In 2013, President Obama named political law practice founder Bob Bauer to be co-chair of the Presidential Commission on Election Administration, which was established to make recommendations to improve the American voting experience, focusing on structural and legal reforms, and also identifying best administrative practice.

As the commission co-chair, Bob worked with the 10 members to conduct a six-month study looking at the problems that have plagued voting in the past and the issues that will confront the American voter in the future.

In January 2014, the commission submitted to the President its report, “The American Voting Experience: Report and Recommendations of the Presidential Commission on Election Administration." The commission is now working on the implementation of the report with the White House, state election administrators and nonprofit organizations.