electionline Weekly

December 6, 2018

December 6, 2018

In Focus This Week

What’s next for elections and cybersecurity
Training, assessing, planning

By M. Mindy Moretti
electionline.org

Despite months (years) of worry, the 2018 election has come and gone without a whiff of hacking or foreign interference.

In the days following the election, Charles Stewart, III who runs the MIT Election Data & Science Lab reported that voters surveyed following the election were 68 percent either very or somewhat confident that local officials had taken adequate steps to secure the election. That was up 15 percentage points since June.

With public confidence high in election security and no reports of any cybersecurity incidents during the 2018 election, how should state and local elections officials be focusing their attention in preparation for 2020?

We asked some of the leaders in the elections cybersecurity field what they will be doing for the next two years and what they would recommend state and local officials focus on as well.

Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency

Matt Masterson with the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (a division of the U.S. Department of Homeland Security) said that election officials CISA has worked with and talked to recognize that the risks posed to election systems are not going away and are going to adapt and increase.

After each election most offices take some time to evaluate what went well, what didn’t and how they can get better, Masterson said. As they prepare to conduct that after action report he would encourage them to take stock of their cyber posture.

“Take a full inventory of their systems (every office should have a complete understanding of what systems they have in their office, who owns them, how old they are, and how they are configured and managed), understand their network architecture, review and update their cyber incident response plan, update aging systems, ensure regular and consistent patching of systems, etc. The good news is that DHS/CISA has resources to help support them as they conduct this review.”

CISA can scan their outward facing systems with its remote cyber hygiene scans, conduct a cyber-security resilience review or review their network architecture. All of these services are free and prioritized for election officials!

Masterson said CISA will continue to work to support state and local officials by regularly sharing threat information. In addition, a priority for 2019 is to share information and educate funders, state and local appropriators, on the election risk environment and the real need for regular and consistent funding and resource allocation for election offices.

“We are currently working with all fifty states and over fourteen hundred local jurisdictions. We are proud of that level of partnership and engagement but recognize we have a lot more work to do. We know we need to continue to work with states to ensure information and services are reaching their local election officials, particularly in midsized and small localities. Through projects like the “last mile” poster project and outreach from the EI-ISAC we are hopeful that the election sector will remain our fastest growing sector,” Masterson said.

Additionally, he noted, CISA is excited to build on the work it’s done with the GCC and SCC to understand the scope and nature of the risks to elections and have more in-depth conversations about some of the harder issues in this sector, these include items such as getting to 100 percent auditability by 2020 and improving the efficiency and effectiveness of audits, supply chain management, and patching of election systems.

Center for Internet Security

Complacency. Ben Spear, director of the Elections Infrastructure Information Sharing and Analysis Center (EI-ISAC) is worried about complacency.

“Complacency is always a risk,” Spear said. “Just because there wasn’t an issue this cycle doesn’t mean there aren’t going to be issues in the future. But the election officials I spoke to seem to believe that.”

Spear said he expects cybersecurity to remain a top concern for elections officials in the next two years, but that for many, it’s now part of their job instead something “new” in addition the other election administration duties they have. He said he’s been cheered to see that so many of the newly elected elections officials have already been reaching out to EI-ISAC.

He said that in the next few months and years it’s vitally important that state and local elections officials continue to focus on training, citing some of the trainings offered by the U.S. Election Assistance Commission, Department of Homeland Security and others. He stressed the importance of building a base knowledge in cybersecurity before then moving on to more detailed training.

In addition to training, Spear said a top priority for all elections officials should be assessing their risk.

“You can’t start to fix something until you do an assessment,” Spear said encouraging officials to get and use CIS’ assessment tool and handbook. “That assessment tool allows you to frame where you stand and where you need to go.”

As for CIS, Spear said the organization will continue to be engaged with counties and states and work with organizations like the National Association of Secretaries of State and National Association of State Election Directors.

“We’re still somewhat drying the ink ourselves and doing some look back at how things went and what we want to do going forward,” Spear said. One thing that is important to me is going forward beyond the Handbook with a roadmap. We only had 7-8 months with the Handbook, now we’ve got two years to really help people formulate their roadmaps.”

And if you aren’t already signed up for the EI-ISAC (What?!? You aren’t?!?!), get signed up as soon as possible.

Defending Digital Democracy Project

According to Robby Mook, senior fellow  and Mari Dugas, project coordinator cybersecurity is an evolving challenge and that vigilance is the price of success.

“…[T]o stop paying attention now will most certainly mean something bad happens next time,” Mook and Dugas said. “We’ve seen great momentum from state and local elections officials on issues of cybersecurity though, so we hope that continues to be a priority.”

For their part, during the next two years, D3P will continue to be focused on resilience and training. The D3P team is assisting states who are conducting their own table top exercises as a way to expand cybersecurity training to a broader group of election officials.

“The 2016 election began to create more of an awareness of election cybersecurity, and the goal now is to keep that momentum going. To that end, we are encouraging our partners at the state and local level to continue to train their staffs in cybersecurity best practices and develop strong incident response communication plans,” explained Mook and Dugas.

Mook and Douglas said that it’s important for state and local elections officials to focus on cybersecurity basics and those basics should not be underestimated.

“We include our top 10 recommendations in our State and Local Election Cybersecurity Playbook, they explained. “However, as more is happening around elections on social media platforms, having an incident response communications plan in place is also a critical component of security.”

Center for Democracy and Technology

“…[I]n the wake of 2018 I am a bit worried that because there were no serious attacks that people might become complacent or not consider it an urgent area on which we need to seek continuous improvement,” said Joseph Lorenzo Hall, chief technologist at CDT.

Hall said it’s important to remember that just like in finance, “past performance is no indication of future results.”

“Election security is going to require continual improvement because we’ll never know when we’re a juicy target for someone, and the attack methods those malicious attackers use will only improve over time, so must we,” Hall said.

To that end, he had some recommendations for what state and local officials should spend their time doing over the coming months. He said it’s not that much different than before 2018: two-factor authentication, good password/credential management, and DDOS attack protection.

“In the longer term, it’s going to be important to move to systems that cannot run malware (e.g., Chromebooks for staff) and moving election information systems to regional or county data centers where concentrating the security needs of a number of local entities can help them leverage their capacity to better focus the limited resources they do have for cybersecurity,” Hall said.

Hall also said that it will be important for election officials to demand support in precinct-based voting systems for risk-limiting audits.

As for things outside the voting system, Hall said security experts and elections officials will have to start cultivating a culture of security across the election ecosystem.

“Just as certain kinds of election staff can specialize in larger jurisdictions, we will need to have election officials understand that they will need to have good security expertise on staff or they will need to be able to think through these issues themselves and make decisions that can protect them given their level of operations.”

For example, he said, it makes much more sense for a small jurisdiction to use office suites like Microsoft Office 365 and Google’s GSuite then to try and run their own office software that they would have to update, etc.

“We’ll want to have a sense of what it looks like to be a mature election cybersecurity operation and various levels of capability. That requires larger jurisdictions having meetings of their election cybersecurity people and people like us in civil society and elsewhere being able to translate the learning happening there to the smaller jurisdictions,” Hall said.

 

Federal-State Updates

This week, in a meeting that lasted about a minute, the Senate Rules Committee approved the nominations of Donald Palmer and Benjamin Hovland to the U.S. Election Assistance Commission.

According to The Hill, Senate Rules Committee Chairman Roy Blunt (R-Missouri.) told reporters after the meeting that he believes that both nominees will move through the Senate together, and appeared hopeful that leadership will bring them up for a vote soon.

“Whatever it takes to get that commission to where it actually can function,” Blunt told The Hill.

 

Election News This Week

Voting Machine Update: Now that the 2018 election all but in the books, many states and counties are looking ahead and considering the purchase of new voting equipment. In Pennsylvania, Gov. Tom Wolf (D) has mandated that all counties purchase new equipment to include an auditable paper trail in time for 2020. Many counties have expressed concerns about their ability to pay for the new equipment. Senate Republican Whip John Gordner (Columbia County) wants to require legislative approval to replace the machines and set up a commission to hold public hearings. In Louisiana, when issued and then rescinded a bid to purchase new voting equipment, it appears that the process to get new equipment may be stalled with no time to resume the process. In Ohio, $104.5 million in state money is available for counties to purchase new voting equipment. Many counties are already working on selecting the new equipment and hosting public previews.

North Carolina District 9 Update: Last week, the North Carolina State Board of Elections refused to certify (twice) the U.S. Congressional District 9 race citing ballot irregularities. While the board is continuing its investigation, it seems that Bladen and Robeson counties had about 3,400 absentee ballots that were not returned, yet it seems that at least some of those ballots were harvested by campaign workers. Officials in both Robeson and Bladen said they had expressed concerns to the SBOE previously about individuals turning in large amounts of ballots. While the SBOE is conducting their own investigation, local reporters have been tirelessly working the issue. During all of this, the Chairman of the North Carolina State Board of Elections, Andy Penry resigned and Bladen County Elections Directory Cynthia Shaw has stepped down.

This is a good doggo. The Lehigh County, Pennsylvania Government Center was briefly evacuated this week after Nevie, the bomb-sniffing dog cued in on packages containing voter registration documents. Nevie, a 3-year-old German shepherd smelled the packages three times and each time she sat down indicating she detected explosives. According to The Morning Call, the building was partially evacuated and the packages inspected. Turns out the packages were mailed by a Northampton County employee who had been deer hunting recently and had trace amount of gunpowder on this hands that transferred to the packages. 13/10 get that good doggo an “I Voted” sticker.

And speaking of “I Voted” stickers, three cheers for St. Tammany Parish, Louisiana Clerk of the Courts Melissa Henry who didn’t let state budget problems interfere with her voters’ ability to get “I Voted” stickers during the December runoff. For about $842 Henry created and printed 50,000 stickers. “I tried to personalize them for our parish,” Henry told The New Orleans Advocate. “Whatever I can do to encourage people to get out and vote.”

A special shout out to Brevard County Supervisor of Elections Lori Scott’s office that donated 425 pounds of non-perishable food to a local Christmas food drive. This year’s donation brings the nine-year donation amount to 3,100 pounds of food. “Each year I have been touched by the outpouring of support from my staff and others in the community who have chosen to give to help those in need,” Scott told Space Coast Daily.

Personnel News: Emily Uhlenhake is retiring as the Paddock Lake, Wisconsin clerk. Karen A. Yarbrough has been sworn in as the new Cook County, Illinois clerk. Linda Pyell is retiring as the Stark County, Illinois clerk. Steven Chaffin has resigned from the Marion County, Ohio board of elections. Florida Gov. Rick Scott (R) has suspended Broward County Supervisor of Elections Brenda Snipes (D) and replaced her with Peter Antonacci (R). Jennifer Gossick has been appointed clerk of Wisconsin Rapids, Wisconsin. Republican Brad Raffensperger has been elected Georgia secretary of state. Several Colorado county clerks chose not to seek re-election in 2018 and will be retiring soon. Those include Bent County Clerk Patti Nickell, Otero County Clerk Sharon Sisnroy and Crowley County Clerk Lucile Nichols. Siskiyou County, California Clerk Colleen Setzer is retiring after 20 years as clerk and 38 years as a county employee. Bill Gardner has been re-elected as New Hampshire’s secretary of state. Matthew Dunlap was re-elected as Maine’s secretary of state.

 

Legislative Updates

Federal Legislation: Sens. Amy Klobuchar (D-Minnesota) and Dan Sullivan (R-Alaska) have introduced a bipartisan bill to create a program within the State Department to share information with U.S. global allies about election security. According to The Hill, The measure would establish a way for the United States and other countries to share information on the best practices for administering elections, such as combating disinformation campaigns and conducting post-election audits. The bill is a companion to similar bipartisan legislation passed by the House earlier this year.

Florida: State Sen. Darryl Rouson (D-St. Petersburg) said he plans to file a bill that would create process for how the voting rights of around 1.5 million ex-felons will be restored beginning on January 8.

Kentucky: State Sen. Reginald Thomas (D-Lexington) plans to introduce two pieces of election legislation. One bill would allow for early voting in the Commonwealth on the three Saturdays before the election. He also is proposing a bill that would lower the voting age in all local elections to 16.

Michigan: The Senate Elections and Government Reform Committee on Wednesday passed bills designed to help implement and clarify Proposal 3, which expanded voting access for Michiganders.

Nevada: Assembly Bill 50 for the 2019 legislative session would make it state law to have all local elections in even years. A similar bill failed in 2015.

New York: The New York City Council has approved a bill that requires the Department of Corrections to inform individuals released from a city jail that their voting rights have been reinstated. The notification must be in writing and DOC must also offer every released individual a voter registration from.

Also in New York City, Councilmembers Mark Treyger and Justin Brannan are working on separate pieces of legislation that would increase the number of interpreters permitted at polling sites and an increase in the number of languages recognized by the board of elections.

North Carolina: By a 67-40 vote, the House has approved Senate Bill 824 that sets the rules for the voter-approved photo ID amendment.

Wisconsin: A 141-page plan from the state’s Republican Party that among other things seeks to weaken the power of the incoming Democratic governor would also restrict early voting to two weeks. The legislation was approved and now moves to Gov. Scott Walker’s desk for his signature.

Legal Updates

Connecticut: Preston Democratic Registrar Cheryl Roberts has requested a civil protection order against form Republican Registrar Norman Gauthier. Roberts alleges that Gauthier continues to closely monitor her and question her work including remaining in the poll workers’ area of Town Hall after the polls closed on election night.

Also in Connecticut Superior Court Judge Barbara Bellis has barred the secretary of state from certifying the winner in Stratford’s election for the state house.

Georgia: In a settlement approved by a federal judge, Georgia elections officials consented to lift restrictions on who may serve as a language interpreter for voters who need assistance at the polls. According to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, the settlement invalidates a Georgia law that said voters in state elections could only use interpreters who are close family members, caretakers or voters registered in the same precinct.

Also in Georgia, a federal judge approved a consent order between Secretary of State Robyn Crittenden and state Democrats that allows the counting of absentee ballots that arrive after the December 4 runoff as long as they are postmarked by December 4.

Indiana: According to the Northwest Indiana Times, Kathy Kozuszek, the Democrat representative in the Porter County Voter Registration Office, has filed a lawsuit in U.S. District Court claiming her fight for overtime pay led to the voter registration office being stripped of its responsibilities to run elections. Instead, she contends, the responsibility was put into the hands of the Porter County clerk. Kozuszek names the county, Porter County Election Board, Porter County Clerk Karen Martin and Porter County Election Board Chairman David Bengs as defendants in the lawsuit.

Iowa: Polk County District Court Judge Scott Beattie has ordered Winneshiek County auditor to work with the U.S. Postal Service to try and read barcode data on 33 ballot envelopes in a contested House race.

New Jersey: Superior Court Judge Peter Bariso has ordered a recount of the mail-in and provisional ballots in the November Bayonne board of education race.

Tech Thursday

Maryland: A report published by the Department of Homeland Security concluded that the Maryland elections systems hosted by a vendor with financial ties to an ally of Russian President Vladimir Putin were not compromised. According to StateScoop, The investigation, conducted by the Hunt and Incident Response Team from DHS’s National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center, found no unauthorized access or statistical anomalies in network activity that would suggest malicious behavior.

Opinions This Week

National Opinions: Voting invention | Voter suppression | Obstacles to voting | Ranked choice voting | Vote by mail

Florida: Election reform | Signature matches

Georgia: Missing votes | Secretary of state

Indiana: Election reform

Iowa: Ex-felon voting rights, II

Louisiana: Secretary of state race

Maine: Well-run elections | Ranked-choice voting, II, III | Election confidence

Michigan: Secretary of state

New Hampshire: Secretary of state, II, III

New York: Election laws

North Carolina: Election threat | Election fraud

Ohio: List maintenance, II

Oklahoma: Poll workers

Pennsylvania: Election code | Ex-felon voting rights

South Carolina: Election fraud

Texas: List maintenance

Virginia: Polling places

Wisconsin: Voting rights

FVAP Input

New voter registration/ballot request and back-up ballot forms on Federal Register now

The current draft Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) and Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot (FWAB) forms are available for review and comment on the Federal Register until January 22 at regulations.gov.

The Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act (UOCAVA) requires that the Federal Voting Assistance Program (FVAP) prescribe two standard federal forms. Both forms require review and public comment every three years. The FPCA (SF-76), can be used to register to vote, request an absentee ballot and update contact information, while the FWAB (SF-186) serves as a backup ballot if the voter doesn’t receive a requested ballot in time.

FVAP leveraged feedback from voters and election officials to update the forms to clarify their use and requirements.

The revised forms simplify instructions for voters and include:

  • Clarification of National Guard classification for use of the form.
  • Alterations to the list of states requiring additional information.
  • Clarification of registration and ballot request instructions.
  • Form usability is an essential part of the redesign process. To help ensure the form is easy and intuitive from a voter’s perspective, please download and complete it as if you were registering to vote, requesting an absentee ballot or voting the FWAB. Provide usability comments via the links below.

To view the FPCA Federal Register Notice:

https://www.regulations.gov/document?D=DOD-2018-OS-0092-0001

To view the Draft FPCA Form:

https://www.regulations.gov/docket?D=DOD-2018-OS-0092

To view the FWAB Federal Register Notice:

https://www.regulations.gov/document?D=DOD-2018-OS-0091-0001

To view the Draft FWAB Form:

https://www.regulations.gov/docket?D=DOD-2018-OS-0091

To submit comments and suggestions online: Comments and usability feedback should be submitted on the Federal eRulemarking Portal using the links above or https://www.regulations.gov by January 22, 2019.

Submit comments and usability feedback by mail at the address below by January 19, 2019:

Department of Defense
Office of the Chief Management Officer
Directorate for Oversight and Compliance
4800 Mark Center Drive, Mailbox #24 Suite 08D09
Alexandria, VA 22350-1700

Please do not send comments directly to FVAP.

 

Upcoming Events

International Association of Government Officials — IGO’s 2019 mid-winter conference “Educate-Elevate-Energize-Engage” theme underscores the critical importance of IGO’s ongoing commitment to its members. The opening Keynote Speaker will be Frank Kitchen and his “I LIVE FRESH!” The Five Step Recipe for Being a Difference Maker and Life Changer presentation as well as a joint workshop, “IT’S OK TO PLAY” Gaming Your Way to a Positive Culture. We will once again offer CPL educational courses, division specific education, joint education sessions, committee meetings, team building activities and business partner workshops. Where: Irvine, California. When: January

Joint Election Officials Liaison Conference (JEOLC) —The Election Center’s Joint Election Officials Liaison Conference (JEOLC) will be held in Arlington, Virginia, January 10-11, 2019. Watch this space for more details and agendas.

National Association of State Election Directors — The NASED Winter Conference will be held in Washington DC, February 1-4, 2019. Watch this space for more details about agendas and registration.

National Association of Secretaries of State — The NASS Winter Conference will be held in Washington, DC, February 1-4, 2019. Watch this space for more details about agendas and registration.

Election Center Special Workshop — The Election Center will hold a special workshop that will include: Course 7 (Facilitating Voter Participation); Course 8 (Implementation of New Programs); and Renewal Course 31 (Election Storytelling ). Where: Birmingham, Alabama. When: February 25-26.

Election Center Special Workshop —The Election Center will hold a special workshop that will include: Course 9 (Enfranchisement, Enhancement, Enforcement ); Course 10 (Constitution, Courts & Cases to 1965); and Renewal Course 14 (Crisis Management). Where: Virginia Beach. When: April 24-28.

International Association of Government Officials — IGO’s 2019 Annual Conference will be held in Houston, Texas, July 11-17. Watch this space for more details about agendas and registration.

National Association of Counties — NACo’s 2019 Annual Conference will be held in Clark County (Las Vegas), Nevada July 11-15, 2019. Watch this space for more details about agendas and registration.

National Association of State Election Directors — The NASED Summer Conference will be held in Austin, Texas, July 14-16, 2019. Watch this space for more details about agendas and registration.

Job Postings This Week

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Certification Manager (Denver, CO) – Dominion Voting Systems — Dominion Voting Systems is seeking a Certification Manager to join our team in Denver, CO! This position is a cross -functional leader playing a key role in managing certification efforts for Dominion Voting products. In this role, you will act as a representative of the company with State and Federal certification officials, test labs, and other key internal and external stakeholders throughout the certification process. Application: For the complete job listing and to apply, click here.

Clerk-Recorder Services Specialist, Contra Costa County California — The Contra Costa County Clerk-Recorder is currently recruiting for the position of Clerk-Recorder Services Specialist, located in the Recorder’s Division of the Clerk-Recorder-Elections Department, in downtown Martinez, CA. The Clerk-Recorder Services Specialist is a lead technical position assigned to one of the specialized units of the Recorder’s Division: Recording, Clerk Services, Imaging/Indexing and Archive/Warehouse Services.  This position performs the most complex and technical support activities associated with the day-to-day operations of the Clerk-Recorder Division; provides lead direction to Clerk-Recorder Division personnel, including Clerk-Recorder Services Technicians, clerical and temporary staff. Salary: $51,772.20 – $62,929.32. Deadline: December 7. 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 and to apply, click here.

Full Stack Architect / Senior Software Engineer, Clear Ballot— Clear Ballot is looking for an accomplished, Boston MA based Architect/Senior 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 implement new products and features under tight deadlines. You will be using primarily Python and MySQL that interface with front-end web applications implemented in JavaScript 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 — 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 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.

General Counsel, Campaign Legal Center— CLC’s General Counsel provides advice and guidance regarding legal issues involving the organization’s work and operations. This includes advising on best ethics practices, legal compliance with applicable laws and advising on risk management. CLC’s General Counsel will also serve as a senior litigator in the Voting Rights & Redistricting programs which engage in litigation around the country, both to ensure the constitutional implementation of existing laws and to defend new reforms against legal challenges. CLC also participates in trial and appellate cases through friend-of-the-court briefs, engages in educational efforts (such as know-your-rights trainings) and provides legislative drafting assistance to legislatures and organizations seeking to improve election law. Application: For the complete job listing and to apply, click here.

IT Security Administrator (Denver) – Dominion Voting is looking for an IT Security Administrator to join our IT team in Denver, Colorado! We are looking for a security minded individual who can perform both day-to-day technical management and maintenance of IT security programs, and who can also strategically assess and enhance the overall IT security enterprise-wide. Application: For the complete job listing and to apply, click here.

Project Manager (Austin, TX) – Hart InterCivic — Hart InterCivic is looking for a project manager to work with our Professional Services Team.  The project manager oversees the deployment of voting systems and training to both existing and new Hart customers. The ideal candidate has experience in the elections industry, is PMP certified, and is motivated to achieve success for our customers with initiative.  Travel up to 80 percent. Reports to the Manager of Professional Services. Application: For the complete job listing and to apply, click here.

Regional Sales Manager, Clear Ballot— The Regional Sales Manager (RSM) position will represent Clear Ballot in a designated territory to engage prospective customers, educate them on the value of partnering with Clear Ballot, and close New Business. This position is a Hunter. The RSM will be responsible for managing and growing their assigned territory and meeting quarterly and annual sales goals. Previous sales experience in high growth organizations is a plus. RSM’s will be responsible for understanding the Clear Ballot portfolio and effectively communicating the value we bring to the market. Measures of success include: high levels of sales activity, regular and consistent reporting and communication of progress, progress toward quarterly and annual quota attainment, and overcoming obstacles to get the job done. We currently have open positions in Florida and Boston. Application: For the complete job listing and to apply, click here.

Sales Engineer, Clear Ballot — Our Sales and Marketing team is looking for a seasoned, hardworking and energetic Sales Engineer with proven experience and a passion for selling technology solutions. This role is responsible for being the primary technical resource for our sales force while also actively driving and managing the technology evaluation stage of the sales process. You will be required to have an in-depth technical knowledge of Clear Ballot’s Clear Vote suite and demonstrating the product capabilities to prospective customers. The ideal candidate must also be able to identify and provide reliable solutions for all technical issues to assure complete customer satisfaction. Measures of success include new customer acquisition rates, renewal rates, upselling, cross-selling, customer satisfaction and contribution to overall sales team and new customer success Application: For the complete job listing and to apply, click here.

Senior Researcher, Public Policy Evaluation Research, Fors Marsh Group — FMG is hiring for a researcher on the Public Policy Evaluation team which serves to address public concerns and promote the quality of the community. This is done through a) articulating the public’s needs, b) conducting rigorous evaluation to assess how these needs are being met, and c) working with our clients to improve these programs and policies. This job is best suited for an individual who enjoys research, has experience leading research team, possesses excellent attention to detail, continuously strives to learn and develop, and prefers working in a cooperative environment. Application: For the complete job listing and to apply, click here.

Senior Software Developer (Toronto) – Dominion Voting is searching for an experienced and passionate Senior Software Developer to join our team in Toronto! These positions will be responsible for providing high-level technical expertise in design development, coding, testing and debugging new software or significant enhancements to existing software for our customers. You will work on a variety of our product lines and you may act as team leader on less complex projects and assists in training/mentoring less experienced software development staff. Application: For the complete job listing and to apply, click here.

Software Developer III (Toronto) – Dominion Voting is searching for an experienced and passionate Software Developer III to join our team in Toronto! These positions will be responsible for providing high-level technical expertise in design development, coding, testing and debugging new software or significant enhancements to existing software for our customers. You will work on a variety of our product lines and you may act as team leader on less complex projects and assists in training/mentoring less experienced software development staff. Application: For the complete job listing and to apply, click here.

Software Product Specialist II (Phoenix, AZ) – Dominion Voting Systems — Dominion Voting Systems is seeking a Software Product Specialist II to join our team in Phoenix, AZ! This position will be responsible for delivering a wide variety of technical and non-technical customer support services related to the implementation, operation, repair, maintenance and upgrades of Dominion Voting Systems technology products. Application: For the complete job listing and to apply, click here.

Staff Editor, Brennan Center for Justice— the Brennan Center seeks an experienced and confident Staff Editor to play a key role in our growing editorial team. The Staff Editor will work closely with the Director of Editorial Strategy in shaping the Brennan Center’s revamped online content strategy, ensuring that we respond quickly to news developments and helping to position us as a leading voice on the issues of democracy and the Constitution that are currently at the center of the national conversation. 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.

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