Chairman Bulova Recommends Bi-Partisan Election Process Improvement Commission; Passes Unanimously
November 20, 2012 – Today at the Fairfax County Board of Supervisors meeting, Chairman Sharon Bulova recommended the creation of a Bi-partisan Commission 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 as well as reduce long lines and wait times.
The Chairman recommended that the Commission begin work in January 2013 and that recommendations be presented to the Board of Supervisors in May of 2013. Appointments to the Commission will be made by each Board of Supervisors Member and also include representatives from a variety of other Fairfax County organizations. Former Chairman of the Board of Supervisors Kate Hanley and former Dranesville Supervisor and former Fairfax County Chamber of Commerce chair Stu Mendelsohn have agreed to co-chair the Commission.
“The goal of the Commission is to streamline the election process in
Fairfax County,” Chairman Bulova said. “I am confident that the
Commission will identify areas we can improve upon and reduce the long
wait times and inefficiencies that the County experienced during the 2012
Chairman Bulova also recommended that the Clerk to the Board of Supervisors develop and bring the list of appointments back to the Board at the next Board of Supervisors meeting. Board Members nominate a District appointee at the next Board of Supervisors meeting on December 4th, 2012.
The recommendation passed unanimously with nine Supervisors voting for
the Commission (Supervisor Hyland was not present for the vote).