GovOp: Board of Elections’ Preparations for the April 23, 2013 Special Election

Tuesday, March 26, 2013


Room 120

Hearing Video

On March 26, 2013, Councilmember Kenyan R. McDuffie, Chairperson of the Committee on Government Operations, will convene a public oversight roundtable on the Board of Elections’ preparations for the April 23, 2013 Special Election. This public hearing will be held in Room 120 of the John A. Wilson Building, 1350 Pennsylvania Ave, NW at 10:00 AM.
This Public Roundtable will include a review of topics such as staffing, polling place worker training, technology improvements, facilities preparation, public outreach efforts, voter database management, and the estimated cost of the special election.

The Committee invites the public to testify or to submit written testimony, which will be made a part of the official record. Anyone wishing to testify at the hearing should contact Mr. Ronan Gulstone, Committee Director at (202) 724-8028, or via e-mail at, and provide their name, address, telephone number, organizational affiliation and title (if any) by close of business March 25, 2013.  Representatives of organizations will be allowed a maximum of five (5) minutes for oral presentation and individuals will be allowed a maximum of three (3) minutes for oral presentation. Witnesses should bring 10 copies of their written testimony and if possible submit a copy of their testimony electronically to

If you are unable to testify at the hearing, written statements are encouraged and will be made a part of the official record.  Copies of written statements should be submitted either to the Committee, or to Ms. Nyasha Smith, Secretary to the Council, 1350 Pennsylvania Avenue, N.W., Suite 5, Washington, D.C. 20004.  The record will close at the end of the business day on April 10, 2013.