What actions is the current administration using to suppress voting rights? How can you help increase voter turn out? Find out solutions, ask questions, and learn more as EAC Commissioner Tom Hicks speaks about voting rights in the U.S. and answers your questions and concerns, on Friday, August 18 at 2pm EDT.
- The Election Assistance Commission (EAC) - history, funding levels and outlook
- EAC’s work in 2016 and 2017 for overseas voters
- Critical infrastructure
About our speaker:
Tom Hicks is the Vice Chair of the Election Assistance Commission. Prior to his appointment with the EAC, Commissioner Hicks served as a Senior Elections Counsel and Minority Elections Counsel on the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on House Administration, a position he held from 2003 to 2014. In this role Mr. Hicks was responsible for issues relating to campaign finance, election reform, contested elections and oversight of both the Election Assistance Commission and Federal Election Commission. His primary responsibility was advising and providing guidance to the committee members and caucus on election issues. Mr. Hicks has talked with Americans in every state about their voting experiences. In addition, he has worked with state and local election officials across America to address critical election concerns.