Skip to Main Content


Election Data Summit Coming to Philadelphia

Back to news
Jun 27, 2018

EAC, PA Department of State to Host Experts to Examine Election Data Usage

Philadelphia – The U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC) and Pennsylvania Department of State will host an Election Data Summit at the Community College of Philadelphia from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. on Thursday, July 12, 2018. This unique summit will bring together some of the nation's most respected election data experts to examine ways election officials are using data to improve election processes and inform decision making.

Each of the summit's four panels will focus on a distinct aspect of the election cycle and explore different sources for election data, including voter registration databases, electronic poll books, line management tools, voting equipment, and post-election audits. This event will take place just four months prior to the midterm election and four months after Congress allocated $380 million in new funding to states to improve the administration of elections for Federal office. Those funds are administered by the EAC.

The Data Summit will be held prior to the National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS) and National Association of State Election Directors (NASED) summer conferences in Philadelphia.

This event is free and open to members of both the public and press. To secure space, reporters are encouraged to RSVP here. To request additional information or interviews with specific panelists, please contact Brenda Bowser Soder at 202-897-9285 or

WHAT:         Election Data Summit hosted by the U.S. Election Assistance Commission and the Pennsylvania Department of State

WHERE:       Community College of Philadelphia

     1700 Spring Garden Street, Philadelphia, Pa.

WHEN:        Thursday, July 12, 2018

    Doors open at 8:30 a.m., program runs 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.

WHO:            View the Draft Agenda Here

RSVP:             Register Here or

Contact Brenda Bowser Soder at, 202-897-9285    

# # #

The U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC) was established by the Help America Vote Act of 2002 (HAVA). It is an independent, bipartisan commission charged with ensuring secure, accurate and accessible elections by developing guidance to meet HAVA requirements, adopting voluntary voting system guidelines, and serving as a national clearinghouse of information on election administration. EAC also accredits testing laboratories and certifies voting systems, as well as administers the use of HAVA funds. For more information, visit

Contact: Brenda Bowser Soder
Phone: 202-897-9285