Isaac Cramer, Charleston County (SC) Board of Voter Registration and Elections, Executive Director
As the Executive Director of the Charleston County (SC) Board of Voter Registration and Elections, Isaac has played a significant role in advocating for election reforms in South Carolina.
Isaac has actively worked towards improving election administration and accessibility, earning respect within the state’s election community. He serves as the 1st Vice President for the South Carolina Association of Registration and Election Officials, where he has pushed for updates to election laws to increase accessibility and efficiency. He completed the national Certified Election Registration Administrator program in 2023.
Isaac was instrumental in passing a major reform bill in 2022, which brought early voting to SC and allowed counties to process absentee ballots ahead of Election Day, thereby making voting more convenient and efficient for South Carolinians. In 2023, he organized the South Carolina Election Security Workshop, bringing many counties together to learn from CSSE.
Isaac’s commitment to excellence has garnered prestigious recognition, including the receipt of the 2022 EAC Clearinghouse Award for Partnership at the Polls and the 2023 South Carolina Association of Counties J. Mitchell Graham Memorial Award. In addition, he has twice been honored with the State of South Carolina’s “Excellence in Elections” award. The initial accolade came in 2017, applauding his efforts in expanding absentee voting and enhancing voter engagement through the impactful initiative “Your Vote, Our Veterans.” Subsequently, in 2021, Isaac was again celebrated for his instrumental role in implementing a Satellite Voting Unit for early voting, coupled with outreach endeavors.
Isaac’s leadership and expertise have also earned him recognition at the national level, where he serves as vice chair on the National Association of Counties’ elections subcommittee and as one of the legislative chairs for the National Association of Election Officials. He also serves on the Board of Advisors for the US Election Assistance Commission.
He received his BA in Political Science from Wheaton College (IL) and continues to work towards protecting every citizen’s right to vote while supporting election officials in their work.