. Turner will participate in the panel discussion on challenges faced by election officials related to implementing election policy change at the ground level, deploying election poll books and new voting equipment, and supporting poll workers to ensure accessibility in the polling place.

The summit will be livestreamed on www.eac.gov

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