On Tuesday, Dec. 4, the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors appointed representatives to the Bi-partisan Election Process Improvement Commission, which was created by the board after long lines were reported across various voting precincts during the most recent election.
The list of appointees consists of two co-chairs; one appointee designated by each supervisor; two appointees designated by the chairman; chairs of both the Republican and Democratic Party of Fairfax County; and representatives from various Fairfax County organizations, including the Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce, the League of Women Voters, the Fairfax Bar Association, Fairfax County Public Schools Administration, Federation of Citizen’s Association, and disability and minority community representatives.
The purpose of the commission is to review and make recommendations regarding Fairfax County’s election process. The commission will concentrate on ways to improve the county’s efficiency on Election Day, with a specific focus on addressing wait times, long lines and various voting issues.
“I am pleased to see that the commission is moving forward,” Chairman Sharon Bulova said. “It is important that the county identify ways to reduce lines, decrease wait times, and streamline our election process. I am eager to find ways we can improve for future elections.”
Bulova recommended the commission begin work in January 2013 after appointments have been made and that recommendations be presented to the Board of Supervisors in May of 2013.