Updates on the new federal election commission

As Charles noted in his recent post on the new federal election commission, there is a lot of debate swirling around the commission and what it should focus on. Some additional details have come out recently, in particular some details in this morning’s New York Times story on the commission:

The White House will also name five other people to the commission, aides said, including customer service experts from the private sector and election officials. Advisers said the commission would not propose legislation, but would make broader suggestions of best practices to try and diminish the long lines at polling places. It is expected to spend at least six months studying the voting challenges before making its recommendation.