Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity

On May 11, 2017, President Donald J. Trump signed an Executive Order establishing the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity. Vice President Mike Pence chairs the Commission, and Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach serves as the vice chair.

Any member of the public wishing to submit written comments for the Commission’s consideration may do so via email at ElectionIntegrityStaff@ovp.eop.gov. Please note that the Commission may post such written comments publicly on our website, including names and contact information that are submitted.

Please check back regularly for further updates regarding the Commission and its future meetings and agendas.

Statements & Releases

May 2017

  • President Announces Formation of Bipartisan Presidential Commission on Election Integrity (5/11/2017)

June 2017

  • Readout of the Vice President’s Call with the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity (6/28/2017)

July 2017

  • Statement from Kris Kobach, Kansas Secretary of State and Vice Chair of the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity (7/05/2017)
  • Remarks by President Trump and Vice President Pence at the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity Meeting (7/19/2017)
  • Remarks by Vice President Pence and Elected Officials at the First Meeting of the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity (7/19/2017)

AUGUST 2017

  • Announcement of September 12, 2017 Meeting in New Hampshire (8/24//2017)

Commission Members

  • Vice President Mike Pence, Chair
  • Kris Kobach, Secretary of State of Kansas, Vice-Chair
  • Connie Lawson, Secretary of State of Indiana
  • Bill Gardner, Secretary of State of New Hampshire
  • Matthew Dunlap, Secretary of State of Maine
  • Ken Blackwell, Former Secretary of State of Ohio
  • Christy McCormick, Commissioner, Election Assistance Commission
  • David Dunn, Former Arkansas State Representative
  • Mark Rhodes, Clerk of Wood County, West Virginia
  • Hans von Spakovsky, Senior Legal Fellow and Manager of Election Law Reform Initiative, Edwin Meese Center for Legal & Judicial Studies, The Heritage Foundation
  • J. Christian Adams, President and General Counsel, Public Interest Legal Foundation
  • Alan King, Probate Judge, Jefferson County, Alabama

Meetings

Meeting Notice for September 12, 2017 Meeting

Press Credentials for September 12, 2017 Meeting in New Hampshire

To request Press credentials for the September 12, 2017 meeting of the President’s Advisory Commission on Election Integrity at the New Hampshire Institute of Politics (NHIOP) at Saint Anselm College, Please submit the form at this link: http://www.anselm.edu/Academics/Institutes-Centers-and-the-Arts/NH-Institute-of-Politics/Election-Integrity-Request-for-Press-Credentials.htm. Due to limited physical space, the NHIOP will do its best to accommodate all requests, however a request for credentials does not guarantee approval of credentials.

The Advisory Commission’s meeting will be livestreamed for remote viewing as well as at the NHIOP. Journalists’ assignments within the NHIOP, including potential access to the Advisory Commission meeting room, will be determined upon a final configuration of table, seating and equipment requirements for Commission members, panelists, witnesses and elected officials.

You will be notified of approval prior to the event along with additional instruction for directions, parking, etc.

Commission Documents

  • Commission Charter
  • Federal Register Notice – Meeting Announcement
  • Meeting Agenda
  • Revised Meeting Agenda
  • Meeting Materials
  • Public Documents

Any member of the public wishing to submit written comments for the Commission’s consideration may do so via email at ElectionIntegrityStaff@ovp.eop.gov. Please note that the Commission may post such written comments publicly on our website, including names and contact information that are submitted.

Please check back soon for further updates regarding the Commission and its future meetings and agendas.

Mission

Pursuant to Executive Order 13799, the Commission shall, consistent with applicable law, study the registration and voting processes used in Federal elections. The Commission shall be solely advisory and shall submit a report to the President that identifies the following:

(a) those laws, rules, policies, activities, strategies, and practices that enhance the American people's confidence in the integrity of the voting processes used in Federal elections;

(b) those laws, rules, policies, activities, strategies, and practices that undermine the American people's confidence in the integrity of the voting processes used in Federal elections; and

(c) those vulnerabilities in voting systems and practices used for Federal elections that could lead to improper voter registrations and improper voting, including fraudulent voter registrations and fraudulent voting.

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