Welcome to the Faith in Elections Podcast. We're here from the Committee on House Administration to talk about the importance of election security and what safeguards states have in place to ensure their integrity.
How the Federal Election Commission Works and Its Role and Impact on Free Speech
In this episode, Ranking Member Rodney Davis of Illinois is joined by Allen Dickerson, Chair of the Federal Election Commission, Lee Goodman, a former Federal Elections Chair and Commissioner, and Bradley A. Smith, Chairman and Founder of the Institute for Free Speech and a former Chair and Commissioner on the Federal Election Commission. During this episode, this panel of current and former FEC commissioners provides an overview of the FEC’s structure, duties, and role in ensuring the enforcement of campaign finance law.
The Fundamentals of Campaign Finance
In this episode, Ranking Member Rodney Davis of Illinois is joined by Joy Lee, General Counsel for the Republican State Leadership Committee, Caroline Hunter, former chair of the Federal Elections Commission, and Chris Winkelman, partner at Holtzman Vogel and former General Counsel to the National Republican Congressional Committee, to discuss the fundamentals of campaign finance laws, the Federal Election Commission, the different ways political speech is expressed and funded, and the threat to free speech posed by H.R. 1.
Understanding the Different Types of Equipment Used to Facilitate Elections and the Security Measures to Protect Them
In this episode, Ranking Member Rodney Davis of Illinois is joined by Chris Anderson, the Supervisor of Elections for Seminole County, Aaron Ockerman, president of Ockerman Consulting, and EAC Commissioner Christy McCormick, of the US Election Assistance Commission. They will discuss the different types of equipment utilized in the facilitation of elections, as well as the protocols and security measures this equipment undergoes for certification and while in use.
Behind the Scenes of How an Election is Run from Start to Finish
In the inaugural episode, Ranking Member Rodney Davis of Illinois speaks with Nick LaLota, the Chief of Staff for the Suffolk County Legislature in New York, and Terry Burton, director of the Board of Elections in Wood County, Ohio, to give listeners a behind the scenes look at how elections are run, and what is done to ensure their safety and integrity.
Love this podcast, what a great topic!