The PCEA was a commission asked for by the President to come up with recommendations on how to better run elections.
Yes, I realize I am late to the party but allow me to post on the final report put out by the PCEA which came out in January of this year.
In its report (PDF version here), the PCEA has six key recommendations. In order, they are…
Online registration: The PCEA says the trend towards online voter registration should continue and that states should allow eligible voters to vote and update their registration via the Internet.
Interstate exchange of voter lists: The PCEA recommends that states check their voter registration lists against each other to ensure accuracy.
Expand Election Day: To reduce congestion on Election Day, the PCEA suggests that states expand alternative modes of voting (e.g., vote-by-mail, in-person early voting)
Use Schools as Polling Places: The PCEA recommends that states encourage the use of schools as polling places as those locations can provide the best facilities to conduct elections.
Adopt Resource Allocations Tools: The PCEA links to their own website and to a resource allocation calculator which election officials can use to determine how voting machines and staff that might be needed.
Upcoming Crisis: The PCEA says that within the next decade, many voting machines will have reached their end-of-life and will need to be replaced. The PCEA recommends that the standards and certification process for new voting technology be reformed.
With those six recommendations in mind, my follow-up question is this: Will my home state of Virginia adopt any of these recommendations or is this PCEA report yet another federally created doorstop?