NSGIC announces keynote speaker Meagan Wolfe at first-ever Elections GeoSummit, August 14, Washington, DC

July 2, 2019, New Orleans, LA -- National States Geographic Information Council (NSGIC) has announced Meagan Wolfe, Administrator, Wisconsin Elections Commission, will be the keynote speaker at the Elections GeoSummit, on August 14, 2019, in Washington, DC.

The Elections GeoSummit brings together the nation’s leaders in elections management and geographic information systems (GIS) to share leading-edge findings and craft best practices to enhance election systems through 2020 and beyond. The event represents the culmination of NSGIC’s two-year Geo-Enabled Elections project, and features agenda highlights including learnings and best practices from states working to integrate GIS in Elections.

“Leveraging GIS in our electoral systems increases accuracy and efficiency in elections,” says Molly Schar, NSGIC Executive Director. “It ensures every voter has a chance to vote in the right electoral contests. It also makes election management systems easier to update as our physical environment changes through new development, or after the redrawing of boundaries, as occurs through re-districting,” she adds.

Wisconsin is one of the leaders nationwide in geo-enabled elections, after a conversion process that started in 2011, against the backdrop of the 2010 census and the upcoming re-districting process at that time.

Meagan Wolfe is the Administrator of the Wisconsin Elections Commission and serves as the Chief Election Official for the State of Wisconsin. Meagan was appointed by the bi-partisan, six-member Commission in February of 2018. The Wisconsin State Senate then unanimously confirmed her appointment in May 2019.

The Geo-Enabled Elections project, phase one, runs from October 1, 2017 to September 30, 2019, with the aim to help strengthen electoral systems by supporting states in the adoption of GIS. Concretely, this means encouraging state governments to replace non-spatial ‘address file’ systems with election precinct and voter data in a GIS format, leveraging that format’s inherent visual and analytical advantages.

The Elections GeoSummit will be held at The Eaton, 1201 K St, NW, Washington, DC, 20005 on August 14, 2019. Registration is required. Press passes are available.

To learn more about the Geo-Enabled Elections project, please visit https://elections.nsgic.org.



Contact:

GeoSummit
Molly Schar
Email Contact




Review Article Be the first to review this article


Featured Video
Jobs
Geographic Information Systems Technician for County of San Diego at San Diego, California
Project Coordinator (Utility Coordination Team) for City of Austin at Austin, Texas
Geographic Info Specialist II for Texas Department of Transportation at Austin, Texas
(GIS) Analyst III - Aviation Division for Texas Department of Transportation at Austin, Texas
Geographical Information Systems (GIS) Technician for Seacoast Utility Authority at Palm Beach Gardens, Florida
Sr. Product Design Engineer for Clarus at Fort Worth, Texas
Upcoming Events
Future of Mining Americas 2019 at Aldgate Tower, 2 Leman Street 2 Leman Street London United Kingdom - Oct 21 - 22, 2019
URISA GIS Leadership Academy at Phoenix AZ - Oct 21 - 25, 2019
SGEM Florence 2019 at Palazzo Borghese, Via Ghibellina 110, 50122 Florence, Italy Florence Italy - Oct 22 - 25, 2019
University of Denver GIS Masters Degree Online
Bentley: Livestream from Singapore
UAV Expo2019 -Register   & save



Internet Business Systems © 2019 Internet Business Systems, Inc.
25 North 14th Steet, Suite 710, San Jose, CA 95112
+1 (408) 882-6554 — Contact Us, or visit our other sites:
AECCafe - Architectural Design and Engineering EDACafe - Electronic Design Automation TechJobsCafe - Technical Jobs and Resumes  MCADCafe - Mechanical Design and Engineering ShareCG - Share Computer Graphic (CG) Animation, 3D Art and 3D Models
  Privacy PolicyAdvertise