Harney County Clerk invited to attend a Continuity of Operations Planning Session in Washington, DC

By on Tuesday, October 31st, 2023 in Eastern/Southeast Oregon News More Top Stories

Harney County-Harney County Clerk Derrin (Dag) Robinson was invited and attended a Continuity of Operations Planning session sponsored by the United States Elections Assistance Commission held in Washington, DC last week.

Robinson met with 17 local elections officials from across the country, along with the 4 Commissioners of the Elections Assistance Commission. The objective was to identify opportunities for improvement and set Continuity of Operations mind-sets, as the nation’s elections officials move toward administering the 2024 Presidential Election cycle. The group reviewed and evaluated operational coordination methods and processes that integrate all critical stakeholders, reviewed and evaluated situational assessment methods and discussed tools to develop plans for recovery of essential critical infrastructure election functions in the event of any emergency situation that could disrupt the election process.

Robinson serves as Vice-Chairman of the 110-member Standards Board for the US Elections Assistance Commission. The Standards Board is comprised of the Chief State Election official of each State and US Territory, and a local election official from each State and US Territory. The Standards Board develops and recommends best-practices and sets standards for Voting System Certification for our Country.

Pictured, (L-R): Thomas Hicks, US Elections Assistance Commissioner; Dag Robinson, Harney County Clerk; Mandy Vigil, New Mexico Director of Elections; Janine Petty, Director of Voter Services, Maricopa County Arizona; Amanda Grandjean, Ohio Deputy Secretary of State; Andrew Dowd, Director of Elections, Northborough Township Massachusetts; and Bryan Kaskey, Kansas Director of Elections.