In Focus This Week
I. In Focus This Week
Washington launches updated, accessible version of MyVote
Despite possible risks, state makes improvements during presidential election year
Accessible [ak-ses-uh-buh l]; adj.— able to be reached or approached; able to be used or obtained; easy to appreciate or understand
The secretary’s office worked with Statewide Disability Advisory Committee, the Washington Talking Book & Braille Library — which is a division of the secretary’s office — elections experts and designers and application developers.
According to Lori Augino, director of elections the secretary’s office had already been hard at work on a modernization effort set to launch in late 2017/early 2018, but with the importance of the 2016 election cycle weighing heavy they decided to move more quickly with some changes.
“Knowing this is a year where we expect unprecedented turnout, we asked our Disability Advisory Committee if we should make some incremental improvements before the full modernization effort is set to launch,” Augino said. “The answer was a resounding yes. So we set out create a new and improved voter tool that is accessible to all voters across Washington.”
Augino said the office has been watching activity in other states, including complaints and litigation and researched all of the known cases and reached out to several states to see what lessons they may be able to learn.
In addition, she said the state relied heavily on the 2015 ACLU report on voter accessibility.
“When that report came out, we read it cover to cover and analyzed our online voter registration tool and our website to ensure we met all the minimum requirements,” Augino said. “While we met all the requirements, we thought we could do better than just meeting the basics. Our new and improved MyVote tool provides features and accessibility beyond just the minimum requirements.”
The site is available in four languages and allows voters to download a fully accessible e-ballot that they can then return by mail. All elements of the site, including the online voter registration portal, the voter’s guide and information about drop box locations was tested for usability, using 14 different combinations of internet browsers and screen readers.
Because the site was already a pretty comprehensive personalized voter tool, the state didn’t need to expand any functionality and was instead able to focus on improving the user’s experience.
The site was updated for no additional costs other than time for the state’s IT staff, although Augino said the staff did have to forgo working on some other projects while completing the accessibility update.
“The technical team here at the Washington Office of the Secretary of State is phenomenal,” Augino said. “The ‘dream team’ that developed, tested, and marketed the new service included Matthew Edwards, Swathi Kovuri, Stuart Holmes, William Edwards, Dale Garrison, Mike Boucher, Christopher An-Träumer, and Marlene White.
During the process, Augino said the office was surprised by the lack of expert accessibility testers for technology. She said finding independent third parties to test and provide feedback was tough, but they have since identified some additional vendors that they will continue to use to ensure any upgrades or changes they make to MyVote won’t impact the accessibility.
Moving forward, Augino said the office is interested in working with counties and voter groups to identify new needs to incorporate in the future. And the state will continue with the full modernization effort that will improve the way it’s systems are integrated.
“Taking on a project of this nature in a presidential election year was high risk. Typically elections administrators avoid major upgrades or over-hauls to systems during these peak times and focus solely on keeping the systems running smooth,” Augino said. “But this was super important to us. Ensuring all of our Washington voters have access to information at their fingertips is something we pride ourselves on. It was worth the risk!”
II. Primary Update
Voters in five states — Connecticut, Delaware, Maryland, Rhode Island and Pennsylvania — went to the polls this week in what we’re calling the Northeast Regional. And although there were some issues, by-and-large things went very well, even though there were some things — limited polling places, new voting technology, high turnout, last-minute ballot changes, same-day registration — that could have potentially created issues. Maryland and Pennsylvania, which both had closed primaries, seemed to face none of the issues that Arizona and New York did with unaffiliated voters trying to cast ballots.
There were no reported issues that we could find from Tuesday’s closed primary in Delaware.
Connecticut faced few problems on Tuesday and certainly none of the problems with same-day registration towns had faced in the past.
Probably the biggest issue in Connecticut was in the town of Wallingford where officials used schools as polling places. Some schools were requiring voters to show a photo ID in order to enter the building. It’s unclear how many, if any, voters were turned away, but the secretary of state’s office is investigating the situation in hopes of remedying it for the fall.
The state tested out a new results reporting system that allowed towns to electronically upload their results to the state’s reporting system making them available almost immediately. Although not all towns participated in the program for this election, the secretary of state’s office was pleased with how the new system worked.
“I think when you get used to it, it’ll be really good,” Berlin Republican Registrar Elizabeth Tedeschi told the New Britain Herald. “It’s easy putting the figures in, because all the numbers are added up and all the percentages were figured out. Years past, we’ve had to fax it — and wait and wait and wait — for it to go through, because the numbers were busy.”
The bulk of the problems in Maryland—which again, were minimal—happened in Baltimore where four polling places opened late and were kept open till 9 p.m. by court order. Also in Baltimore, city elections staff forgot to send “I Voted” stickers to polling places and staff spent the morning trying to get them to as many sites as possible.
In an interesting move, city health workers visited polling places offering residents training with the drug Narcan — an opioid overdose drug. “We figured people would be in line already to vote, so why not take some time and also learn to save a life,” Leana Wen, the city health commissioner told The Baltimore Sun. Health workers didn’t enter the polling places, but stood just outside with campaign workers.
Concerns with last-minute ballot changes and confusion about the Commonwealth’s closed primary system before the election didn’t seem to manifest themselves into too many actual problems on Tuesday, but the day was not problem free of course, but the problems were minimal.
In the Pittsburgh area, there was a report that a transgender woman was forced to return home and bring her official name-change paperwork back to the polling site in order to cast a ballot. Although her voter registration card had her current name on it, her state-issued driver’s license had her old name, gender and photo on it. Pennsylvania does not have a voter photo ID law and a staff attorney with the local ACLU said the voter should have never been asked for her photo ID and that Allegheny County needs to do more training for poll workers.
There were several reports of power outages in different areas of the state, but none of those outages affected voting.
In Philly, an apartment building that was being used as a polling site had locked up the voting machines overnight and early morning voters were forced to cast paper ballots.
And Mark Walters, a reporter with the York Daily Record has an interesting story about noticing a voter leaving a York County polling place with a gun holstered to his waist. According to the reporter an elections official for Conewago Township said that she had not noticed the gun when the voter entered the polling place. It’s unclear from the story whether guns are permitted in Pennsylvania polling places.
Rhode Island opened only one-third of their normal polling places on primary day and while there was some confusion and a few lines there were few reports of major problems, although Common Cause is calling on the state to make changes for future elections.
One interesting (and, we’re not going to lie, a bit sad) problem that arose with the polling place consolidation is that at least two voters reported they were unable to vote because the parking lot at the new polling location was too large for them to walk across. John Capuano, 90, told the Providence Journal that he would normally park right in front of his polling place, but his parking space at the new site was “400 feet, 500 feet” from the location and he could not walk that far. Capuano told the paper this is first election he’s missed in 75 years.
The voting site on Block Island nearly ran out of ballots on Tuesday. What made this issue more harrowing is that additional ballots had to be brought by ferry, which takes longer. When the additional ballots arrived at 6 p.m., the voting site was down to its last seven ballots.
Election News This Week
III. Election News This Week
- Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe used his executive powers to restore voting rights to about 206,000 ex-felons. While ex-felons who have completed their sentences had been apply to apply to have their rights restored, the move by McAuliffe will automatically reinstate those rights without waiting for the approval process. “Once you have served your time and you’ve finished up your supervised parole … I want you back as a full citizen of the commonwealth,” McAuliffe said at a press event announcing the executive order. “I want you to have a job. I want you paying taxes, and you can’t be a second-class citizen.” The move drew praise from advocates and condemnation from Republicans who are considering calling a special session of the General Assembly to see if they can make changes to the order. Large numbers of ex-felons are already taking advantage of the order and some local registrars are struggling to keep up with the numbers.
- In the ongoing back-and-forth over U.S. Election Assistance Commission Executive Director Brian Newby’s decision to modify the federal voter registration form allow Kansas, Alabama and Georgia to require proof-of-citizenship, Sen. Clair McCaskill (D-Missouri) has weighed in with a letter to EAC saying that Newby lacked the authority to unilaterally modify the form. In a letter to the EAC, McCaskill asked that the commissioners ignore Newby’s actions and publicly consider the changes by the full commission.
- New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has set aside $20 million for the board of election to implement reforms following issues during the April 19 primary. Di Blasio wants the board to hire an outside operations consultant, establish a blue-ribbon panel to identify failures, enhance poll worker training and improve communications.
- Democracy North Carolina recently released a report that asserts that about 29,000 voters had their ballots count in the March primaries using the “safety-net provisions”. The safety-net provisions were an injunction by the U.S. 4th Circuit Court of Appeals that prevented the state from eliminating same-day registration and out-of-precinct voting while the 2013 law was being challenged [see Legal Updates]. According to the report 22,855 used same-day registration for the primaries and 6,327 cast out-of-precinct ballots that were counted.
- Washington Secretary of State Kim Wyman said this week that she will not attend this summer’s National Association of Secretaries of State conference in Tennessee in part because of recent legislation signed by Gov. Bill Haslam that allows counselors to refuse to treat patients based on the therapist’s religious or personal beliefs.
- When it rains it pours. It will cost Maricopa County, Arizona about $400,000 to reprint nearly 2 million ballots for the upcoming special election in May. There are two propositions on the ballot and in the Spanish-language portion of the ballot, the title listed for each proposition is the same, although the text of the proposition is correct. The County plans to reprint 700,000 ballots for use at the polls on election days. The 1.3 million early voters who received their ballots by mail will get a postcard explaining the error.
- Speaking of pouring, unfortunately, this is not the first time we’ve had to post a story like this. Just days before voters in Waller County, Texas were set to begin early voting for the May 7 election, a pipe burst in the county courthouse drenching 60 of the county’s voting machines. “All I heard was water running, falling like crazy from the ceiling – and when I got in there and saw it I was like oh my goodness,” Waller County Election Administrator Daniel Teed told KBTX. Not all of the county’s voting machines were drenched and Teed hopes that those that were will dry out by May 7.
- Personnel News: Congratulations to Tonya Moore, director of the Catoosa County, Georgia elections & registration department for being named the Catoosa County employee of the month.
IV. Legislative Updates
Colorado: This week, lawmakers in Colorado began debating legislation that would move the state from a presidential caucus system to a presidential primary system. The House State, Veterans and Military Affairs Committee advanced the bill 5-4. It now heads to appropriations to address an estimated $5 million cost.
Hawaii: The House and Senate have each passed versions of bills that would automatically register Hawaiians to vote when they apply for a new or renewal license and would create a vote-by-mail system. The two chambers are now working out the differences between their respective versions of the legislation.
Louisiana: The House approved two bills this week that will set qualifications for voter registrars. House Bill 471 requires registrars to meet at least one of four qualifications—baccalaureate degree from accredited university and two years full-time professional work experience; associate degree with four years of work experience; seven years of work experience or five years of employment in the state’s registrar’s office. The second bill is the constitutional amendment that would put those qualifications in the state constitution.
Minnesota: According to Minnesota Public Radio senators have again gone on the record in favor of restoring voting rights more quickly to felons no longer incarcerated.
Mississippi: Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann said that he wants the Legislature to re-address his election reform proposal during an upcoming special session. “It makes it easier to vote and harder to cheat,” Hosemann told the Hattiesburg American. “It’s good, bipartisan legislation that we worked on with dozens of Mississippians to get there.” The legislation was initially approved by both chambers, but upon second reading the House voted it down due to campaign finance amendments added by the Senate.
New Hampshire: The Senate Public and Municipal Affairs Committee will hold a hearing on a proposal to allow a pilot program of an electronic voter checklist in three communities this fall in both the September primary and November general election. If approved by the committee it will go before the full Senate on May 5.
Also in New Hampshire, the Senate is considering legislation that would allow caregivers use an absentee to vote for an adult, child or an infirmed adult in their care.
New York: Assemblyman Luis Sepulveda and Sen. Ruben Diaz have introduced legislation that would require election officials to have proof that a voter has died or moved before those voters may be purged from voter rolls. The proposed changes would make it a felony to dump voter registrations unless there’s “confirmation” that the person has died or moved.
V. Legal Updates
Arizona: Superior Court Judge David Gass has thrown out a lawsuit challenging the results of the March 15 presidential preference primary. According to KPNX Gass said the voters’ attorney failed to show there was any misconduct in the voting fiasco or that presidential primary’s results would have been affected by any of the evidence in the two-day hearing.
New Hampshire: Snapchat filed an amicus brief in a suit in New Hampshire over ballot selfies. The brief called ballot selfies “the latest way that voters, especially young voters, engage with the political process.”
New York: Attorney General Eric Schneiderman has ruled that county’s may implement online voter registration systems instead of relying solely on the Department of Motor Vehicles. “I encourage civic and technology groups to help develop an online registration system that can bring our electoral process into the 21st century,” Schneiderman said in a statement.
North Carolina: In a 485-page opinion District Judge Thomas D. Schroeder upheld North Carolina’s 2013 election reform package that requires photo ID to vote, eliminates same-day registration and eliminates out-of-precinct voting. In the opinion, Schroeder wrote that the law serves a “legitimate state interest” in its effort to “detected and deter fraud.” The North Carolina NAACP, one of the plaintiffs in the case has announced that they will appeal the ruling.
Texas: Williamson County has settled a suit with the Asian American Legal Defense and Education Fund that will allow voters to have the freedom to choose any translator they wish to help them while voting. Previously, only registered voters had been allowed to offer language assistance to other voters.
VI. Tech Thursday
National Tech: Virgin America is once again teaming up with Rock the Vote for a “flypartisan” campaign that will allow and encourage voters to register online to vote while flying with the airline. Beginning in May passengers can use the airline’s WiFi to access Rock the Vote and register to vote. They will also be able to watch educational videos and PSAs on demand.
California: The California Association of Clerks and Election Officials (CACEO) has launched a website that allows people to see the actual costs of an election. “Election costs vary from county to county and this new website is designed to assist the public in understanding election costs throughout California,” Orange County Registrar of Voters and CACEO President Neal Kelley said in a statement. Visitors to the will be able to compare costs dating back to 2004 on everything from polling places to poll workers, ballot production to bilingual support.
Opinions This Week
VII. Opinions This Week
California: Party confusion
Florida: Voting system
Mississippi: Election reform
Oregon: Secretary of state
Pennsylvania: Voting system
Rhode Island: Voter rolls
Texas: Poll workers
West Virginia: Secretary of state
Washington: Primary election
Wisconsin: Voter ID
VIII. Upcoming Events
National Conference of State Legislatures Elections Webinar — Spring Cleaning Your Voter Lists: The Legislative Role. They say cleanliness is next to godliness and that’s especially true when it comes to voter lists. Join representatives from The Pew Charitable Trusts, the Electronic Registration Information Center (ERIC) and others to discuss why accuracy in the voter registration rolls is vital for smooth-running elections especially in a big election year, and how accuracy can help avoid problems on Election Day. Hear ideas to help your state maintain voter lists year after year. This webinar will address: How accurate are voters lists currently?; What problems arise from inaccurate voter records?; How can states cooperate to maintain voter lists?; and What options are available to lawmakers? When: Friday, May 6, 2 p.m. ET. Where: Online. For more information and to register, click here.
NACRC/IACREOT Annual Conference — the 2016 annual conference—the last to be held under the NACRC/IACREOT banner will feature plenary sessions, a trade show, committee and board meeting, awards breakfast, annual banquet and a ballgame. When: June 25-30. Where: Memphis, Tennessee. For more information and to register, click here.
National Association of Secretaries of State Summer Conference — NASS will hold its annual summer meeting in Nashville this year. Agenda programming will include: policy discussions on important issues facing secretaries of state, idea-sharing panels highlighting best practices in state programming, sessions designed for professional development and networking, induction of national officers for the 2016-2017 cycle and excursions to explore Tennessee and learn more about the culture and state government. When: July 14-17. Where: Nashville, Tennessee. For more information and to register, click here.
National Association of State Election Directors Summer Conference — the 2016 NASED summer conference will be held in Nashville, Tennessee. Details about the event are still being hammered out, so be sure to check the website often. When: July 14-17. Where: Nashville, Tennessee. For more information, click here.
National Association of Counties Annual Conference — NACo’s Annual Conference and Exposition provides an opportunity for all county leaders and staff to learn, network and guide the direction of the association. The 2016 Annual Conference is hosted by Los Angeles County. The conference will be held at the Long Beach Convention Center. Attending the Annual Conference provides member county officials with the opportunity to vote on NACo’s policies related to federal legislation and regulation; elect officers; network with colleagues; learn about innovative county programs; learn more about issues impacting counties across the country; and view products and services from participating companies and exhibitors. When: July 22-25. Where: Long Beach, California. For more information and to register, click here.
National Conference of State Legislators Summer Meeting — the 2016 Legislative Summit will be held in Chicago. The elections portion will include: Politics 2016: State Election Preview, Evaluating Elections, What to Do If You’ve Got a Disputed Election, Technology: Improving Elections One Bit or Byte at a Time? And Helping our Military Vote. When: Aug. 8-11. Where: Chicago. For more information and to register, click here.
Job Postings This Week
IX. Job Postings This Week
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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.
Customer Relations Manager, New Jersey (Remote) — Dominion Voting Systems is seeking a highly motivated and enthusiastic Customer Relations Manager to work remotely and be based in New Jersey! This position will be responsible for supporting customers by partnering with the sales and operations teams to exceed customer needs and requirements; address and resolve customer concerns; and, identify 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.
Elections Administrative Assistant, McLennan County, Texas —McLennan County, Texas is looking for an elections administrative assistant. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: Maintain polling location information, standard list of voters and petition verification in VEMACS; operates BOSS (ballot software), which includes precinct definitions, district definitions, contest and translation, and MBB (mobile ballot box) production; prepares and records election telephone message in English. Coordinate Spanish translations; records audio in English for ballot preparation; Coordinates Spanish translation and audio recording for ballot preparation; assists with ballot proofing, including contest/candidate spellings, district/precinct associations, ballot styles and election code requirements; oversees voting equipment inventory; prepares voting equipment for early voting and Election Day, which includes polling location assignment, diagnostic evaluation, and zero reports; organizes, supervises, and participates in voting equipment distribution for Election Day. Conducts back up and reset of electronic voting equipment; prepares and prints poll books and standard/customized list of voters in Crystal Reports; coordinates public tests for each election; coordinates daily closeout procedures for early voting, including distribution of information to media, candidates and public; operates TALLY (tabulation software), which includes election reporting, supervision of provisional ballots, and write-in candidate tabulation; collects, stores, and submits SOS required reports, back ups, and audit logs for each election; assigns, trains and coordinates troubleshooters for voting equipment; diagnose and performs minor repairs on voting equipment ; and attends vendor training to improve knowledge of election equipment. Salary: $1,452.10-$1,886.41 biweekly. Deadline: Open until filled. Application: For the complete job listing and to apply, click here.
Elections Specialist, McLennan County, Texas — McLennan County, Texas is looking for an elections specialist. Job responsibilities include, but are not limited to: review voter registration applications; process – Data Input – permanent records for all New Applications, Changes, Cancellations, Purges from the State, County, Cities; image all documents; send Correspondence, Recruit Workers and Maintain Lists of Election Workers, Polling Places; send Confirmation Cards on Suspended VR; review special request applications or problem apps and reply; create Voter Registration Reports from VEMACS; help incoming customers with applications, corrections and printing of new VR cards; and answer phones, handle questions and answers. Salary: $937.51-$1,306.26 biweekly. Deadline: Open until filled. Application: For the complete job listing and to apply, click here.
Executive Director, Washington, D.C. Board of Elections — seeking qualified applicants for Executive Director of the District of Columbia Board of Elections, an independent agency of the District of Columbia Government. Incumbent serves at the pleasure of the Board, as the primary management official, directs program operations and support activities associated with election operations including the conduct of elections and agency administration. Provides leadership and direction to subordinate divisions in the areas of voter registration and services, administration and support. Represents the Board in the management of financial, material, and personnel resources, including administering the agency’s independent personnel authority; providing oral or written support information for formal hearings and meetings through guidance and specialized oral or written backup information; assists the Board and the General Counsel in developing legislative proposals affecting agency operations in the delivery of elections services. Advanced degree in policy administration/and or law preferred, work experience in governmental organization(s) and election processes; and comprehensive background in election administration, organizational development, administration and supervision. Applicant should possess the ability to communicate effectively in both oral and written forms. Excellent salary and benefits. District of Columbia residency requirements is required. Application: For immediate consideration, please send confidential CV and Cover Letter to email@example.com
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.
Policy Specialist, National Conference of State Legislatures, Denver — the Policy Specialist will work on NCSL’s elections team, a part of NCSL’s Legislative Management program. A Policy Specialist requires skills in research, analysis, and program planning gained through progressively more complex and more in-depth work over several years. The work is performed independently within established program guidelines or project specifications; major work products are reviewed by more senior professionals or program managers/directors for quality, policy considerations, form, and substance. The Policy Specialist will develop expertise on elections-related technology and election administration. The work includes research, writing, speaking, maintaining internal and external documents and resources, developing connections with state legislators and legislative staff as well as meeting planning. Travel will be expected. This position is grant-funded, and guaranteed for one year. Salary: $4154. Deadline: May 6. Application. For the complete job listing and to apply, click here.
Product Manager, Clear Ballot — product management is the hub around which all other functions orbit. It is uniquely positioned as an internal customer and supplier of and to Engineering, Business Development, Compliance/Certification, Field Operations, and Executive Management. Responsibilities include: Maintain on-going conversations with relevant stakeholders (Clear Ballot staff, regulators, activists, prospective customers, alpha/beta customers, existing customers, and staff at technology leaders such as Intel) to define product requirements; hold twice yearly or event driven cross functional meetings to set requirements and timelines for future product releases, in both hardware and software; work with the CTO, COO, and VP, Products to ensure a cohesive product strategy that aligns with market driven dates and manifests appropriate functionality and peripheral products within the voting system; drive a requirements and solutions set across development teams (primarily Development/Engineering, Product Documentation, and Marketing Communications) through market requirements, product contract, and positioning; maintain a Product Roadmap and a product requirements database; and analyzing potential partner relationships for the product. Application: For the complete job listing and to apply, click here.
Product Specialist, Denver, Colorado — Dominion Voting Systems is seeking a tech-savvy and passionate, Product Specialist, to be based in our downtown Denver, Colorado office. This role is responsible for responsible for the installation, operation, repair, and maintenance of all Dominion Voting Systems elections products; providing elections support services and customer training; 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.
RMA Support Consultant, Hart InterCivic — an RMA Support Consultant responds to all return material authorization requests from Hart InterCivic internal and external customers for all Hart Voting System products. The person in this position must possess the ability to communicate effectively with customers, suppliers, or employees. Essential responsibilities include: Acquires a functional level of knowledge for all Hart InterCivic products and their modules; manages and organizes information and documentation for customer issues; applies advanced knowledge of computer software tools to problem-solving situations; knowledge of standard ticket tracking software is a must; in-depth knowledge of standard inventory warehouse processes and procedures; stays informed on support methodologies; keeps up with revisions to any relevant materials (Agile ECOs and effectivity); works cooperatively with Hart InterCivic field personnel to insure customer satisfaction; complies with, and keeps up with changes in, Hart InterCivic policies, procedures and regulations; other duties as assigned. Deadline: Opening until filled. Application: For the complete job listing and to apply, click here.
Senior Assistant Registrar, Albemarle County, Virginia — the Senior Assistant Registrar performs complex technical and clerical work in the Department of Voter Registration and Elections. Work is performed under general supervision with latitude for independent judgment. Supervision is exercised over subordinate clerical personnel or Assistant Registrars. Essential functions include, but are not limited to: manages complex and extensive physical and computerized voter registration and election records; supervises Assistant Registrars; processes information on computerized registration system and physical files; interacts regularly with staff from other Virginia localities regarding voter issues; designs and develops materials designed to increase efficient election day operations; provides project development support to Electoral Board, as needed; coordinates and executes special projects for department, as assigned; determines eligibility of voter registration applicants, in accordance with law; prepares official letters of Denial of Voter registration, as necessary; assists with maintenance of departmental website; verifies eligibility and assists voters in casting absentee ballots; provides materials and support to area agencies regarding absentee voting; provides information to the general public concerning voter registration and election related issues; actively participates in professional organization; acts for the Deputy and General Registrar in their absence; and performs other duties, as assigned. Salary: $33,641-$40,360. Deadline: Open until filled. Application: For the complete job listing and to apply, click here.
Senior Assistant Registrar, James City County, Virginia — Voter Registration Office is seeking an experience professional to be a part of a dynamic team to assist with daily operations of the General Registrar’s Office. Responsibilities include: assist the General Registrar in implementing and maintaining compliance with local, state, and federal election and voter registration guidelines and requirements; update and maintain accurate records of voter information including, but not limited to, eligibility, changes with redistricting/recprecinciting, voting credits, and any applicable forms. assist with coordinating, maintaining, and supervising of all parts of the election and voting process including, but not limited to, satellite registration sites, absentee ballots, training programs for Officers of Election, posting of results on designated sites, and programing of electronic poll books; assist with preparation of budget including preparation of required reports; create and maintain candidate files; accepts, verifies and certifies candidate forms; receive, audit, and acknowledge Candidate Campaign Contribution and Expenditure Reports; and prepare, provide information, and generate support for voter education projects. Salary: $30,685. Deadline: Open until filled. Application: For the complete job listing and to apply, click here.
Senior Assistant Registrar II, James City County, Virginia — performs responsible work assisting the General Registrar/Director of Elections (GR) in conducting elections, registering voters, and maintaining files. Implements National Voter Registration Act in accordance with Federal and State laws. This position shall be appointed by the GR for a term set by the Electoral Board that coincides with, or is shorter than, the term of the GR, subject to reappointment. Deadline: Open until filled. Application: For the complete job listing and to apply, click here.
Software Developer II, Denver, Colorado & Toronto, Ontario — Dominion Voting Systems is seeking a highly technical and passionate Software Developer II to be based in either our downtown Denver office or our downtown Toronto office! This position will be responsible for providing high-level technical expertise to design development, coding, testing and debugging of new voting system software and/or significant enhancements to existing software for our customers. This position will work on a team utilizing an Agile development environment. Salary: Negotiable base + bonus target & benefits. Deadline: Open until filled. Application: For the complete job listing and to apply, click here.
System Support 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.
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