Liz Howard


Liz Howard serves as Counsel for the Brennan Center’s Democracy Program. Her work focuses on cybersecurity and elections.

Prior to joining the Brennan Center, Ms. Howard served as Deputy Commissioner for the Virginia Department of Elections. During her tenure, she coordinated many election administration modernization projects, including the decertification of all paperless voting systems, implementation of the e-Motor Voter program, and adoption of online, paperless absentee ballot applications. Prior to her appointment, Ms. Howard worked as General Counsel at Rock the Vote, a non-profit organization dedicated to engaging young people in politics. Before Rock the Vote, she worked as a Senior Associate at Sandler Reiff in Washington, DC, where she specialized in election law with a focus on voting rights, campaign finance and post-election disputes.

Ms. Howard earned her J.D. from the William & Mary School of Law in 2009. She received the Alumnus of the Year Award from the William & Mary Election Law Society in 2014.