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Veronica Degraffenreid

Senior Manager of Strategic Partnerships, Elections and Government, Democracy

Veronica Degraffenreid is the Senior Manager of Strategic Partnerships at the Brennan Center for Justice, and formerly served as the Acting Secretary of the Pennsylvania Commonwealth. Previously, Degraffenreid served as Director of Election Operations for the North Carolina State Board of Elections where, for six years, she managed a team of election technology and election program specialists responsible for providing training, support and administrative oversight to North Carolina’s 100 county boards of elections. The program areas under her supervision included voter registration, voting processes, precinct and voting site administration, election event administration and voting systems. She led efforts to modernize North Carolina’s aging statewide voter registration and election management system and developed the state’s first voting systems certification program.

Prior to joining the North Carolina State Board of Elections, Degraffenreid was a Special Litigation Legal Assistant with the North Carolina Department of Justice for nearly 10 years, specializing in redistricting and election-related litigation.

Degraffenreid is a graduate of the University of North Carolina – Chapel Hill with a Bachelor of Arts degree in economics. She is married an