Richard G. Smolka, founding editor of Election Administration Reports, professor emeritus at American University and one of the world’s leading experts on elections, voting and the electoral process, died at his home in Mesa, Arizona, on November 5. He was eighty-one.
Election Administration Reports will continue to publish following Richard Smolka's death. For the past five years, John T. Willis has been tutored and trained by Richard Smolka and will continue to oversee the biweekly publication of Election Administration Reports.
Election Administration Reports is a bi-weekly print publication that covers a range of issues including:
Election and voting legislation updates
State and local board of election best practices
New election technology
Recent government reports about election administration