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Professor Carroll Nominated to U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC) 

Professor Jenny Carroll, The University of Alabama headshot

This week, Professor Jenny Carroll was nominated by the Democratic members of the U.S. Commission for Civil Rights and approved unanimously by the full, bipartisan Commission to the Board of Advisors of the U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC). The EAC provides guidance on the administration of elections in the United States and for individuals entitled to vote in U.S. elections who are living outside of the United States.  

From 2016-2020, Professor Carroll served as the Chair of the State Advisory Committee (SAC) for Alabama to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights during which time she authored a 2018 report that examined barriers to voting in Alabama. 

“This work made me acutely aware of the impact of voting regulations on ordinary citizens seeking to realize enfranchisement, said Professor Carroll. “I look forward to working with the EAC to ensure that the election regulations and policies of our country serve to protect one of our most fundamental rights as citizens—to have a voice in our won governance, the right to vote.” 


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