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The need for focused and readily available elections consulting and legal advice is at an all time high. Rapidly changing federal and state mandates, voting equipment standards and increased emphasis on elections security by federal, state, and local policymakers have made the need for focused and accessible election services and legal advice greater than ever before.
Facilitating the awareness of ethical principles, rules and obligations is essential to the successful operations of public and private sector organizations. Introducing new employees to ethical obligations and maintaining compliance for existing employees is critical. Through developing educational and training products to build awareness of ethical principles and regulations, ECLS customizes private sector code of conduct and federal and state level rules and regulations to address specific industry concerns and business engagement.
CYBER AND IT SUPPORT
Identifying and protecting general office systems and assets and the election technology systems used to conduct elections is vital to securing the vote. ECLS focuses exclusively on understanding the operational implications of federal and state election laws nationwide. We have developed unique expertise in this challenging arena. As former election officials, we understand the daily operating issues leading up to an election as well as the protocols for Election Day management.
HOW WE OPERATE
ECLS supplements your existing expertise and efforts by serving as an additional resource to your daily operations.
Through a reasonable monthly retainer or project based fee, ECLS will provide subject matter expertise to your organization.
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Clifford D. Tatum, Principal and Operator of ECLS, served as General Counsel for the U.S. Election Assistance Commission from 2015 to 2019. In this capacity, he served as the agency's authority on all legal matters, interpreting statutes and regulations affecting EAC programs and daily operations. He actively partnered with the Department of Homeland Security to establish communication protocols and risk assessment strategies after the designation of the elections industry as critical infrastructure, and has been instrumental in developing the Voluntary Voting System Guidelines with the National Institute of Standards and Technology.
Tatum specializes in compliance support related to the mandates of the Help America Vote Act, the National Voter Registration Act, the Uniform Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act, and other federal and state regulatory schemes that impact the elections process.
Tatum possesses extensive knowledge in the Ethics in Government Act, the Federal Acquisition Regulations, the Federal Procurement Act, and OMB Circulars related to Grants Management and Risk Assessments.
Tatum is the former Executive Director of the District of Columbia Board of Elections. He served as the Interim Director for the Georgia State Elections Division as well as the Assistant Director of Legal Affairs. In both roles, Tatum assisted with the implementation and enforcement of federal and state election initiatives enacted by Congress and the Georgia General Assembly; developed public policy and procedures for conducting elections; and participated as a subject matter expert in state and national election conferences.
Tatum has served as an active trial attorney and as a Deputy Solicitor General for the City of East Point, Georgia. Tatum is an alumnus of Thomas M. Cooley Law School and a graduate from Guilford College Greensboro, North Carolina with a degree in Administration of Justice.
Tatum is currently "Of Counsel" to TheWeemsFirm.com in Atlanta Georgia.