FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
July 14, 2010
Secretary Rokita applauds board’s decision on selecting King as
Vice Chairman of the US Election Assistance Commission Standards Board
INDIANAPOLIS – Secretary of State Todd Rokita applauds the recent decision by the U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC) Standards Board in selecting Indiana Election Division Co-Director Brad King to serve as the board’s Vice Chairman. Secretary Rokita believes King will bring extensive knowledge and considerable expertise to the commission.
“Having worked with Brad for many years, I know him to be among the nation’s foremost experts when it comes to election administration,” Secretary Rokita said. “Our state, and now our nation, is fortunate and wise to have him in such an important leadership position.”
Established in 2002 by the Help America Vote Act (HAVA), the EAC serves as an independent, bipartisan commission responsible for developing guidelines to meet HAVA requirements. Additionally, HAVA designates the Standards Board to assist the EAC in adopting voluntary voting system rules, certifying voting equipment and accrediting voting system laboratories.
King currently serves as secretary on the Standards Board. In addition to serving on the board, King is the Co-Director of the Indiana Election Division, which is responsible for providing information regarding the election process, campaign finance, voter registration, absentee voting and for performing other duties in state election administration. Also, King serves as the vice president of the National Association of State Election Directors (NASED). NASED’s duties include providing state and federal officials with best practices and ideas to improve the administration of elections.
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