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High Turnout Wide Margins
27 minutes | Jul 27, 2022
S2E8 - High Turnout Wide Margins Goes Global: The Belarusian Democratic Movement with “Election Commissioner-in-waiting” Alexander Shlyk
In June, hosts Brianna Lennon and Eric Fey, along with Managing Editor Rebecca Smith, traveled to Central and Eastern Europe to learn more about election administration in democracies overseas. In this episode, they speak with Alexander Shlyk, the Special Representative on Elections for Sviatlana Tsikhanouskaya and the former head of the Elections Department of OSCE ODIHR, or the Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights of the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe Tsikhanouskaya is the leader of the leader of the Belarusian democratic movement who many believe truly won the 2020 election against President Alexander Lukashenko. Shlyk is currently living in exile as one of the 16 people working for Tsikhanouskaya, and he’s working to prepare the legislative and practical framework for democratic elections in Belarus – which he believes will inevitably happen.
26 minutes | Jul 20, 2022
S2E7 - HTWM Global Edition: Bosnia & Herzegovina with Dr. Irena Hadžiabdić
In June, hosts Brianna Lennon and Eric Fey, along with Managing Editor Rebecca Smith, traveled to Central and Eastern Europe to learn more about election administration in democracies overseas. In this episode, they speak with Dr. Irena Hadžiabdić with the Bosnia and Herzegovina Central Election Commission about the state of democratic collaboration in Eastern and Central Europe, as well as some of the challenges like disinformation and harassment of female election officials that Bosnia and Herzegovina is facing. You can find the election e-portal for citizens living abroad that Dr. Hadžiabdić mentions at https://eizbori.izbori.ba/.
25 minutes | Jun 29, 2022
S2E6 - Colorado's Election System with Judd Choate
In this episode, hosts Eric Fey and Brianna Lennon speak with Judd Choate, the Director of the Division of Elections for the Colorado Department of State about the voter-centric election system in the state – a nearly all vote-by-mail model. In 2013, Colorado passed “The Voter Access and Modernized Elections Act of 2013,” which requires ballots to be mailed to every registered voter for most elections.
26 minutes | Jun 16, 2022
S2E5 - Tale of Two Election Jurisdictions, Part 2: Los Angeles County with Dean Logan
In the second of a two-part exploration, hosts Brianna Lennon and Eric Fey take a look at resource allocation and how that differs between cities of different sizes. In this episode, they speak with Dean Logan, the Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk of Los Angeles about funding and what it is like to oversee the “most complex county election jurisdiction in the Country” with 5.2 million registered voters. High Turnout, Wide Margins Credits: Managing Editor: Rebecca Smith Managing Producer: Aaron Hay Associate Producers: Katie Quinn, Abigail Ruhman
25 minutes | Jun 1, 2022
S2E4 - Tale of Two Election Jurisdictions, Part 1: East St. Louis Board of Elections with Kandrise Mosby and Joe Lewis
In the first of a two-part exploration, hosts Brianna Lennon and Eric Fey take a look at resource allocation and how that differs between cities of different sizes. In this episode, they speak with Kandrise Mosby and Joe Lewis with the East St. Louis Board of Elections about funding and how elections that feel like family reunions can overcome challenges and obstacles.
27 minutes | May 19, 2022
S2E3 - The US Alliance for Election Excellence with Whitney May
In this episode, hosts Brianna Lennon and Eric Fey speak with Whitney May, the Director of Government Services at the Center for Tech and Civic Life about the recently announced US Alliance for Election Excellence. This is a “nonpartisan collaborative of election officials, technologists, designers and other experts, working across all 50 states to improve the performance of systems serving 240 million voters.” You can learn more about the US Alliance for Election Excellence by listening to the TED Talk, “An election redesign to restore trust in US democracy” given by Tiana Epps-Johnson, the founder and executive director of the Center for Tech and Civic Life https://www.ted.com/talks/tiana_epps_johnson_an_election_redesign_to_restore_trust_in_us_democracy
24 minutes | Apr 27, 2022
S2E2 - Crisis Management, Part 2: Maricopa County with Stephen Richer
In the second of their two-part exploration on crisis management in local elections, Brianna Lennon and Eric Fey spoke with Stephen Richer from Maricopa County, Arizona. Maricopa County was the national center of attention following the 2020 election for its multiple recounts.
26 minutes | Apr 20, 2022
S2E1 - Crisis Management, Part 1: Bill Cowles and Megan Wolfe
In the first of a two-part exploration, hosts Brianna Lennon and Eric Fey take a look at crisis management in local elections. They speak with Bill Cowles from Orange County, Florida, who lived through the 2000 Florida election, and Megan Wolfe, the Wisconsin elections commission administrator, whose position was brought to center stage following the 2020 election.
11 minutes | Dec 31, 2021
#60 2021 Wrap Up & What to Expect in 2022
Brianna and Eric recap 2021 and share what's to come in 2022.
33 minutes | Dec 20, 2021
#59 Avoiding Homesteading with Scott Konopasek
Scott Konopasek, General Registrar and Director of Elections for Fairfax County, VA, joins Brianna and Eric for a conversation about his election administration career that's taken him all across the country, why he came out of retirement, and advice for new election administrators.
40 minutes | Dec 8, 2021
#58 Election Journalism with Jessica Huseman
Jessica Huseman (VoteBeat) joins Brianna and Eric for a conversation about county clerks and journalists, including advice on communicating open records requests, interacting with journalists, and getting out good information for voters.
27 minutes | Nov 24, 2021
#57 Travis County, Texas and Dana DeBeauvoir
Dana DeBeauvoir joins Brianna and Eric for a conversation about her 30+ year career as the Travis County, Texas Clerk.
37 minutes | Nov 17, 2021
#56 NYC Board of Elections with Derek Tisler
Derek Tisler joins Brianna and Eric for a conversation about the Brennan Center's recommendations to improve the New York City Board of Elections (https://www.brennancenter.org/our-work/policy-solutions/how-fix-new-york-city-board-elections).
29 minutes | Nov 12, 2021
#55 EAVS Data and CISA Resources with David Kuennen
David Kuennen (CISA) joins Brianna and Eric for a conversation about EAVS data and cybersecurity resources.
33 minutes | Nov 3, 2021
#54 Town Meetings with Grace Bannasch
Grace Bannasch, town clerk for Shutesbury, MA, joins Brianna and Eric for a conversation about serving small towns, Town Meeting, and their 1934 ballot box.
41 minutes | Oct 27, 2021
#53 A Fresh Look at Elections Administration with Gabriella Cázares-Kelly
Gabriella Cázares-Kelly, Pima County, AZ Recorder (and the first! Indigenous woman to hold office in Pima County), joins Brianna and Eric for a conversation about her new tenure as an elections official and her vision for voting in Arizona.
31 minutes | Oct 20, 2021
#52 Chicago Elections with Lance Gough
Lance Gough, former executive director of the Chicago Board of Elections, joins Brianna and Eric for a conversation about elections in Chicago and what's changed over his 40+ year career.
30 minutes | Oct 13, 2021
#51 Elections in Canada with Stephanie Plante
Stephanie Plante (Elections Canada consultant) joins Brianna and Eric for a conversation about voting and elections administration in Canada in the context of the September 2021 federal election.
20 minutes | Oct 6, 2021
#50 A Very Special 50th Episode
Ben Hovland (EAC Commissioner & alum of the Missouri Secretary of State's Office) flips the script for this special 50th episode and interviews Brianna and Eric about lessons learned and what to expect in future episodes.
29 minutes | Sep 30, 2021
#49 Swedish Elections with Bill Werngren
Bill Werngren (Director, City of Gothenburg, Sweden) joins Brianna and Eric for a conversation about Gothenburg's internationally-recognized youth election, his experience as part of the International Association of Government Officials, and the Swedish elections system.
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