Establishment of the Presidential Commission on Election Administration, 19979-19980 [2013-07837]

Download as PDF 19979 Presidential Documents Federal Register Vol. 78, No. 64 Wednesday, April 3, 2013 Title 3— Executive Order 13639 of March 28, 2013 The President Establishment of the Presidential Commission on Election Administration By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, and in order to promote the efficient administration of Federal elections and to improve the experience of all voters, it is hereby ordered as follows: Section 1. Establishment. There is established the Presidential Commission on Election Administration (Commission). Sec. 2. Membership. (a) The Commission shall be composed of not more than nine members appointed by the President. The members shall be drawn from among distinguished individuals with knowledge about or experience in the administration of State or local elections, as well as representatives of successful customer service-oriented businesses, and any other individuals with knowledge or experience determined by the President to be of value to the Commission. (b) The President shall designate two members of the Commission to serve as Co-Chairs. Sec. 3. Mission. (a) The Commission shall identify best practices and otherwise make recommendations to promote the efficient administration of elections in order to ensure that all eligible voters have the opportunity to cast their ballots without undue delay, and to improve the experience of voters facing other obstacles in casting their ballots, such as members of the military, overseas voters, voters with disabilities, and voters with limited English proficiency. In doing so, the Commission shall consider as appropriate: (i) the number, location, management, operation, and design of polling places; (ii) the training, recruitment, and number of poll workers; (iii) voting accessibility for uniformed and overseas voters; (iv) the efficient management of voter rolls and poll books; (v) voting machine capacity and technology; (vi) ballot simplicity and voter education; (vii) voting accessibility for individuals with disabilities, limited English proficiency, and other special needs; (viii) management of issuing and processing provisional ballots in the polling place on Election Day; mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with PREDOCE0 (ix) the issues presented by the administration of absentee ballot programs; (x) the adequacy of contingency plans for natural disasters and other emergencies that may disrupt elections; and (xi) other issues related to the efficient administration of the Co-Chairs agree are necessary and appropriate to the work. (b) The Commission shall be advisory in nature and shall report to the President within 6 months of the date of the first public meeting. VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:49 Apr 02, 2013 Jkt 226001 PO 00000 Frm 00001 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\03APE0.SGM 03APE0 elections that Commission’s submit a final Commission’s 19980 Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 64 / Wednesday, April 3, 2013 / Presidential Documents Sec. 4. Administration. (a) The Commission shall hold public meetings and engage with Federal, State, and local officials, technical advisors, and nongovernmental organizations, as necessary to carry out its mission. (b) In carrying out its mission, the Commission shall be informed by, and shall strive to avoid duplicating, the efforts of other governmental entities. (c) The Commission shall have a staff which shall provide support for the functions of the Commission. Sec. 5. Termination. The Commission shall terminate 30 days after it presents its final report to the President. Sec. 6. General Provisions. (a) To the extent permitted by law, and subject to the availability of appropriations, the General Services Administration shall provide the Commission with such administrative services, funds, facilities, staff, equipment, and other support services as may be necessary to carry out its mission on a reimbursable basis. (b) Insofar as the Federal Advisory Committee Act, as amended (5 U.S.C. App.) (the ‘‘Act’’), may apply to the Commission, any functions of the President under that Act, except for those in section 6 of the Act, shall be performed by the Administrator of General Services. (c) Members of the Commission shall serve without any additional compensation for their work on the Commission, but shall be allowed travel expenses, including per diem in lieu of subsistence, to the extent permitted by law for persons serving intermittently in the Government service (5 U.S.C. 5701–5707). (d) Nothing in this order shall be construed to impair or otherwise affect: (i) the authority granted by law to a department, agency, or the head thereof; or THE WHITE HOUSE, March 28, 2013. [FR Doc. 2013–07837 Filed 4–2–13; 8:45 am] Billing code 3295–F3 VerDate Mar<15>2010 16:49 Apr 02, 2013 Jkt 226001 PO 00000 Frm 00002 Fmt 4705 Sfmt 4790 E:\FR\FM\03APE0.SGM 03APE0 OB#1.EPS</GPH> mstockstill on DSK4VPTVN1PROD with PREDOCE0 (ii) the functions of the Director of the Office of Management and Budget relating to budgetary, administrative, or legislative proposals. (e) This order is not intended to, and does not, create any right or benefit, substantive or procedural, enforceable at law or in equity by any party against the United States, its departments, agencies, or entities, its officers, employees, or agents, or any other person.

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[Federal Register Volume 78, Number 64 (Wednesday, April 3, 2013)]
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[FR Doc No: 2013-07837]




                        Presidential Documents 



Federal Register / Vol. 78, No. 64 / Wednesday, April 3, 2013 / 
Presidential Documents

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Title 3--
The President

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                Executive Order 13639 of March 28, 2013

                
Establishment of the Presidential Commission on 
                Election Administration

                By the authority vested in me as President by the 
                Constitution and the laws of the United States of 
                America, and in order to promote the efficient 
                administration of Federal elections and to improve the 
                experience of all voters, it is hereby ordered as 
                follows:

                Section 1. Establishment. There is established the 
                Presidential Commission on Election Administration 
                (Commission).

                Sec. 2.  Membership. (a) The Commission shall be 
                composed of not more than nine members appointed by the 
                President. The members shall be drawn from among 
                distinguished individuals with knowledge about or 
                experience in the administration of State or local 
                elections, as well as representatives of successful 
                customer service-oriented businesses, and any other 
                individuals with knowledge or experience determined by 
                the President to be of value to the Commission.

                    (b) The President shall designate two members of 
                the Commission to serve as Co-Chairs.

                Sec. 3. Mission. (a) The Commission shall identify best 
                practices and otherwise make recommendations to promote 
                the efficient administration of elections in order to 
                ensure that all eligible voters have the opportunity to 
                cast their ballots without undue delay, and to improve 
                the experience of voters facing other obstacles in 
                casting their ballots, such as members of the military, 
                overseas voters, voters with disabilities, and voters 
                with limited English proficiency.

                In doing so, the Commission shall consider as 
                appropriate:

(i) the number, location, management, operation, and design of polling 
places;

(ii) the training, recruitment, and number of poll workers;

(iii) voting accessibility for uniformed and overseas voters;

(iv) the efficient management of voter rolls and poll books;

(v) voting machine capacity and technology;

(vi) ballot simplicity and voter education;

(vii) voting accessibility for individuals with disabilities, limited 
English proficiency, and other special needs;

(viii) management of issuing and processing provisional ballots in the 
polling place on Election Day;

(ix) the issues presented by the administration of absentee ballot 
programs;

(x) the adequacy of contingency plans for natural disasters and other 
emergencies that may disrupt elections; and

(xi) other issues related to the efficient administration of elections that 
the Co-Chairs agree are necessary and appropriate to the Commission's work.

                    (b) The Commission shall be advisory in nature and 
                shall submit a final report to the President within 6 
                months of the date of the Commission's first public 
                meeting.

[[Page 19980]]

                Sec. 4. Administration. (a) The Commission shall hold 
                public meetings and engage with Federal, State, and 
                local officials, technical advisors, and 
                nongovernmental organizations, as necessary to carry 
                out its mission.

                    (b) In carrying out its mission, the Commission 
                shall be informed by, and shall strive to avoid 
                duplicating, the efforts of other governmental 
                entities.
                    (c) The Commission shall have a staff which shall 
                provide support for the functions of the Commission.

                Sec. 5. Termination. The Commission shall terminate 30 
                days after it presents its final report to the 
                President.

                Sec. 6. General Provisions. (a) To the extent permitted 
                by law, and subject to the availability of 
                appropriations, the General Services Administration 
                shall provide the Commission with such administrative 
                services, funds, facilities, staff, equipment, and 
                other support services as may be necessary to carry out 
                its mission on a reimbursable basis.

                    (b) Insofar as the Federal Advisory Committee Act, 
                as amended (5 U.S.C. App.) (the ``Act''), may apply to 
                the Commission, any functions of the President under 
                that Act, except for those in section 6 of the Act, 
                shall be performed by the Administrator of General 
                Services.
                    (c) Members of the Commission shall serve without 
                any additional compensation for their work on the 
                Commission, but shall be allowed travel expenses, 
                including per diem in lieu of subsistence, to the 
                extent permitted by law for persons serving 
                intermittently in the Government service (5 U.S.C. 
                5701-5707).
                    (d) Nothing in this order shall be construed to 
                impair or otherwise affect:

(i) the authority granted by law to a department, agency, or the head 
thereof; or

(ii) the functions of the Director of the Office of Management and Budget 
relating to budgetary, administrative, or legislative proposals.

                    (e) This order is not intended to, and does not, 
                create any right or benefit, substantive or procedural, 
                enforceable at law or in equity by any party against 
                the United States, its departments, agencies, or 
                entities, its officers, employees, or agents, or any 
                other person.
                
                
                    (Presidential Sig.)

                THE WHITE HOUSE,

                    March 28, 2013.

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