It is a pleasure to be here with you. As state and local election officials, you play a critical role in our democracy. Your jobs involve many challenging tasks, such as managing the voter registration process and the conduct of voting. All of this takes place during a time when elections are one of the most scrutinized activities that occur in our country. We appreciate your commitment and all of your hard work to make our elections work. We also appreciate your service on the Standards Board and the work that you do with the Election Assistance Commission on its important mission.
Thank you for your kind introduction and for the invitation to be here today.