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Yesterday afternoon at work a colleague brought to my attention NARA’s involvement with the election. I already knew the role of the Federal Register from poli sci courses in undergrad, but I never got around to connecting the dots to NARA before for some reason.

NARA has a nice summary of the election procedures time line and deadlines available here. NARA summarizes its mandate to manage these records at the bottom of the page:

NARA is primarily responsible for coordinating the various stages of the electoral process by helping the States prepare and submit certificates that establish the appointment of electors and validate the electoral votes of each State.

I, for one, am glad that NARA is involved in the election process.  While there are many reasons for and against the electorial college, it gives me confidence that at least archivists are ensuring records are created and authenticated in a systematic manner.  Yay accountability!


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