electionline Weekly

July 5, 2018

July 5, 2018

In Focus This Week

I. In Focus This Week

Polling Place Profile
Looffs Lite-A-Line in Long Beach, California

By M. Mindy Moretti
Electionline.org

There are unique polling places throughout the country. From a tractor bar in Iowa to a cemetery in Alabama, elections officials nationwide don’t just rely on schools and churches for polling places. Nowhere is that more the case than in California.

The Long Beach City Clerk’s office recently had to find a new polling place and came up with one of the state’s more unique sites — Looffs Lite-A-Line, a type of ping pong bingo which can be played for a $1.25 a game. Winning jackpots range from $15 to $500.

“The April 10th, 2018 Primary Nominating Election was the first time Looff’s Casino Game of Skill was used as a polling place,” explained Tamela Austin, a specialist in the clerk’s office. “This site served as a great location to the voters in the district and this site was also used again in the June 5th, 2018 General Municipal Election.”

Loofs

According to Austin, after the owners of the old polling site informed the city that the location could not host in 2018, polling place recruitment staff scouted the area where the previous polling site had been. They walked and drove around the vicinity and asked businesses if they’d be interested in serving as a location.

“When a polling location is lost or not available for an upcoming election, it can become extremely challenging in finding a replacement site to accommodate voters,” Austin said. “When our staff approached Looff’’s Casino they didn’t require a lot of convincing. They were very open to hosting and easy to work with in getting us everything we needed to ensure a successful election day at this location.”

Austin said Samantha Spearman, owner of Looffs, was very accommodating and allowed elections officials to set up in an area that could easily accommodate the foot traffic and wheelchairs if necessary.

“When they came and asked, I didn’t even think about it,” Spearman told The Long Beach Press-Telegram.

Not everyone is always happy about change, but Austin said although there were no staff from the city clerk’s office on site during the elections, they did not receive any negative feedback about the new polling location either from poll workers or voters.

“This polling location was not very busy on election day, but offered voters a place to vote less than a mile away from their previous polling location, making it an easy transition for voters,” Austin said.

 For Spearman, what makes the idea of using Looff’s so special to her is that her mother, grandmother and great-grandmother had all served as poll workers in Long Beach. Her great-grandmother had even been a part of the suffrage movement before becoming a poll worker.

“It was like it was meant to be,” said told the Press-Telegram.

And in case you’re wondering, yes, it’s business as usual at Looff’s on election day, so while people were taking a chance with candidates up and down the ballot, customers at Loof’s were taking a chance of their own.

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Federal-State Updates

III. Federal-State Updates

Rep. Mike Quigley (D-Illinois), a member of the House Intelligence Committee told CBS News that his concerned that “…the Russians never left.” And according to The Hill, Quigley said the $380 million provided to states is inadequate.

Primary Updates

IV. Primary Updates

Georgia: Elections officials in Habersham County have discovered that dozens, possibly hundreds, of voters may have received the wrong ballot in the May primary. According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, they lived in one House district but may have voted in another. The race resulted in a long-time incumbent losing by just 67 votes. State Rep. Dan Gasaway is seeking a new election.

Maryland: Vote-counting is ongoing in Maryland with officials set to count thousands of provisional ballots in several closely-watched races. The Montgomery County Board of Elections met behind closed doors on July 4 to discuss the provisional-ballot counting process. Governor Larry Hogan (R) announced this week that the head of the state’s Motor Vehicle Administration’s IT department has been let go.

Nevada: Ballots are in the mail to about 74,000 Republican voters in Clark County in the do-over election for Republican primary for the county’s public administrator. The special-election was called after it was discovered that 43 people may have voted twice in the June primary. Ballots are due by mail or at drop-off locations by 7pm on July 17. In Mineral County, 60 uncounted votes were discovered during the canvass, but Clerk Christopher Nepper told county commissioners that the missed votes would not have affected any outcomes.

New Mexico: The state’s Libertarian Party will be paying $8,500 for a recount in the recent governor and lieutenant governor’s race.

Election News This Week

V. Election News This Week

County supervisors of elections in Florida are not happy about state requirements on how they may spend the $19.2 million in federal money for election security. According to the Tampa Bay Times, the county officials are upset with a July 18 deadline to submit their applications for the money as well as a “use it or lose it” provision that would require the counties to return any unused funds by November. “The timing and the restrictions are somewhat devoid of logic,” Pasco Supervisor of Elections Brian Corley told the paper. “I’m not sure why we have additional restrictions solely at the discretion of the secretary (Detzner) … It’s almost as if politics are permeating election administration.” The secretary of state’s office stresses that the funds are for this election cycle only. “The time lines are very tight,” Pinellas’ Deborah Clark told the paper. “You’re seeing time lines being set by people who don’t run elections.” The state’s two U.S. Senators have sent a joint letter to the supervisors of elections encouraging them to use the money.

The American Civil Liberties Union of Hawaii has issued a demand letter to the Hawaii Office of Elections vowing legal action if the state does not provide a physical polling place for those voters on the Big Island that have been displaced by the eruption of the Kilauea Volcano. “Hundreds of families in Leilani Estates, Pāhoa, Kapoho and surrounding areas have lost their homes. But the Office of Elections is only planning to let these people vote by absentee ballot—ballots that will likely be sent to the same homes that have either been destroyed by lava or are uninhabitable due to volcanic activity. The Office of Elections must provide a polling place for these folks to register and vote in person on election day, as provided by law,” ACLU of Hawaii Executive Director Joshua Wisch told Big Island Now.

A burst water pipe in Manchester, New Hampshire’s City Hall has drenched some election records stored in the basement including ballots and other records from the 2016 election. The ballots, are unsalvageable, but were also soon to be destroyed anyway. Other election documents will be freeze-dried in an effort to preserve them.

Mathematica Policy Research recently published a study on The Impact of Democracy Prep Public Schools on Civic Participation. Democracy Prep is a New York City-based charter school network that serves low-income, minority students. The mission of the school is to “education responsible citizen scholars’ success in the college of their choice and a life of active citizenship. The study found a 98 percent probability that enrolling in Democracy Prep produced a positive impact on voter registration and a 98 percent probability that enrolling produced a positive impact on voting in the 2016 election. According to the study, Democracy Prep increases voter registration rates of its students by about 16 percentage points and increases the voting rates of its students by about 12 percentage points.

Hats off to King County, Washington Elections for recently being recognized with several awards. The department received three 2018 Achievement Awards from NACo in two different categories, Community and Economic Development and Civic Education and Public Information. The elections department is also being recognized by the American Association of Political Consultants with three Pollie Awards for videos in the 2017 Why Vote campaign. “I am extremely proud of all we have accomplished in removing barriers and increasing access for the voters of King County. It is nice to be acknowledged nationally as we continue to be a leader in inclusive elections,” King County Director of Elections Julie Wise said in a statement. “We have more work to do to get all engaged and voting.”

Personnel News: South Dakota Auditor Steve Barnett will be the Republican nominee for secretary of state in November. In Louisiana, Rep. Rick Edmonds (R-Baton Rouge) has joined the race for secretary of state. North Dakota Secretary of State Al Jaeger is OK after taking a spill off a motorized scooter curing the Dickinson Roughrider Days Parade. Jeanne O’Rourke is retiring from the Suffolk County, New York board of elections. Tim Spanos, Peabody, Massachusetts city clerk has retired after 41 years in the department. Ilene Simons has been named the city clerk of Salem, Massachusetts. Julie Fernandes advocacy director for voting rights and democracy at the Open Society Foundations, has joined the Rockefellers’ family foundation as associate director of institutional accountability and individual liberty. In this role, she will direct the philanthropy’s grant-making efforts to bolster democratic institutions such as voter registration, fair electoral maps, and investigative journalism and the free press. Lynn Bouchard, Leominster City, Massachusetts clerk is retiring after 13 years as clerk.

Legislative Updates

VI. Legislative Updates

Delaware: A bill that would have allowed in-person early voting for the 10 days leading up to an election died in the Senate this weekend after the Senate majority leader announced that it would not be considered on the final night of the session.

Florida: The Tampa city council has approved a resolution backing Amendment 4, which if approved by voters on November 6, would restore the voting rights to approximately 1.6 million former felons.

North Carolina: The House and Senate have approved House Bill 335 which would reinstate the popular half day of early voting on the Saturday before an election.

Also in North Carolina, the Senate gave final approval to an amendment that will ask voters this November whether or not they want to add a photo ID for voting requirement to the state constitution. The Senate vote was 33-12 along party lines.

Ohio: The mayors of five Summit County cities, including Akron are planning to ask their councils and ultimately voters to approve a measure that would move the city’s elections to May to line up with other state elections. It is anticipated that the move could save anywhere from $100,000 to $400,000.

Legal Updates

VII. Legal Updates

Arizona: A new lawsuit has been filed in an attempt to overturn the state’s ban on ballot harvesting. In his suit, attorney Spencer Scharff argues that only Congress has the right to regulate the U.S. mail and that when someone puts a ballot into an envelope, which has prepaid postage on it, it becomes mail and therefore the state cannot regulate what happens to it.

Kansas: According to the Kansas City Star, Secretary of State Kris Kobach will not represent himself in the state’s appeal of the proof-of-citizenship law. Kansas Solicitor General Toby Crouse will argue the case at the appeal stage.

Massachusetts: The Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts has upheld the state’s 20-day voter registration deadline. However, in its ruling, the court found that the Legislature has a duty to continually review the deadline to make sure it is no further from Election Day than what the Legislature “reasonably believes is consistent with the Commonwealth’s interest in conducting a fair and orderly election.”

Tech Thursday

VIII. Tech Thursday

California: According to a new report from a civil grand jury, San Francisco’s attempts to move to an open-source voting system is getting bogged down by indecision. “San Francisco has taken a decade to debate and assess the value of open source voting. If this project continues, in ten more years, San Francisco will either have created new critical democratic infrastructure or will have wasted taxpayer dollars by perpetually planning for an unrealized future,” the report said. “What separates these two scenarios is strategic multilateral partnerships, open source best practices and culture, and strong commitment under unambiguous ownership.” According to the San Francisco Examiner, the report said that there is not a “clear project owner” to help move the project along.

Opinions This Week

IX. Opinions This Week

National Opinions: Student voters

California: Voting rights

District of Columbia: Ranked-choice voting

Florida: Local elections

Illinois: Court rulings

Indiana: Voting rights

Kansas: Kris Kobach | Election monitoring

Louisiana: Secretary of state race

Maine: Ranked-choice voting

Massachusetts: Voter registration deadline

Maryland: Voter registration problems | Voting reform | Talbot County

Michigan: Voter purge

Minnesota: Election system

Nevada: Secretary of state race | Voter list maintenance

New Hampshire: Election security

New Mexico: Vote-by-mail

New York: Election reform | Ex-felon voting rights | Voterless election

North Carolina: Voter ID

Ohio: Election dates

Pennsylvania: Vote-by-mail

Tennessee: Early voting | Turnout | Shelby County

Virginia: Misassigned voters | Election security

West Virginia: Ohio SCOTUS ruling

Wyoming: Vote-by-mail

Upcoming Events

X. Upcoming Events

Cybersecurity Online Training Series — The Center for Technology and Civic Life (CTCL) is partnering with the Center for Democracy and Technology (CDT) to deliver a new cybersecurity training series designed for election officials this July. The series will include 3 courses that will empower your election office to manage cyber threats and communicate with the public about cybersecurity.  After completing the series, you’ll have more confidence to safeguard against and respond to cyber threats in your election office. When: July 10, July 24 and July 31. Where: Online.

Election Data Summit — The U.S. Election Assistance Commission and Pennsylvania Department of State will host an Election Data Summit at the Community College of Philadelphia. The gathering will take place prior to the National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS) and National Association of State Election Directors (NASED) summer conferences in Philadelphia. This unique summit will bring together some of the nation’s most respected election data experts to examine ways election officials can use all types of data to improve processes and inform decision making. Each of the summit’s four panels will focus on a distinct aspect of the election cycle and explore different sources for election data, including voter registration databases, electronic poll books, voting equipment, and post-election audits. This event is open to the public and the media. RSVPs are required and space is limited. Additional information regarding speakers is forthcoming. When: July 12. Where: Philadelphia

NASS 2018 Summer Conference — Mark your calendars now for the National Association of Secretaries of State 2018 summer conference in the City of Brotherly Love. Check back soon for more information about the agenda. When: July 13-16. Where: Philadelphia.

2018 NASED Summer Meeting — Mark your calendars now for the National Association of State Election Directors’ 2018 summer meeting in the City of Brotherly Love. Check back soon for more information about the agenda. When: July 13-16. Where: Philadelphia.

NACo Annual Conference and Exposition — Mark your calendars now for the National Association of Counties Annual Conference and Exposition in Music City. Check back soon for more information about the agenda. When: July 13-16. Where: Nashville, Tennessee.

2018 iGo Annual Conference — Mark your calendars now for the International Association of Government Officials 2018 Annual Conference in The Biggest Little City in the World! Check back soon for more information about the agenda. When: July 16-21. Where: Reno, Nevada.

Language Access for Voters Summit — The U.S. Election Assistance Commission, Arizona State University Pastor Center for Politics and Public Service, and Democracy Fund Voice are hosting the third annual Language Access for Voters Summit at the Newseum’s Knight Conference Center on Tuesday, July 24, 2018, in Washington, DC. As in years past, the event convenes state and local election officials, advocates and stakeholders from language communities to discuss critical issues of language accessibility. Speakers will share experiences and observations on efforts to serve voters with language needs. Panelists representing Asian American, Latino, American Indian, Alaskan Native, and additional language communities from across the country will discuss demographic changes, the Section 203 designation process, federal requirements under the Voter Rights Act, voluntary and proactive language assistance, as well as strategies for cost-effective services. Participants will also highlight how emerging trends in election administration, such as the spread of vote centers and new election technologies, are impacting language access. The summit aims to share information, as well as generate new understanding and appreciation between various stakeholder communities. When: July 24. Where: Washington, DC.

Election Sciences Reform and Administration (ESRA) — The conference brings together political scientists and other experts in election administration to develop rigorous empirical approaches to the study of how law and administrative procedures affect the quality of elections in the United States. Participants will identify major questions in the field, share new insights, foster collaboration between election administrators and election scientists, and connect senior and junior scholars. When: July 26 and 27. Where: University of Wisconsin-Madison.

National Election Security Summit — National, state and local election authorities will join officials from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, U.S. Election Assistance Commission, Elections Infrastructure — Information Sharing and Analysis Center, security professionals, election experts, and other industry leaders to learn and share tangible best practices. These security discussions will provide attendees useable steps to mitigate threats and vulnerabilities as election authorities gear up for the 2018 mid-term elections. This is an event designed for election officials and is not open to the public and space is limited. When: September 10-11. Where: St. Louis, Missouri.

Job Postings This Week

XI. Job Postings This Week
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Civic Data Research Fellow, Center for Technology and Civic Life — “What’s on my ballot?” is the number one question that voters look for online – but the answer to that question is harder to find than you might think. With nearly 8,000 offices responsible for running elections in America, the basic information that voters need to participate in elections is often poorly formatted and hard to find – if it’s online at all. At the Center for Technology and Civic Life, we think all voters should be able to find this information online, and we need your help! In 2016, our ballot data reached between one-third and one-half of all voters in the country, and we expect 2018 to be even bigger. We’re looking for a set of 2018 Civic Data Fellows to help us standardize the nation’s ballot information, so that all Americans can find information about what will be on their ballot in November. Civic Data Fellows will work closely with our Research Associates and Director of Civic Data to collect and standardize information about candidates and referenda from across the country. If you love democracy, researching obscure facts, and turning chaos into order, this is the job for you! Salary: $48,000. Application: For the complete job listing and to apply, click here.

Data Analysis & Outreach Fellow, Center for Technology and Civic Life— CTCL has conducted extensive research on the demographics of power in the United States through its partnership with the Reflective Democracy Campaign. Our groundbreaking analyses of the race and gender of elected officials and candidates across the country has been featured in national news and has shaped the way we talk about representation in the US. We’re looking to add a full-time Fellow to help make our data even more useful, so that the information and insights it contains can better be used to make our government more modern and reflective. Working with the Director of Civic Data and our external partners, the Data Analysis & Outreach Fellow will focus on improving, analyzing, and growing the use of our Reflective Democracy dataset. Examples of responsibilities include: Data research & analysis, data visualization and reporting, and organizing and outreach. Salary: $50,000-$60,000. Application: For the complete job listing and to apply, click here.

Data Quality Assurance Fellow, Center for Technology and Civic Life — CTCL’s Civic Data team creates and maintains nationwide datasets of candidate and elected officials, working with partners to ensure that everyone in America can answer basic questions about our democracy. Creating the datasets that power some of the most powerful civic information tools available is hard work. Consistently ensuring that these datasets are the best they can be is even harder. We’re looking for someone with a love of democracy (and a borderline-scary eye for detail) to help maintain and improve the civic information we and our partners provide to the public. Working with the Director of Civic Data, the Data Quality Assurance Fellow will work with our own data and with our partners to ensure the completeness and accuracy of the civic information available online. Examples of responsibilities include: Verifying civic information; sourcing political geographies; and implementing internal quality control systems. Salary: $50,000. Application: For the complete job listing and to apply, click here.

Deputy Registrar, Chesterfield County, Virginia — Chesterfield County’s Registrar’s Office is seeking a Deputy Registrar to perform work of considerable difficulty in directing the daily operations of the Registrar’s Office to include monitoring processes and procedures for compliance with state and federal voter registration laws and administrative operations of the department. Assumes the duties and responsibilities of the General Registrar in the Registrar’s absence. Monitors all voter registration activities for compliance with federal and state election laws, directives, and policies. Supervises the accurate and timely entry of voter registration or absentee applications into the Department of Elections database system. Answers questions and provides information to the public, candidates and political party representatives regarding election laws, rules and regulations, registration requirements and campaign filing requirements. Assist the General Registrar in directing the daily operations of the department to include developing policies and procedures and assisting in the development of long – range planning, budget preparation and monitoring expenditures. Supervises, trains, and evaluates the work of Assistant Registrars, as needed. Supervise Elections Manager; assist with election equipment programming; assist with officer of election training as necessary. Perform other work as required. Salary: $55,583-$94,914. Deadline: July 12. Application: For the complete job listing and to apply, click here.

Elections Manager, Chesterfield County, Virginia — Chesterfield County’s Registrar’s Office is seeking an Elections Manager to perform work of considerable difficulty in coordinating a variety of office and field activities in support of elections functions in Chesterfield County. Monitor changes in federal and state election laws, directives, and policies to determine impact upon election processes, procedures, and operations in Chesterfield County and make recommendations for implementation. Oversee and coordinate supply and equipment needs for polling places and supervise assembly and distribution. Locate and inspect polling sites ensuring federal, state, and local requirements and monitor compliance with official election procedures. Review complaints or questions about polling places; evaluate the locations’ accessibility problems, parking problems, or other possible deficiencies, and make recommendations on polling sites. Oversee ongoing testing of election equipment including equipment maintenance and inventory. Develop, update, maintain, and provide training for officers of election. Recruit, train, and direct the work of a large group of volunteers/officers of election. Supervise, train, and evaluate the work of staff. Perform other work as required. Deadline: July 12. Application: For the complete job listing and to apply, click here.

Elections Systems Coordinator, Richland County, South Carolina— The purpose of the class is to prepare specific computer programs and operations for each election held in Richland County which includes preparing the Election Definition, Hardware Preparation, Election Security, Equipment Testing, Tabulation, Election Reporting and certifying elections results. Review and file ballot preparation and distribute iVotronic Voting Machine to each precinct, order and provide election supplies, train elections workers, and provide Voter education programs to citizens and to coordinate all other aspects of elections. Application: For the complete job listing and to apply, click here.

Embedded System Software Engineer, Clear Ballot — Clear Ballot is looking for a talented Software Engineer who wants to bring their technical skills to bear on a hugely consequential problem. The successful candidate will build and enhance full software stack of highly available applications using primarily Python that interface with front-end web applications implemented in JavaScript and HTML5.  The application software deploys on OEM based hardware, with optical scanner, battery backup, and full touchscreen UI, running a custom configured version of Linux OS. The ideal candidate should have strong technical skills, solid understanding of developing for embedded systems, a good working knowledge of the Linux architecture, and software integration with OEM hardware devices. You will be working with a small team of highly skilled individuals to build and enhance a platform that is changing the elections industry. Application: For the complete job listing and to apply, click here.

Field Sales Director, Hart InterCivic — the Field Sales Director works primarily on the road and from a home office when he/she is not on business travel. The Field Sales Director is responsible for creating news sales with prospects and existing clients in a defined region. Today, this role is a single contributor and does not directly manage people.   This position will report to the VP of Sales. Application: For the complete job listing an to apply, click here.

Full Stack Principal Software Engineer, Clear Ballot— Clear Ballot is looking for an accomplished Principal Software Engineer who wants to bring their technical and leadership skills to bear on a hugely consequential problem: Bringing transparency to democratic elections. The successful candidate will have the ability to look at the bigger picture and deal with complex and competing requirements to design effective solutions. Extensive knowledge of and experience with large data structures and algorithms will be key. The backend implemented in Python and uses a SQL data base. The front end is implemented in JavaScript, Node.js and HTML5.  The ideal candidate should have strong technical and leadership skills and a good working knowledge of the latest concepts in security, performance, and resilience. You will be working with a small team of highly skilled individuals to build and enhance a platform that is changing the elections industry. Application: For the complete job listing and to apply, click here.

Full Stack Software Developer, Clear Ballot— Clear Ballot is looking for a talented Software Engineer who wants to bring their technical skills to bear on a hugely consequential problem. The successful candidate will build and enhance enterprise-level, highly available applications using primarily Python and MySQL that interface with frontend web applications implemented in JavaScript, Node.js and HTML5.  The ideal candidate should have strong technical skills and a good working knowledge of the latest concepts in performance, security and resilience. One of the hallmarks of our system is its emphasis on new visualization techniques made possible by sophisticated data structures that enable high-performance in a multi-user environment. You will be working with a small team of highly skilled individuals to build and enhance a platform that is changing the elections industry. Application: For the complete job listing and to apply, click here.

Full-Stack Software Engineer, Clear Ballot — Clear Ballot is looking for a talented Software Engineer who wants to bring their technical skills to bear on a hugely consequential problem – to modernize America’s voting systems and to bring transparency to democratic elections.  The successful candidate will build and enhance enterprise-level, highly available applications using primarily Python and MySQL that interface with frontend web applications implemented in JavaScript, Node.js and HTML5.  The ideal candidate should have strong technical skills and a good working knowledge of the latest concepts in performance, security and resilience. One of the hallmarks of our system is its emphasis on new visualization techniques made possible by sophisticated data structures that enable high-performance in a multi-user environment. You will be working with a small team of highly skilled individuals to build and enhance a platform that is changing the elections industry. Application: For the complete job listing and to apply, click here.

Hardware Engineer (Toronto, ON) – Dominion Voting Systems — Dominion Voting Systems is seeking a an experienced Hardware Engineer to join our team in Toronto, Ontario! This position will work in a fast paced engineering, design, development and technical support environment with many variables and challenges. This position will be accountable for provisioning of electronics and providing software and mechanical engineering support to new product development, manufacturing and field support teams. Salary: Negotiable base + bonus & benefits. Deadline: Open until filled. Application: For the complete job listing and to apply, click here.

Information Technology Specialist, Wake County, North Carolina — The Wake County Board of Elections is seeking an Information Technology Specialist to manage the certification and testing of election ballots and voting equipment. In this position you will develop, manage, and implement IT solutions for conducting elections while ensuring the security and integrity of certified election equipment including tabulators, voter assistance terminals, laptops, and elections software. You will be responsible for programming election contests, candidates, and generating official ballot designs to be used in elections. You will also tabulate, verify, and report election results using certified election software and systems. You will manage the programming, testing, and deployment of voting equipment prior to each election. You will train and manage staff and technicians to assist you in your mission. You will work as part of a team to develop a robust framework to support the various IT needs of the Board of Elections office and at official voting sites. Finally, you will be a key member in various elections-related administrative projects. Salary: $50,440 – $70,616 commensurate with experience. Deadline: open until filled. Application: For the complete job listing and to apply, click here.

Inside Sales Representative, Runbeck — to support our desired growth and market expansion, we continue to hire outstanding talent in multiple departments. We are looking for highly motivated, dedicated and talented individuals who will be able to contribute significantly to the success of the company while receiving great opportunities for professional growth and financial benefits. Responsibilities include: Contact potential or existing customers to inform them about a product or service; ability to present solution and its value to a prospect over the phone; answer questions about products or the company; ask questions to understand customer requirements and close sales; enter and update customer information in the database; keep records of calls and sale and note useful information in the CRM; process orders in an accurate manner; and go the “extra mile” to meet sales quota and facilitate future sales. Application: In order to apply, please send a resume to Tammy White: twhite@runbeck.net.

Manager, Voter Registration Division, Richland County, South Carolina— the purpose of the class is to plan, manage and supervise the Voter Registration Division of the Board of the Board of Elections and Voter Registration office; to oversee daily division operations, ensuring accurate implementation of all voter registration procedures as established by laws and regulations; to perform all duties to facilitate the voter registration process; to ensure the lawful conduct of all elections; and to ensure integrity and accuracy of all election activities and tabulations. Supervises subordinate staff; supervisory duties include instructing, planning and assigning work, reviewing work, maintaining standards, coordinating activities, selecting new personnel, acting on employee problems, recommending and approving employee discipline and discharge, and recommending employee transfers, promotions and salary increases. Reviews the work of subordinates for completeness and accuracy; evaluates work performance and makes recommendations for improvement; offers training, advice and assistance as needed. Assists the Executive Director directly and indirectly in the supervision of the daily operations and functions of the office and/or any satellite offices to include but not limited to directing, instructing, assigning, reviewing, and planning work of full time and temporary staff; maintaining standards, coordinating activities, providing and allocating resources, responding to problems/complaints/inquiries, and monitoring execution of proper laws, regulations, procedures, and customer service. This class works within broad policy and organizational guidelines and does independent planning and implementation, reporting progress of major activities through periodic conferences and meetings. Performs duties and responsibilities of the Voter Registration Division in the absence of the Executive Director. Application: For the complete job listing and to apply, click here.

Python Developer, Clear Ballot — Clear Ballot seeks a talented python developer in the Boston area to assume responsibility for an existing suite of python scripts to create files for use with ClearVote(TM) digital voting system. Job responsibilities: Maintain and enhance existing python scripts that read PDF formatted ballot styles and produce the files needed by ClearVote (TM) digital voting system to tabulate said ballot; Run existing python scripts to generate marked test ballots for use in testing ClearVote(TM); Develop and execute test plans to guarantee ClearVote tabulates marked ballots correctly; Expand PDF parsing capabilities as new customer’s ballot styles are introduced; Leverage analytics you gather to improve performance through script and/or hardware changes; Must perform these duties within aggressive timelines that often require working outside of normal business hours. Application: For the complete listing and to apply, click here.

Registrar of Voters, Sacramento County, California— The County of Sacramento is seeking a dynamic individual with an extensive background in election services as well as a proven ability to establish and maintain collaborative, professional relationships with external and internal agency officials and elections staff. Ideal candidates are hands-on, strategic managers who have proven leadership ability to effectively manage an established team to achieve set goals. The County is looking for a self-driven and enthusiastic leader with solid experience as Director of Elections. The Director must be personable and approachable and work well with individuals at all levels of the organization. Ideal candidates are experienced leaders who can hold staff accountable while promoting teamwork and cultivating an environment of mutual respect. Successful candidates will exemplify personal integrity and dedication to public service as well as to the integrity of the elections process. Additionally, successful candidates will have exceptional interpersonal and communication skills. The Registrar of Voters will be a non- partisan, self-directed and result-oriented leader with extensive experience managing elections processes. Highly qualified candidates will have extensive, in-depth management experience working with local agencies on consolidated elections and coordinating external elections officials to broadcast and roll out new major law requirements. Salary: $138928-$153,171. Deadline: July 20. Application. For the complete job listing and to apply, click here.

Senior Software Developer, Runbeck— Runbeck Election Services is looking for full stack enthusiasts who are comfortable tackling end-to-end and enjoy building products that solve big problems and delight customers. We’re a collaborative team who knows how to get things done (Lone Rangers need not apply). We believe that small teams focused on shipping software move the fastest and make the most impact. The ideal candidate for this position has extensive back end skills (C#, MVC, ASP.Net, SQL Server) paired with solid web and desktop skills (IIS, JavaScript, HTML 5, CSS, jQuery, WPF, Win Forms). Must have a solid grasp of our basic toolset (Jira, Visual Studio). Willing to learn new plug-ins and IDE enhancements in order to boost your productivity and are excited to introduce us to new tooling experiences that have worked for you in the past. You bring discipline and care about implementation practices. You are familiar with Agile/Scrum processes, practice common design patterns, embrace clean coding principles, and employ many other techniques in an effort to bring a high level of software craftsmanship to your finished product. Application: In order to apply, please send a resume to Tammy White: twhite@runbeck.net.

Software Product Specialist (Chicago, IL) – Dominion Voting Systems — Dominion Voting Systems is seeking a data-savvy and passionate Software Product Specialist to join our team in Chicago, IL! This position is responsible for the precise data entry and formatting of election information for our customers in order to style, proof, and finalize ballots which are utilized in elections. This position requires a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail as well as experience with Microsoft Excel including formulas and macros. Salary: Negotiable base + bonus & benefits. Deadline: Open until filled. Application: For the complete job listing and to apply, click here.

Systems Engineer, Clear Ballot — We are looking for a talented Systems Engineer who has both a technical and services/support background which enables them to quickly assess customer needs and offer value to Clear Ballot’s customers. The Systems Engineer will gain a deep understanding of how Clear Ballot’s products operate and their optimal configuration to build a streamlined installation process of the Clear Vote election system. The ideal candidate for this position can prioritize mission critical tasks and coordinate the implementation and expansion of our systems. They will be able to work directly with customers, display innovation, think conceptually and act tactically to build consensus around system installation and enhancement and meet deadlines. Application: For the complete job listing and to apply, click here.

Systems Manager(Chicago, IL) – Dominion Voting Systems — Dominion Voting Systems is seeking a tech-savvy, customer focused Systems Manager to join our team in Chicago, IL! This position will be responsible for the readiness of Dominion’s voting systems to perform properly in the assigned jurisdictions which includes defining the functionality of the D-Suite system, monitoring the development of the system in accordance with the required functionality, and managing its testing and preparation for delivery to the market. Salary: Negotiable base + bonus & benefits. Deadline: Open until filled. Application: For the complete job listing and to apply, click here.

Systems Specialist – Advanced Field Support (Toronto, ON) – Dominion Voting Systems — Dominion Voting Systems is seeking an experienced & passionate Systems Specialist – Advanced Field Support to join our team in Toronto, Ontario! This position provides highly skilled and technical support in the testing, implementing and triaging of election systems both pre and post deployment. This includes providing functionality requirements of the system, monitoring the development of the system in accordance with the required functionality, and participating in its testing and preparation for delivery to the market. Salary: Negotiable base + bonus & benefits. Deadline: Open until filled. Application: For the complete job listing and to apply, click here.

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