2021 Elections GeoSummit
Technology, Elections, Relationships

Each year, 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.

This year’s event will be held virtually, on Thursday, December 9, 1 – 5 p.m., ET.


REGISTRATION

Promising to be engaging and insightful, this year's agenda kicks off with a keynote address and group discussion, followed by a panel discussion on the significance of the master address database to election administration, and concludes with a tech forum to share thoughts on the essential components required for enhanced Voter Registration System (VRS) and GIS integration. The day will culminate with a social event ripe for networking and discussion.

We hope you can join us.

Registration is complimentary, but mandatory to attend

KEYNOTE
Neal Kelley

Neal Kelley, Registrar of Voters for Orange County, CA

Neal Kelley is Registrar of Voters for Orange County, California, the fifth largest voting jurisdiction in the United States, serving more than 1.8 million registered voters. 

Kelley has served as the Registrar of Voters since 2005 and has led the office through the largest cycle of elections since Orange County was founded in 1889. In his role as the County’s chief election official, he leads an organization responsible for conducting elections, verifying petitions, and maintaining voter records.

Prior to joining Orange County, Kelley developed and grew several companies of his own, employing hundreds of people from 1989 to 2004. He was also an adjunct professor with Riverside Community College’s Business Administration Department, and served as a police officer in Southern California during the mid 1980's. 

He has been the recipient of numerous state and national awards for election administration and is a past recipient of the “Public Official of the Year” award by the National Association of County Recorders, Election Officials and Clerks (iGO). Kelley was named as one of “OC’s Most 100 Influential” individuals by the Orange County Register in 2016, 2019 and 2020.

Kelley is a former appointee and founding member of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security Election Security Task Force (Government Coordinating Council (GCC), where he helped to oversee the protection of the nation’s election infrastructure. He also serves as a member and past chair of the U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC) Board of Advisors, is a member of the EAC Voting Systems Standards Board and a former member of the EAC Technical Guidelines Development Committee (TGDC). In addition, he served as a member of the 2018 National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine’s Committee on the Future of Voting. 

Kelley has been invited to testify before committees of the U.S. House, the U.S. Civil Rights Commission, the Presidential Commission on Election Administration, several state legislative bodies, and both federal and state courts.

He is the past president of the California Association of Clerks and Election Officials (CACEO) and is the past president for the National Association of County Recorders, Election Officials and Clerks (iGO).  


AGENDA HIGHLIGHTS

  • Keynote panel and group discussion 

  • Panel discussion on the significance of the master address database to election administration

  • Tech Forum - essential components required for enhanced Voter Registration System (VRS) and GIS integration 

Full Agenda COMING SOON!

QUESTIONS?

For all registration and event inquiries, please contact Jamie Chesser, Director of Programs, at [email protected].

Tech help during the event: [email protected]