Congratulations to RNLA Leaders on Appointment to EAC Board

The RNLA is proud to congratulate Elliot Berke and John Fogarty on their reappointment to the Board of Advisors for the U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC).

Former RNLA President Elliot Berke and current RNLA Board of Governors member John Fogarty will continue to serve with distinction and provide valuable insight to the EAC.

The EAC is an independent, bipartisan commission charged with developing guidance to meet requirements for the “Help America Vote Act”.

The Help America Vote Act (HAVA) of 2002 was passed by the United States Congress to make sweeping reforms to the nation's voting process. HAVA addresses improvements to voting systems and voter access that were identified following the 2000 election.

HAVA also established the Election Assistance Commission (EAC) to assist the states regarding HAVA compliance and to distribute HAVA funds to the states. EAC is also charged with creating voting system guidelines and operating the federal government's first voting system certification program.

EAC is also responsible for maintaining the National Voter Registration form, conducting research, and administering a national clearinghouse on elections that includes shared practices, information for voters and other resources to improve elections.

It is a great recognition of Berke’s and Fogarty’s respected reputations as outstanding attorneys to be reappointed to the EAC Board of Advisors. We wholeheartedly congratulate and support them in their leadership efforts on the national stage.