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Co-hosts Brianna Lennon, county clerk in Boone County, Missouri and Eric Fey, director of elections in St. Louis County, Missouri, talk to subject-matter elections experts and local election administrators to ask the questions that are most meaningful to their work and talk with colleagues about how to best approach issues like voter education, cybersecurity, and integrity.

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Co-hosts Brianna Lennon, county clerk in Boone County, Missouri and Eric Fey, director of elections in St. Louis County, Missouri, talk to subject-matter elections experts and local election administrators to ask the questions that are most meaningful to their work and talk with colleagues about how to best approach issues like voter education, cybersecurity, and integrity.

    S3E16 - Professionalizing the Election Field One OREO at a Time with Ohio’s Aaron Ockerman

    S3E16 - Professionalizing the Election Field One OREO at a Time with Ohio’s Aaron Ockerman

    The High Turnout Wide Margins team recently traveled to Portland, Oregon, for a special workshop on State Associations hosted by the Election Center. While there, we were able to have face-to-face conversations with people working in elections across the country.

    In this episode, hosts Eric Fey and Brianna Lennon speak with Aaron Ockerman, the Executive Director of the Ohio Association of Election Officials.

    They spoke about the importance – and power – of state associations, how having a non-election administrator in charge can strengthen an association, as well as the role a state association can play in better preparing election officials, both old and new, for the increasingly complex nature of their jobs.

    • 27 min
    S3E15 – Investment, Representation and Reflection in North Carolina with Derek Bowens in Durham County, NC

    S3E15 – Investment, Representation and Reflection in North Carolina with Derek Bowens in Durham County, NC

    In this episode, hosts Eric Fey and Brianna Lennon speak with Derek Bowens, the Elections Director in Durham County, North Carolina. 

    They spoke about crafting narratives to help election administrators share and showcase the need for local investment in elections and about the importance of having election administrators that represent and reflect the voters they serve.

    • 27 min
    S3E14 - A behind-the-scenes look of the private election industry with Matthew Fitch

    S3E14 - A behind-the-scenes look of the private election industry with Matthew Fitch

    In this episode, hosts Eric Fey and Brianna Lennon speak with Matthew Fitch. He’s the owner of Merriman River Group, a private election firm that works with organizations such as labor unions and, recently, the Missouri Democratic Party for the presidential preference primary.
    They spoke about how one manages a private election, including preparation for the ballot box, technology trends, and creating trust with voters.

    • 27 min
    S3E13 - Exploring a Victorian Election System with the UK Association of Electoral Administrators’ Peter Stanyon

    S3E13 - Exploring a Victorian Election System with the UK Association of Electoral Administrators’ Peter Stanyon

    In this episode, hosts Eric Fey and Brianna Lennon speak with Peter Stanyon. He’s the Chief Executive for the Association of Election Administrators, or AEA, in the United Kingdom. 

    They spoke about the complexities of the UK's election system with its limited time frame for some elections, changes in voter ID law, and the challenges of adding modernization on top of a system originally designed in the 1800s.

    • 28 min
    S3E12 - Putting the Face in… Personalizing the Need for Congressional Elections Funding with Issue One’s Gideon Cohn-Postar

    S3E12 - Putting the Face in… Personalizing the Need for Congressional Elections Funding with Issue One’s Gideon Cohn-Postar

    In this episode, hosts Eric Fey and Brianna Lennon speak with Gideon Cohn-Postar. He’s the Legislative Director from Issue One, an organization that advocates for cross partisan political reform at the Congressional level – on issues such as social media reform, protecting the safety of election officials and consistent federal funding for elections throughout the country.

    They spoke a little about the current status of congressional funding for elections, as well as how projects, like “Faces of Democracy,” can help personalize these issues for members of Congress. 

    To learn more about and read previous “Faces of Democracy articles,” visit https://issueone.org/projects/facesofdemocracy/.

    • 26 min
    S3E11 - Laying it on the electionline: covering local election news with Mindy Moretti

    S3E11 - Laying it on the electionline: covering local election news with Mindy Moretti

    In this episode, hosts Eric Fey and Brianna Lennon speak with Mindy Moretti, the editor-in-chief of electionline, a news source and aggregator for local election administrators that sends out a daily newsletter on all things election news.

    They spoke about how electionline has evolved over time, what it takes for Moretti to curate it each morning, and a very special partnership that’s coming soon.

    You can learn more about electionline and sign up for the daily newsletter at https://electionline.org/

    • 27 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
34 Ratings

34 Ratings

epptx ,

A welcome addition, on an important topic

I’m grateful to Brianna Lennon and Eric Fey for having the foresight to start a podcast on the topic of election administration. Indeed, it’s such a natural that I’m left wondering, “Why the heck hasn’t someone thought of this before?” The production quality in their inaugural episode is solid, and I think it should be really valuable to have this platform for information sharing amongst election administrators. I look forward to future episodes!

GooGoGuy ,

Thanks for starting this

I look forward to future episodes

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