Letter from Our Chair, Estelle Rogers
Another federal election is upon us, but the business of running elections is a year-round enterprise. The ABA Standing Committee on Election Law works all year, every year, to improve the administration of elections by compiling best practices, proposing ABA policies, and disseminating the results of our work to election officials nationwide.
The Committee is, by design, a bipartisan group and operates by consensus. Our members are united in their commitment to the rule of law and to a fair and inclusive democratic process. Recent elections have shown that, despite more than two centuries of American elections, there is plenty of room for improvement. The goal of full participation, for example, has proven elusive. Voter education is a crucial component of our work, as is the role of lawyers in ensuring an engaged and informed electorate.
Our advocacy has supported many expansions of the electorate—the District of Columbia, U.S. Territories, and the homeless, among others--and many methods to make registration and voting easier. New ideas are always welcome.
If you would like to learn more about our work or join us at our meetings at the ABA Midyear and Annual Meetings, please contact our Staff Liaison, Sharon Terrill, at Sharon.email@example.com