V.I. Deputy Elections Supervisor Genevieve Whitaker has been elected to serve on the executive board for the Standards Board, an advisory board of the Elections Assistance Commission during the EAC’s most recent Standards Board meeting.
The meeting was held in Carlsbad, Calif., on April 14 and 15.
Whitaker serves as the local elections official member for the Virgin Islands as a member of the Standard Board of the EAC. The Standards Board is one of the two advisory boards of the EAC as established by the Help America Vote Act of 2002. It is made up of 110 members of state and local elections officials from all of the states and territories.
She will join her fellow executive board members in leading the Standards Board mandate to carryout HAVA, assisting the development of the voluntary voting system guidelines.
Additionally Whitaker, as part of her election to the board, was appointed to chair the Clearinghouse Committee, a HAVA-mandated entity that is the centralized resource hub of resources and information for the administration of federal and local elections.
Whitaker is the president and cofounder of the Virgin Islands Youth Advocacy Coalition Inc., a nonprofit established to promote the political and civic engagement of the young people of the Virgin Islands. Whitaker was the 2009 Business and Professional Women Young Careerist and formerly served on several local nonprofit boards.