#MACoCon Can’t-Miss: 2024 Elections and Beyond…

At MACo’s Winter Conference, an expert panel will explore innovative policies and new solutions to advance and promote free, fair, safe, and secure elections.

An essential function of Maryland’s county governments is to fund and oversee elections. However, some laws and policies fail to recognize modern trends in voter preference, the capabilities of new technologies, and the realities of administering elections in our local communities. In addition, local election officials face new and unique challenges related to cybersecurity and threats levied against election workers and staff.

2024 Elections and Beyond…

Counties administer and fund elections at the local level, overseeing polling places and coordinating poll workers every two years. But with modern trends in voter preference, new technology, difficulties recruiting and retaining election judges, threats and intimidation from hostile actors, new and evolving cyber threats, and defending against a constant stream of disinformation, the 2024 election cycle is top of mind for county leaders and state and local election officials alike. In this session, an expert panel will look ahead to the 2024 election and beyond, including strategies and potential policy changes to ensure fair, open, safe, and transparent elections.


  • Jared DeMarinis, Administrator, Maryland State Board of Elections
  • Katherine Berry, Deputy Administrator, Maryland State Board of Elections
  • Ruie Lavoie, Director, Baltimore County Board of Elections (inv)
  • Additional panelist to be announced

Moderator: The Honorable Cheryl Kagan, Maryland Senate (inv)

Date/Time: Thursday, December 7, 2023; 3:00 – 4:00 pm

The 2023 MACo Winter Conference is December 6-8 at the Hyatt Regency Chesapeake Bay Hotel in Cambridge, Maryland.

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