Bipartisan Voting Commission Can Bring Elections into 21st Century

May 21, 2013

Today, President Barack Obama announced the members of his bipartisan commission to improve voting. The Brennan Center for Justice released the following statement from Democracy Program Director Wendy Weiser:

“We are delighted the president’s voting commission will soon be up and running. The commission will spotlight the urgent need to improve our election system to ensure it works well for all eligible Americans. We urge the commission to recommend bold solutions to modernize voting. America needs to upgrade how we register voters, when we vote, and how we manage polling places. We hope this will be a great step forward to improve the way America runs elections and ensure the system is free, fair, and accessible.”

This year, the Brennan Center released a three-part plan to fix long lines at the polls. Also read our Voter Registration Modernization proposal.

For more information, or to set up an interview with one of the Center’s voting experts, please contact Erik Opsal at or 646-292-8356.