In Focus This Week
I. In Focus This Week
Five steps to getting online voter registration right
Measure twice, cut once princple applies to elections too
By David Levine
Online voter registration has become a “thing” in the last couple of years.
When implemented properly, it makes it easier for voters — especially military and overseas voters — to register.
It also helps maintain the accuracy of voter rolls; reduces the cost of list maintenance; reduces the inherent potential for error in paper-based systems; saves significant amounts of money; reduces delays and congestion at polling places; and improves the voter experience because voters get immediate feedback when they are registered or when their information has been updated.
There are complications and subtleties, but as online voter registration becomes widespread, more ways are emerging to refine the process to better serve voters and election officials.
This piece provides five tips that will help as jurisdictions create an optimal online voter registration system:
- Allow as many eligible voters as possible to register online, including those without state-issued IDs.
- Have a mobile optimized website that is optimized for smart phones and tablets.
- Make the online voter registration website easy to use and understand, including by voters who have disabilities or limited English.
- Collaborate with local officials
- Make sure your online voter registration website is secure.
Allow all eligible voters to register online
Before 2014, applicants generally could only complete an online voter registration application if they had a signature in the database of their state motor vehicle agency (“MVA”) that could be electronically transferred to complete the application.
By the end of 2014 five states offered citizens without a state ID or driver’s license the opportunity to complete a voter registration over the Internet and this trend will grow because there are several ways to reliably verify an applicant’s identity and eligibility other than a signature from the MVA.
In Minnesota, for example, the state does not collect signatures for voter registration purposes. Instead, it accepts and verifies an applicant’s Social Security number to confirm identify and eligibility.
In both Delaware and Missouri, voters can use a stylus pen or a finger-based signature from their touch-screen devices in lieu of a signature transferred from the MVA.
Another possibility is to allow applicants to attest to the truth of statements in their online application by executing a computerized mark, a process that is fairly common in electronic consumer and real estate transactions.
The online registrant would then supply an actual, “wet” signature at their polling place. This is comparable to HAVA’s requirement that first time voters who have registered by mail present identification at the polling place if they have not already done so.
Develop a mobile-optimized website
Having a mobile-optimized voter registration website (“MOW”) is critical because people are increasingly conducting web searches from mobile devices – smart phones and tablets – rather than desktop PCs.
You can create a MOW by adding mobile capabilities to an existing site or developing a mobile version. To determine how mobile friendly a website is, you can conduct a manual inspection of the site on a mobile device and/or using Google’s Webmaster tools, which will show errors that affect the website’s mobile friendliness and suggest fixes.
Having a mobile optimized voter registration website improves the (mobile) user experience and increases the average time a mobile device visitor will spend on the site by presenting information in a complete and usable manner. It produces faster website load speeds, which is both inherently helpful and less likely to result in users abandoning the page. It improves your mobile search engine optimization, which makes it more likely that your website will show up in response to a search for voter registration information.
In short, having a mobile optimized website it makes it more likely that the growing number of voters who access the Internet primarily from smartphones and tablets will get to your website and successfully register there.
Make the online website accessible
People with disabilities often do not have a driver’s license, and/or have difficulty traveling to brick-and-mortar registration sites. So if the goal is registering as many eligible voters as possible, states need to go beyond the legal requirements of the federal Americans with Disabilities Act.
For example, Indiana utilizes special text-to-speech software for users with visual impairments or reading challenges. And California upgraded its online voter registration application by adding user-friendly enhancements, including a simpler, more intuitive layout, and improved accessibility features.
For similar reasons, online voter registration sites should also be optimized for those whose English language skills are limited. Data from the 2014 American Community Survey shows that over 63 million people (a record) speak a language other than English at home. That number has risen 16.2 million since 2000 and 3.6 million since 2010.
After English, the languages with the most speakers are Spanish (39.3 million) and Chinese (3.1 million), but the largest percentage increases from 2010 to 2014 were among speakers of Arabic (up 29 percent), Urdu (up 23 percent), and Hindu (up 19 percent).
And though certain states, such as California, New Mexico, and Texas, have a larger portion of their population speaking primarily a foreign language, the three states with the largest percentage increase in foreign language speakers from 2010 to 2014 were North Dakota, Wyoming, and Nevada.
Make website easy for election officials to use and understand
In many ways, an online voter registration system can only be as good the local election officials who use it.
In many states, for example, local election officials review online voter registrations before they are entered into a statewide database. If the online registration system isn’t easy for these local election officials to use or understand, applications are less likely to be processed efficiently, and voter rolls are less likely to be updated quickly.
Ensure the online voter registration website is secure
Perhaps because the Internet is still relatively new, the public (and elected officials) often have less confidence in the security of online databases than public records.
So even if it were not otherwise important (which it is), building public (and legislator) confidence in online registration requires steps be taken to ensure online voter registration systems effectively protect voters’ private information.
To that end, encryption, Captcha, and other programs can help protect against automated hacking. In the same vein, strategies/tools such as routine audit logs, secure networks, and unique identifiers can help impede unauthorized access.
Interestingly, none of these security measures can be applied with paper registration from.
As of early 2016, online voter registration is a critical component of election administration for most U.S. jurisdictions.
But to realize its full potential for voters, administrators, and other stakeholders, the online process and experience must be upgraded and refined. The five suggestions discussed in this article should make it easier for localities to successfully implement online voter registration, and easier for their citizens to vote.
(David Levine is an Election Management Consultant who has administered county, state, federal and private sector elections; developed election policy for non-profit organizations; and monitored elections in other countries. His expertise includes voter registration, election administration, poll worker training, outreach, research design and evaluation, voting system standards, logic and accuracy testing, post-election audits, voting accessibility, evaluating proposals and voting technology. )
Election News This Week
II. Election News This Week
- Voter education is an important job for any elections administrator, but at what cost? Recently, Detroit officials approved spending $900,000 on 21 billboards featuring key voting dates and reminders. The cost has almost doubled from previous years with the contractor citing the number of elections and changes to voting laws. “Detroit has issues with people understanding the rules. … It’s going to be a hard thing informing voters of no straight-party voting,” Randy Oram president of the billboard company told The Detroit Free Press. Following complaints about the cost, Mayor Mike Duggan pulled the contract for further review.
- Challenges to numerous presidential candidate petitions in Illinois may delay early voting and vote-by-mail for up to two weeks elections officials said. Early voting was set to begin on February 4, but objections have been filed to signatures on seven candidates petitions. Until the objections are settled ballots cannot be printed.
- Officials in Washington County, Arkansas were forced to close a polling place in Prairie Grove after five poll workers retired. “This was unexpected for us to have to do this, but at this point, with the time constraints we are under, this was the best decision for the election commission to make,” Jennifer Price, election commission coordinator told the Democrat-Gazette.
- Voters are creatures of habit to be sure and change can often bring lots of questions. Such is the case in Benton County, Washington where the county has moved from the traditional sealable secrecy envelopes for ballots to open-ended ballot sleeves. The county—like others in Washington—made the move to the open sleeves to save time and money. “For processing on our end, it seems like it will speed things up,” Amanda Garcia, elections administrator for the county told the Tri-City Herald.
- The kids are alright! A couple of stories this week that involved young people and voting that caught our attention. In Texas, Waller County has agreed to host two days of early voting on the campus of Prairie View A&M University, a historically black campus and the site of voting rights protests in the past. In Nashville, Tennessee elections officials are hoping to set a record for the number of teens registered to vote. And students at Emory University in a class focused on the Georgia Civil Rights Cold Cases Project discovered the long forgotten grave of Isaiah Nixon, a black man who voted in the 1948 Democratic primary in Montgomery County and was later murdered by two white men that night.
- Personnel News: Michael Brisky has been appointed to the Cattaraugus County, New York elections commission. Ken Terry, the Allen County, Ohio board of elections director is resigning effective March 30. Bernalillo County Clerk Maggie Toulouse Oliver has kicked off her bid for the New Mexico secretary of state’s seat. Also in New Mexico, Rep. Nora Espinoza a five-term House member is considering a run for secretary of state. Kathy Wyenandt has been nominated to the Butler County, Ohio board of elections. Peg Rettig has been appointed to the Sandusky County, Ohio board of elections. Catherine Magaldi-Lewis has resigned as the Andover, Connecticut Democratic registrar of voters. Arapahoe County Clerk and Recorder Matt Crane was sworn in as the 2016 president of the Colorado County Clerks Association.
III. Legislative Updates
Arizona: Secretary of State Michele Reagan is planning legislation that would end state funding for presidential preference primaries. If approved, the legislation would save the state about $10 million. Elections Director Eric Spencer said that in addition to a cost savings, the legislation is also being proposed because the state’s largest group of voters—independents—are ineligible to cast ballots in a primary.
In other news, a House committee has approved legislation that would block voter-outreach groups from collecting and dropping off early ballots. Under the proposal, it would be a felony for anyone but a family member, roommate, caregiver, postal worker or candidate to collect ballots.
Florida: Legislation has been introduced that would tweak the calculation used to decide how much supervisors of elections should get paid and increases the base salary.
A bill that would make most public information on Florida voters actually secret has been tabled for a second time, this time by Rep. Thad Altman who introduced the legislation. The bill would have made all 12 million Florida voters’ home addresses, dates of birth, phone numbers and email addresses secret and was supported by the majority of supervisors in the state.
Kansas: The House Elections Committee has agreed to sponsor a proposal put forth by Secretary of State Kris Kobach that would require all counties to manually audit 1 percent of election returns beginning in 2018.
Kentucky: Rep. Reginald Meeks has introduced House Bill 290 that would allow voters to cast ballots early in-person without an excuse. The bill would also increase the window of voting in-person absentee to include at least two Saturdays.
Maryland: The Maryland Senate has moved a vote to override Gov. Larry Hogan’s veto of ex-felon voting rights legislation to February 5 in order to give the Senate time to fill a vacant seat.
Nebraska: Secretary of State John Gale and Sen. Tommy Garrett introduced a bill that, if approved, would convene a task force to spend 2017 studying the state’s voting technology and investigate whether to move to all-mail voting or even possibly online voting in a few years.
New Hampshire: The Senate has again approved a 30-day residency requirement for voting. The bill, similar to one that was vetoed last year, now moves to the House for consideration and if approved would mean someone who moves the state after October 8, 2016, could not vote in the general election.
Also in New Hampshire, legislation has been introduced that would allow for online voter registration in the state.
Ohio: A coalition of faith-based groups and tea party members testified against legislation that would create online voter registration in the Buckeye State. The groups want the possible move to online voter registration postponed until after the presidential election.
Pennsylvania: A move to have all three Philadelphia election commissioners keep daily work logs — and have their pay docked if they do not — stalled this week for lack of support.
U.S. Virgin Islands: The Committee on Rules and Judiciary has approved legislation that would merge all three boards of elections into one system that would govern the elections for the entire territory.
Utah: Under Senate Bill 27, absentee and by-mail ballots would be sent out closer to election day. The bill, approved 27-0 by the Senate would allow ballots to be sent three weeks before an election instead of the current four.
Virginia: The Senate Committee on Privileges and Elections approved legislation that would allow Virginians to cast no-excuse absentee ballots. The bill received bipartisan support in the committee and now moves to the full Senate.
Wisconsin: A Senate committee is considering legislation that would change the rules about what types of ID are acceptable for the state’s voter ID law. Under the proposal, IDs previously issued by towns or counties could not be used to vote, register to vote or obtain public benefits.
IV. Legal Updates
Alabama: U.S. District Judge L. Scott Coogler set a Feb. 11 hearing on Greater Birmingham Ministries’ move for a preliminary injunction that would suspend the photo identification rule for the March 1 primaries in Alabama. But Coogler said in his order that he could cancel the hearing if he “determines that Plaintiffs’ motion may be decided on the papers.”
In other legal news, the U.S. Supreme Court refused to hear an appeal from lawyers representing Shelby County seeking to recover $2 million in attorney fees from the U.S. Department of Justice for the county’s victory in Shelby v. Holder.
Georgia: A lawsuit filed against Secretary of State Brian Kemp to compel him to inform voters that their data had been breached has been dismissed because the attorney who filed suit against the secretary said the purpose of the suit had been met.
North Carolina: The trial involving the state’s voter ID law kicked off this week with opening arguments and the plaintiffs making their case. Witnesses included the head of the North Carolina NAACP, Charles Stewart from MIT and Barry Burden from the University of Wisconsin.
North Dakota: Seven members of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewa have sued Secretary of State Al Jaeger claiming that recent changes to the state’s voter ID laws infringe on their right to vote. According to InForum, the lawsuit asks the U.S. District Court in Bismarck to find that voter ID requirements passed by the Legislature in 2013 and 2015 “disproportionately burden and disenfranchise Native Americans.”
Tennessee: The Shelby County election commission appeared in court this week to defend itself against a lawsuit filed by a losing candidate who claimed that voting machines were not working properly during the recent election. Losing candidate former city councilwoman Wanda Halbert wants all the county voting machines audited.
Virginia: Virginia elections officials have urged the Supreme Court to keep in place a new court-approved redistricting plan for upcoming congressional elections. According to Roll Call, halting the plan, would again allow “racial packing” to taint elections following the redistricting that occurred after the 2010 census, the Virginia State Board of Elections said in a brief. The redistricting plan was put in place by a panel of three federal judges.
V. Tech Thursday
California: Santa Clara County is the latest county to come online with VoteCal the new statewide voter registration database. “We are very excited to participate in this important project that will move our voter registration records onto a modern statewide database. The successful deployment of VoteCal gives us an enhanced ability to implement the Help America Vote Act and to ensure the integrity of our voter registration data,” Registrar Shannon Bushey told the San Jose Mercury News.
Indiana: Porter County will use e-poll books during early and absentee voting, but will not use the devices for the May primary and the November general election and voters will again be checked in using paper rolls. The county only has 84 e-poll books and according to Clerk Karen Martin the county needs an additional 51 to have enough for all precincts and backup.
Rhode Island: This week, the Department of State launched a redesigned website. “As Secretary of State, I’ve been working to make this office a modern gateway that connects Rhode Islanders and their government,” Secretary of State Nellie M. Gorbea said in a statement. “We spoke to a number of different stakeholders and redesigned the website to have a much simpler navigation, to be more user-friendly and make government more accessible overall.” The site is now divided into four distinct sections including The Elections and Voting Portal.
Opinions This Week
VI. Opinions This Week
National Opinion: Voting rights
Alabama: Ex-felon voting rights
Florida: Voter fraud
Georgia: Bilingual ballots
Maine: Voting system
Maryland: Ex-felon voting rights
Michigan: Voter outreach
Montana: Permanent absentee list
Nevada: Election changes
New Hampshire: Drive-by voting
New Mexico: Early voting
Tennessee: Online voter registration
Virginia: Special elections
VII. Available Funding
The Pew Charitable Trusts is inviting new members and states considering joining ERIC to apply for grants to help defray the costs of their initial outreach, which includes bulk mail service, provider charges and postage. States interested in applying for mailing grants can do so here. Applications must be received by 5 p.m. EST on Feb. 29, 2016. Instructions for submitting an application and information on the timeline and selection process are included on the application form. States that are awarded grants must join ERIC by May 31, 2016, to receive the funds.
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Innovation in American Government Awards
Applications are now being accepted for the $100,000 Innovations in American Government Awards.Offered by Harvard Kennedy School’s Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation, the Innovations Award is the nation’s premier award for the public sector. It recognizes programs that demonstrate creative and effective government at its best.
All units of government — federal, state, local, tribal, and territorial — from all policy areas are eligible to apply for recognition.
This year, the Ash Center is also once again offering the Roy and Lila Ash Innovations Award for Public Engagement in Government, a special Innovations Award that will recognize government-led programs that demonstrate novel and effective approaches to increasing public engagement and participation in the governance of towns, cities, states, and the nation.
The winners of the Innovations in American Government Award and the Roy and Lila Ash Award will each receive a $100,000 grant to support replication and dissemination activities in 2017. Top finalists will also receive monetary grants.
Applications and additional information is available here. Applications are due April 15.
VIII. Upcoming Events
Please email upcoming events — conferences, symposiums, seminars, webinars, etc. to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Election Law Continuing Legal Education: The Bipartisan Policy Center will sponsor two Election Law Continuing Legal Education (CLE) sessions just before/after the NASS & NASED meetings in Washington, D.C. in February. The first session will focus on PCEA, Election Day and the Law and the second session is Civil Rights and Diversity: Ethics Issues. The full agenda for both sessions is available here. When: February 10 & 13. Where: Washington, D.C. For more information and to register, click here.
NASS Winter Conference: The National Association of Secretaries of State will hold its 2016 Winter Conference at the JW Marriott in Washington, D.C. February 10-13, 2016. This event will bring together government and industry leaders to showcase Secretary of State initiatives and highlight all the latest developments in state and federal policymaking circles. NASS President Kate Brown and other speakers will focus on many important topics and leadership opportunities for members, including a special new member orientation session for newly-elected or appointed Secretaries of State! Where: JW Marriott, Washington, D.C. When: Feb. 10-13, 2016. For more information and to register, click here.
NACo Legislative Conference: The NACo Legislative Conference is held on an annual basis in Washington, DC. This meeting brings over 2,000 elected and appointed county officials from across the country to focus on legislative issues facing county government. Attendees hear from key Administration officials and members of Congress and are offered a myriad of additional educational opportunities addressing current and hot topic issues. A day of lobbying on Capitol Hill the last day rounds out an information-packed conference. Where: Washington, D.C. When: Feb. 20-24, 2016. For more information and to register, click here.
NACRC Winter Education Conference: National Association of County Recorders, Election Officials, and Clerks (NACRC) has its winter education conference in February in Savannah, GA. Among the topics will be a presentation by the Brennan Center for Justice report on the aging electronic voting machines across the country, and what elections officials can do about it. We’ll also discuss the movement to lower the voting age to 16, how to maintain clean voter registration databases, and a nationwide elections-only roundtable discussion. Hear from veterans and newcomers in the field about their innovations to tackle issues faced across the country. All this networking and learning will earn you credits towards the NACRC Certified Public Official Program. Where: Savannah, Georgia. When: Feb. 22-23. For more information and to register, click here.
Job Postings This Week
IX. Job Postings This Week
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Absentee Voting Coordinator, Fairfax County, Virginia— Serves as registration assistant for absentee certification by providing appropriate support and analytical thinking to the agency in the performance of processing absentee ballot applications and Federal Post Card Applications (FPCA). Reviews absentee applications for accuracy and completeness, enters and maintains registrations in the Virginia Elections Registration Information System (VERIS), verifies the eligibility of applicants for absentee ballot requests. Provides customer service by communicating with voters concerning absentee ballot applications over the phone and with written correspondence. Ensures compliance with the Code of Virginia and other applicable laws, regulations, and policies related to absentee voting. Provides support for election officials on Election Day. Provides training for the temporary staff. Engages in general office needs and activities, as required, based on election cycle. A flexible schedule is required before, during, and immediately after election days, to include working extended hours to support special projects or address issues as they arise. Must be able to work some evenings and weekends. Duties are performed under the guidance of the Assistant Registrar. Salary: $40,677.94-$67,796.77. Deadline: January 29. Application: For the complete job listing and to apply, click here.
Assistant Registrar, City of Manassas, Virginia — this is a part-time, “as needed” position involving registering voters; answering concerns of citizens; assisting with administration of absentee voting; and preparing, updating, and maintaining voter registration records. requirements include avalid State driver’s license, high school diploma or GED, and proficiency with general office practices, including basic computer skills. Knowledge of laws, ordinances, practices, and procedures related to elections and voter registration is a plus. Applicant must be a registered voter. Work schedule will vary throughout the year and intensify in the weeks preceding elections, and may include some weekend hours. Applicant must be available from 5:00 a.m. until 9:00 p.m. or later on all election days. Salary: $15.26 per hour Deadline: Open until filled. Application: For the complete job listing and to apply, click here.
Customer Relations Manager, Dominion Voting Systems, San Leandro, California — Dominion Voting Systems is seeking a highly motivated and enthusiastic, Customer Relations Manager, to be based in our San Leandro, California office! This position will be responsible for supporting customers by partnering with the sales and operations teams to exceed customer needs and requirements; addressing and resolving customer concerns; and, identifying ways to implement preventive measures for continuous process improvement. Salary: Negotiable base + bonus target & benefits. Deadline: Open until filled. Application: For the complete job listing and to apply, click here.
Democracy Fellowship, IFES, Washington, D.C. — The International Foundation for Electoral Systems (IFES) annually awards two to four Democracy Studies Fellowships to bring outstanding graduate students to Washington, D.C. to engage in democracy development research. Based at IFES’ Center for Applied Research and Learning, fellows have access to IFES experts and conduct independent research with IFES mentors for six to eight weeks. At the end of the program, fellows must complete a paper for presentation to the public or IFES colleagues. The William and Kathy Hybl Fellowship, funded by William Hybl, a former Chair and current member of IFES’ Board of Directors, and wife Kathy awards one grant to bring an outstanding U.S. or international graduate student from a university in the Rocky Mountain region to Washington to conduct research in democracy-building. The Charles and Kathleen Manatt Fellowship, funded by the late U.S. Ambassador to the Dominican Republic and former Chair of IFES’ Board of Directors, Charles Manatt, and his wife Kathleen awards a student from the American Midwest the opportunity to work with IFES experts and conduct research on democracy and governance. IFES’ Election Administration Residency is a professional enrichment program for Humphrey Fellows. This program brings one outstanding Humphrey Fellow to Washington, D.C. each year to learn more about democracy development, election administration and civic participation in the political process. Deadline: March 15. Application: For the complete listing and to apply, click here.
Deputy Registrar, City of Manassas, Virginia — Conducts local, state and federal elections and performs the duties of the General Registrar in his or her absence. Executes and supervises the recruitment, appointment, oaths, official policies, training and payroll of election officials who work the polls. Processes voter registration applications and administers absentee voting both in person and by mail, email, and fax. Creates Voter Photo IDs; programs electronic poll books for precinct use and trains election officials on their operation. Produces reports and statistics as assigned; creates official advertisements for upcoming elections and registration deadlines; prepares City election results for news media and the public. Assists the General Registrar and Electoral Board in ascertaining election results. Salary: $44,574.40-$59,072. Deadline: Open until filled. Application: For the complete job listing and to apply, click here.
Director/Deputy Director, Allen County, Ohio — The Allen County Board of Elections is seek an director/deputy director responsible for the administration of elections. Salary: $53,372.80. Deadline: Feb. 3 by 4:30 p.m. Eastern. Application: Applicants interested in this full-time position are to submit an employment application in the form of a cover letter explaining how the minimum requirements as detailed in the job description in Directive 2015-24 have been met, a résumé, and completed SOS forms 302-A and 305 to the Allen County Board of Elections prior to the deadline by email to firstname.lastname@example.org; by mail to P.O. Box 5008, Lima, Ohio 45802-5008, or in person at the Allen County Board of Elections office at 204 N. Main St., Lima, OH 45801. For the complete job listing, click here.
Director of Elections, Montgomery County, Alabama — Director of Elections manages and oversees all operations involved in the election process of Montgomery County. This includes Montgomery County primary, primary-run off, general and other required elections such as municipal, county, state, federal and special elections. The essential functions include supervising two or more full-time employees; supervising the financial management of the Elections Center; managing the overall elections process for the county; preparing for elections; monitoring activities prior to, in preparation for and during Election Day; coordinating post-elections activities; serving as liaison with county, state, federal, and private sector groups; serving as the Absentee Elections Manager, preparing and providing voter education, and performing various activities and projects as directed by the Probate Judge. Qualified applicants will possess a master’s of public administration and four years of experience administering and conducting public elections or related political/legal activities. A doctorate of jurisprudence can substitute for two years of the experience administering and conducting public elections or the related political/legal activities experience. Salary: $62,126. Deadline: Open until filled. Application: For the complete job listing and to apply, click here.
Elections Assistant Administrator, Travis County, Texas — assists the Division Manager in strategic planning that establishes goals and objectives for the division. Oversees the daily operational activities of a divisional area. Overseas the day-to-day functions of the division, including personnel, information systems, facilities, resources planning, strategic planning and records management. Assists the Division Manager with planning, coordinating, administering and evaluating operations, staff and functions of the division. Salary: $77,956.53-$101,343.63. Deadline: February 29. Application: For the complete job listing and to apply, click here.
Junior Product Support Specialist, Toronto, Ontario— Dominion Voting Systems is seeking an out-going, technology savvy, Junior Product Support Specialist, to be based in our downtown Toronto office. This position is responsible for supporting installation, operation, repair, and maintenance of all Dominion Voting Systems products; as well as developing and executing training sessions; and assisting with warehousing and logistics. Salary: Negotiable base + bonus target & benefits. Deadline: Open until filled. Application: For the complete job listing and to apply, click here
Network & Systems Specialist, Denver, Colorado — Dominion Voting Systems is seeking a tech-savvy and detail oriented, Network & Systems Specialist, to be based in our downtown Denver, Colorado office. This role is responsible for assisting with the deployment and troubleshooting of advanced elections hardware and software system configurations; providing support to the logistics associated with procuring elections systems and equipment; performing tests and evaluations of various voting solutions; and providing election support to customers both remotely and/or on-site. Salary: Negotiable base + bonus target & benefits. Deadline: Open until filled. Application: For the complete job listing and to apply, click here.
Product Specialist, Dominion Voting Systems, Chicago area — Dominion Voting Systems is seeking a tech-savvy and out-going person to join us as a, Product Specialist, in the Chicago, Illinois area. This position is responsible for the installation, operation, repair, and maintenance of all Dominion Voting Systems products; developing and delivering of product training curriculum and materials to customers and internal employees; and interfacing directly with customers, co-workers, and election officials. Salary: Negotiable base + bonus target & benefits. Deadline: Open until filled. Application: For the complete job listing and to apply, click here.
Product Support Specialist, Toronto, Ontario — Dominion Voting Systems is seeking an experienced and motivated, Product Support Specialist, to be based in our downtown Toronto office. This position is responsible for supporting installation, operation, repair, and maintenance of all Dominion Voting Systems products; as well as developing and executing training sessions; and working closely with the Operations and Development Teams on a number of critical projects. Salary: Negotiable base + bonus target & benefits. Deadline: Open until filled. Application: For the complete job listing and to apply, click here.
Programming Specialist, Toronto, Ontario — Dominion Voting Systems is seeking a highly-driven and detail-oriented, Programming Specialist, to be based in our downtown Toronto office. This position is responsible for elections design and programming; ensuring elections systems meet all performance criteria, standards and requirements; developing and executing trainings; implementing Dominion Voting System products; and providing technical support to customers, co-workers and election officials. Salary: Negotiable base + bonus target & benefits. Deadline: Open until filled. Application: For the complete job listing and to apply, click here.
Regional Sales Manager, North Carolina / South Carolina — Dominion Voting Systems is seeking a highly-motivated and experienced, Regional Sales Manager, in the North Carolina / South Carolina region. This position will be responsible for long term sales (3-5 years) of the company’s election products and services in a specified geographic region to governmental agencies. This position uses technical, organizational and customer knowledge to influence customers and assist them in applying the products and services to their needs, resulting in revenue generation. In addition, the position provides input and participates in the marketing, market planning and technical development of products and services. Salary: Negotiable base + commission & benefits. Deadline: Open until filled. Application: For the complete job listing and to apply, click here.
Sales Director, Everyone Counts— Everyone Counts is transforming the $31 billion public and private sector voting/elections industry from purpose-built, antiquated hardware and error-prone manual paper processes to a Software as a Service (SaaS) model. Every democracy in the world, and every organization that has members who vote, needs Everyone Counts solutions. Support the often lengthy buying process from prospecting to closing of deals valued at $200k – $10M+. This involves education, support in developing RFPs and competently working with buyers in understanding the benefits of switching to our solution vs. competitive offerings or the status quo. Our sales are achieved through teamwork internally and externally. Build a valuable and convertible pipeline. You will expertly segment the market, qualify for relevance and size while prioritizing for timing and likelihood of winning. Your relentless drive to understand the pursuit context and details will allow us to make good decisions. Become expert at the “Election 2.0 pitch approach” at all relevant levels of a buyer’s constituencies. Adopt a modern data-driven lead generation and sales approach. You employ an effective and state-of-the-art sales methodology. Using CRM tools and working in an open and challenging team setting greases your engine to consistently meet and exceed the set targets. Application: For the complete job listing and to apply, click here.
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