Eighth Annual Voting and Elections Summit 2014

Overseas Vote Foundation (OVF) and U.S. Vote Foundation (US Vote) are committed to developing a network of organizations, agencies, and concerned citizens who care and attend to the issues involved with the advancement of overseas, military and domestic voting processes. 

Save the date! The Eighth Annual Voting and Elections Summit 2014 will be held on Thursday, January 30, 2014 at the Jack Morton Auditorium in the Media and Public Relations Building at George Washington University, Washington, D.C.


Since our beginning, our organizations have made efforts to build the dialogue amongst the many people and associations involved in these efforts. The OVF / US Vote program initiative of Annual Summit conferences fully supports our goals to increase the interaction, collaboration, organization and cooperation amongst diverse stakeholders both within the U.S. and overseas.

Dual 2014 Themes: 
Grassroots Innovation in Elections and Midterm Mobilization

Mark Your Calendar! Thursday, January 30, 2014

Summit 2014 brings the diverse election community together to openly discuss the real and pressing challenges of improving voting and elections policy and processes for overseas, military and domestic voters. In our highly successful format, selected high-level keynote speakers will give leadoff presentations on current and relevant topics. Key sessions will include professionally moderated Meet the Press- style roundtable conversations where audience interaction is encouraged.Location
With the generous sponsorship support of the Center for Second Service, George Washington University Graduate School of Political Management, we are pleased to hold Summit 2014 at the Jack Morton Auditorium in the Media and Public Relations Building at George Washington University in Washington, D.C. This comfortable, high-tech facility offers state-of-the-art audio visual presentations, and bright, spacious open spaces for networking at the conference.
Format and Themes
Summit 2014 will be organized in two distinct sections with a 2-hour lunch and network break. There is no charge to attend Summit, however registration is required due to limited capacity.
Doors Open / Welcome Coffee - 8:00 a.m.
Welcome Address  - 8:45 a.m.
Morning SessionGrassroots Innovations in Elections - 9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. This session will kickoff with an announcement, special guest speakers representing projects from around the country, followed by a high-level keynote and an in-depth round-table of tech experts.
Afternoon SessionMidterm Mobilization - 2:00 p.m. - 6:30 p.m. Topics will include:
  • Breaking Down Voting Barriers and Moving Forward After Shelby County
  • Findings of the Presidential Commission on Election Administration
  • No More Excuses: The Case for Expanding Mail Ballot Eligibility
  • Military and Overseas Voting: The Impact of SENTRI in 2014
Summit has traditionally addressed the voting and election participation issues of military voters and American citizens abroad, and for two years has expanded to include domestic voting issues.
Our goal for Summit 2014 is to broaden and inspire the quest for new approaches to ongoing problems in our elections.
Summit brings forward a broad range of speakers who tackle the issues that are currently top-of-mind in the arena of elections and voting. Focused presentations by high-level experts combined with spirited roundtable discussions are a hallmark of Summit.
Ample time for networking is also crucial - as we know, the community comes to Summit to exchange ideas and make new contacts. Plan to spend the full day - networking is a vital and valuable aspect of the conference.
Delegate Fees
There is no charge to attend Summit, however registration is required. We kindly ask you to maintain your registration - if your plans change, please cancel your registration record. Due to limited capacity, walk-ins cannot be guaranteed entry.
Location SponsorThe Center for Second Service is a new program at the George Washington University’s Graduate School of Political Management that trains veterans to continue their commitment to public service. The Center builds on the success of GW’s partnership with the nonprofit, Veterans Campaign, and has seen several of its alumni successfully campaign for elected office. With an enhanced offering of training and education opportunities, the Center for Second Service is the premiere destination for veterans looking for a new opportunity to serve.

We invite you to be part of the Eighth Annual Summit 2014!  

About the Foundation
US Vote and OVF are committed to developing a network of organizations, agencies, and concerned citizens who care about and attend to the issues involved with the advancement of absentee voting. Both organizations provide public access to innovative voter registration tools and election services. OVF is a nonpartisan 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. US Vote is wholly owned and operated by OVF.