Study Group: Elections 2018 Through the Practitioner’s Lens


Tuesday, September 11, 2018, 4:30pm to 6:00pm


Ash Center, 124 Mount Auburn St., Floor 2, Room 226

Join Miles Rapoport, Senior Practice Fellow in American Democracy, for the first session of a study group titled, "Elections 2018 Through the Practitioner’s Lens." 

Elections 2018 Through the Practitioner’s Lens

The 2018 elections will not just be a question of who wins and who loses; they will be a stress test of America’s democratic processes. Issues of election safety, voting access, the new wild west of campaign finance, and redistricting will have major impact for the future.  This Study Group will feature experienced practitioners-- people and organizations fighting for secure, inclusive, and fair elections-- who will share their perspectives and their work.

Session One- Elections 2018:  How Safe, How Ready?

Fear of continued Russian intervention has dominated discussions, but multiple issues are involved in assuring the accuracy and professionalism of our election system. Where do we stand on all of it? What is being done? Denise Merrill, Secretary of the State, Connecticut; and David Becker, Executive Director, Center for Election Innovation and Research, will join this meeting to discuss. 

Light refreshments will be served. 

Study Group Schedule

All study group sessions will be held from 4:30-6:00 PM at the Ash Center in Room 226

  • 10/2, Session Two—Voter Suppression, Voter Expansion: Who’s Winning? 
  • 10/9, Session Three—Money, Dark Money, and the 2018 Elections
  • 11/13, Session Four—The Week After:  The New Landscape for Reform
  • 11/27, Session Five—2020 Straight Ahead:  Race, the Census, and Redistricting
  • 12/4, Session Six—Cutting Edge Reforms for the Future