Miller Statement on the Presidential Commission on Election Administration Report

Jan 22, 2014

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Committee on House Administration Chairman Candice Miller, R-Mich., issued the following statement regarding today’s release of the Presidential Commission on Election Administration report:
 
“I thank the members of the Commission whose six-month study identified ways our state and local election officials can improve the voting process for every American.  Having served as Michigan’s Chief Elections Official as my state’s Secretary of State, I understand the challenges every state faces in ensuring free, fair, open and accurate elections.  I hope these recommendations will assist the states in a useful, effective and non-partisan way to accomplish that important goal.  The administration of elections is inherently a state function so I do not believe that new one-size-fits-all Washington mandates would be of assistance.  It is my firm belief that the primary role for the federal government in election administration is to work with the United States military and state election officials to make certain that the brave Americans that our nation sends overseas to defend our freedom are able to cast their votes.  This has been a focus of the Committee on House Administration and we will continue to work with each stakeholder to make certain our military members are able to exercise their sacred franchise.”
 
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