Trust in elections: Preserving democracy from the ballot box: The Gerald R. Ford School of Public Policy and the Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy (CLOSUP)
In the wake of the January 6 insurrection and amidst widespread efforts to undermine election results, Americans have a growing lack of confidence in the integrity of the country’s electoral system. This distrust has many state and local election officials in a balancing act between administering the upcoming election and combating the spread of misinformation from the last one.
Election officials are working in an unprecedented climate of antagonism, misinformation, and even personal threats. Join the Ford School of Public Policy and the Center for Local, State, and Urban Policy (CLOSUP) for a conversation about the processes at the local level from the perspective of those charged with protecting the integrity of our democratic elections.
- Barb Byrum, Ingham County Clerk
- Sherikia Hawkins, Southfield City Clerk
- Christopher Thomas, former Director of Elections for the state of Michigan
- Adam Wit, Harrison Twp. Clerk and director of the Michigan Association of Municipal Clerks
- Moderated by Edie Goldenberg, Professor Emerita of Public Policy and Political Science and founder of Turn Up Turnout (TUT)