2020 was a year like no other. COVID-19 caused a health care crisis, a rocky economy—and seismic changes in how elections are run in the United States.
Now’s the time for a look back on the 2020 elections processes, from the presidential primaries through the state primaries and on to the general election. What changed, what issues came to the forefront because of those changes, and what can state legislators and election officials glean from 2020 to make elections in 2022 and beyond even better?
Please join us as we explore these questions with a panel of policymakers and election administrators. This event is co-hosted by the National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) and the Certificate in Election Administration (CEA) program at the University of Minnesota’s Humphrey School of Public Affairs.
- Keesha Gaskins-Nathan, Program Director, Democratic Practice–United States, Rockefeller Brothers Fund
- Mark Goins, Coordinator of Elections, Division of Elections, Tennessee Secretary of State’s Office
- Senator Daniel Ivey-Soto, D-NM
- Tammy Patrick, Senior Advisor, Elections, Democracy Fund
- Senator Greg Walker, R-IN
Moderated by Wendy Underhill, Director of Elections and Redistricting at NCSL.