electionline Weekly

January 3, 2019

January 3, 2019

In Focus This Week

Exit Interview: Minnesota’s Gary Poser
After almost 30 years in elections, “Competent Bureaucrat” is ready to retire

Being called a “Competent Bureaucrat” by a major media outlet might not sound like a compliment, but it is something outgoing Minnesota Director of Elections Gary Poser is proud of.

And now, after almost 30 years as a “competent bureaucrat” working in the field of elections, Poser is ready to become a most excellent retiree.

Before becoming director of elections in 2007, Poser had more than 17 years of elections experience working in Anoka, Hennepin and Washington counties in Minnesota. He has served on the U.S. Election Assistance Commission’s Standards Board, chair of ERIC and in numerous executive roles in the National Association of State Elections Directors.

“It’sbeen an honor to work with Gary over the years as part of Minnesota’s top-notch election team. It will be hard to imagine the state election office without him – but I know how much he loves his home state and I have no doubt he will absolutely enjoy his retirement,” said Doug Chapin, director of elections research at Fors Marsh Group and University of Minnesota instructor. “Hopefully he won’t be a stranger, but if I ever need to find him I can always consult the Pierz High School football schedule!”

Congratulations and good luck Gary!

Why have you decided to retire at this time?
Because I am eligible to! I’ve completed participating in 17 state general election cycles, which includes 3 statewide recounts and 3 redistricting periods – I’m ready to retire!

What are you most proud of during your time in Minnesota elections?
Being able to serve the voters of Minnesota, who continually turnout in high numbers is something I’m very proud of.  There are so many other things from implementing online voter registration, online absentee applications, joining ERIC, expanding absentee and mail ballot modules in our statewide voter registration system, etc.  Obviously surviving the 2008 U.S. Senate Recount was a major accomplishment and actually resulted in the St. Paul Pioneer Press labeling me as a “Competent Bureaucrat” in an article about the upcoming Governor’s recount in 2010.  I don’t know of any other state employee being declared “competent” by a major newspaper, so I’ll go with that as what I’m most proud of.

Is there anything you were not able to accomplish as director of elections that you really wish you had?
There is always a long list of potential computer-type projects one would like to see accomplished that never quite make it up the priority list based on resources and needing to implement required changes due to law changes first, etc.  More mobile optimization of our election night reporting website would probably be high on that list.

Minnesota usually ranks at or near the top of the nation in voter turnout–do you feel some responsibility for that? Is there (self-imposed) pressure to stay #1?

I think there is self-imposed pride in wanting to stay # 1.  The quality of the candidates to make races close and the legal framework of how our elections work are big factors of turnout that are not in our administrative control.  Making sure the we are enacting the laws as they do exist in ways that ease the administrative burdens of our local election officials and making the voter’s experience in the polling place or when voting absentee as positive as possible are the things we can do well so that voter’s continue to return regularly.

We can take responsibility for that part, but “we” includes my staff here at the Office of the Secretary of State as well as all the local election officials who work hard to make that happen.

What’s your advice to election officials caught in the middle of fierce, partisan legislative fights like the Minnesota saw on voter ID in 2012?
I think the best election officials can do is to be transparent and fair in how they administer the elections.  The partisan fights need to stay in the political arena and not be brought into how the election itself is administered.  Keep your head down and out of the line of fire.

You began your career at the county level before moving on to the state, how important do you think that is, for someone to work in local elections before moving on to the state level, either in the secretary of state’s office or as the chief elections official?
I think there is a difference between it being helpful versus being important.  Having been at the county level, it was a huge help to me in understanding things from a local point of view and helped me to explain things in ways that were easily understood by the local election officials because I talked the same language.  I think a state director coming in without that experience can still accomplish great things, it takes more time and effort to learn the system from both the state and local perspectives all at once but it can certainly be done. I’m just grateful that I had that experience coming in to the job.

If you could design the perfect elections system, what would it look like?
I don’t think there is a perfect elections system. It needs to meet the needs and wishes of the local community and that varies from state to state and changes over time.  However, I think we spend an awful lot of time trying to get individuals to register to vote when the government already has so much of that data. It would be much more efficient to start with the existing government data and add to it rather than maintaining a completely separate database.  I would definitely support automatic registration efforts.

Overall, what innovations would you like to see the elections community work on in the future?
I think the immediate future will continue to involve strengthening security around elections infrastructure and finding ways to implement and maintain that infrastructure all the way to the local level.

What’s next for you?
I’m looking forward to hiking in many of the great state parks and traveling the bike trails in Minnesota.  I still need to check off baseball games at more ballparks around the country and will reinvigorate my efforts on my genealogy hobby.  In the elections arena, I hope to explore the possibilities of participating in international observations.

Federal-State Updates

With just hours to spare before the deadline, the Senate signed off on numerous presidential appointees including Donald Palmer and Benjamin Hovland to serve on the U.S. Election Assistance Commission. This is the first time the commission has had a full complement of commissioners in what seems like forever.

Election News This Week

Seminole County, Florida Supervisor of Elections Mike Ertel has been named the Sunshine State’s next secretary of state. Ertel has served as the Seminole County supervisor of elections since 2005. In an interview with the Orlando Sentinel, Ertel noted that while the secretary of state has responsibilities other than elections, elections will be the focus at the beginning of his term following the problems some counties faced in November. “We need to instill the best practices to ensure all counties run as well as [those did in November],” Ertel told the paper. “And on a state level, we have to make sure we do what we can do to give counties the tools they need to run great elections.” Congratulations Mike!

Officials in DuPage County, Illinois are working to determine when, exactly, they will finally disband the county election commission and fold those duties into the clerk’s office. “I’m waiting for some direction from the clerk,” Board Chairman Dan Cronin told the Daily Herald. “I think it makes all the sense in the world to do it on (Jan. 15). I don’t see any obstacle, but I want to work with the clerk. I want to get this right.” The last time the county clerk’s office oversaw elections in DuPage was in the 1970s to there are a lot of details to be worked out. New Clerk Jean Kaczmarek had previously indicated she would like to wait until after the April election for the transition. “I know what I want to do,” Cronin said. “I just don’t know what the clerk wants to do. And I want us to work together.”

Ouch, this is not good news. According to an analysis by The Spokesman-Review, almost half of the 5,180 Spokane County, Washington young people between 18 and 25 who registered to vote in 2018 didn’t actually bother to cast a ballot. According to the paper, the areas with the greatest number of newly registered voters who didn’t vote were in precincts around the county’s two major college campuses, Gonzaga and Eastern Washington universities. “Young voters have always been a challenge,” Secretary of State Kim Wyman told the paper. It’s the state’s job to provide a secure system to remove barriers to registering and voting, and make sure voters have the information they need, Wyman said. But it’s the job of the candidates and the campaigns, not the state, to increase turnout.

Personnel News: Oregon Secretary of State Dennis Richardson (R) has said that he will seek re-election in 2020. Bill Shubat is retiring as the Belmont County, Ohio board of elections director after 24 years on the job. Bill Freytag is retiring as the deputy director of the Richland County, Ohio deputy director of elections. Vera Dulaney is stepping down after 36 years on the job as the Scotts Bluff County, Nebraska clerk. Debbie Door has worked her final election in Franklin County, Missouri and has retired after 16 years on the job as county clerk. Paula Lantz is retiring after 26 years as the White County, Indiana clerk. Congratulations to Lynn Bailey who is celebrating 25 years as the Richmond County, Georgia board of elections executive director. Shauna Geddes has retired as the Franklin County, Utah clerk. Montana Secretary of State Corey Stapleton has announced that he will run for governor in 2020. Mary White has retired as the Bath, Maine city clerk. Leslie McCarty is the new Daviess County, Kentucky clerk. Terri Hollingsworth has been sworn in as the new Pulaski County, Arkansas clerk.

Research and Report Summaries

Election Data Services released its 2018 Apportionment Study on December 19. Based on newly released Census Bureau population estimates for 2018, the study finds that six states would gain an additional seat (Arizona, Colorado, Florida, North Carolina, and Oregon) or two seats (Texas) in the House of Representatives following the 2020 decennial census and subsequent reapportionment of seats, while seven would lose a seat (Illinois, Michigan, Minnesota, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, and West Virginia). The study includes trend analyses to project additional apportionment changes due to further population changes before 2020. As reapportionment also affects the allocation of Electoral College electors among the states, the study also examines how expected upcoming reapportionment changes would have impacted the outcomes of the past five presidential elections.

National Voter Registration Day issued its final report on 2018 National Voter Registration Day on December 19. The report finds that National Voter Registration Day partners and volunteers supported the registration of 865,015 people on the holiday (September 25, 2018), including more than 200,000 collected by community partners in the field and more than 600,000 collected by major digital and media partners. Texas experienced the most registrations collected by community partners on National Voter Registration Day (19,469), while California reported the most online registrations (95,872). The report further highlights that a record 4,087 community partners were engaged in the effort, including 145 election offices.

(Research and Report Summaries are written by David Kuennen.)

Legislative Updates

Florida: A new year brings new laws and in Florida, that means the state will finally join ERIC and therefore be able to crosscheck its voter registration database with 24 other states and the District of Columbia.

Indiana: Sen. Timothy Lanane (D-Anderson) has filed a bill that would allow Indiana residents to register and vote on election day.

Nevada: A new law on the books this week expands the restoration of voting rights to some former felons. Under the new law, those who were dishonorably discharged from probation or parole, meaning they didn’t pay full restitution or otherwise didn’t fulfill the terms, also get their voting rights back.

New Hampshire: A bill being proposed for the 2019 legislative session would give town moderators the authority to postpone local elections and official-ballot town meetings — in which all warrant articles appear on the ballot — if inclement weather could put the public at risk.

Utah: The Cedar City Council voted 3-1 not to participate in a pilot program for ranked choice voting in the 2019 election cycle. Those voting against participating in the program cited a lack of funding to make the necessary updates to the voting system and not enough time for voter education.

Vermont: According to VTDigger, legislators in both chambers of Vermont’s Legislature plan to introduce legislation that would move the state to a system of ranked-choice voting.

Wyoming: Sen. Bo Biteman (R-Ranchester) has introduced a bill that would require voters looking to switch their party to fill out an application before a notary or election official, which would then be filed with the county clerk. The bill also sets parameters for when voters could change their party affiliation.

Legal Updates

Hawaii: The State Supreme Court is weighing the results to two close races, one for Honolulu city council and the other for Senate. According to the Honolulu Civil Beat, the Supreme Court ordered the Office of Elections to produce information on the margin of error as well as information regarding how a voter’s intent is preserved in a close race when their ballots might contain “marginal marks” — anything that wasn’t clearly filling in the appropriate box next to a candidate’s name.

Iowa: James Gibson, 68 has been charged with one count of first-degree election misconduct for trying to register to vote even though he has prior felony convictions.

Kansas: According to the Topeka Capital-Journal, Ford County has paid more than $70,000 in legal fees to the firm representing County Clerk Debbie Cox who was sued by voting rights advocates over her decision to relocate the one polling place in Dodge City to an area outside of the city limits and about a mile from the nearest bus stop.

Montana: Richland County Judge Katherine Bidegaray has halted the recount in the Musselshell County sheriff’s race, finding that the challenger and the county elections office didn’t follow state laws governing recount procedures.

Oklahoma: Tera Beth Long, 36, of Sallisaw, faces one count of false affidavit in voting registration and one count of voting illegally for allegedly voting twice in Sequoyah County.

West Virginia: At a hearing this week in Marion County Circuit Court over 57 uncounted ballots that were discovered two weeks after the November 6 election Circuit Court Judge Patrick Wilson granted a writ giving the Fairmont canvassing board five days to count the ballots.

Opinions This Week

National Opinions: Voter fraud | Election security | Voting rights, II, III | Blockchain | HR1 | 2018 elections | U.S. Postal Service

Alabama: Ex-felon voting rights

California: Motor voter, II | Ballot harvesting

Florida: Secretary of state, II, III

Idaho: Runoffs

Kansas: Voting system

Maine: Election reform | Ranked choice voting

Nebraska: Secretary of state

New Mexico: Secretary of state

New York: Election reform, II, III, IV | Automatic voter registration

North Carolina: Election fraud, II | State Board of Elections | Compulsory voting

Texas: Harris County

Utah: Ranked choice voting

Vermont: Absentee voting | Election security

West Virginia: Paper ballots

FVAP Update

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

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.

A Practical Guide to Risk-Limiting Audits — With the spotlight on election security, election administrators need tools to provide voters with confidence in all stages of our electoral system. Join election officials, cybersecurity experts, policy makers, and others for a practical overview of cutting-edge post-election audits, which provide statistical confidence in election outcomes. As election officials across the country continue to look for opportunities to make their systems and procedures more secure before the 2020 election, what should election officials know about risk-limiting audits? What are they? What tools are necessary? How do they work in states with different voting systems? How much do they cost? We’ll tackle these topics and more. Sponsored by Microsoft, Brennan Center For Justice, Common Cause, National Election Defense Coalition, and Verified Voting. Where: Washington, DC. When: January 31.

National Association of State Election DirectorsThe 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.

The Voting Experience: 2018 and the Future— Please save the date as the Bipartisan Policy Center and the Democracy Fund analyze key moments in election administration during the 2018 midterm elections, and look ahead to what steps can be taken to improve the voting experience for all Americans in 2020. Where: Washington, DC. When: February 14.

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 DirectorsThe 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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Administrative Assistant, Center for Election Innovation & Research— the Administrative Assistant will work full-time and play a critical role in managing the day-to-day effectiveness of CEIR, including our program operations, finance, and human resources functions. This person will collaborate in developing and implementing systems that increase the effectiveness and efficiency of our work, supporting our ability to grow and expand our impact. This is an excellent opportunity for a motivated and detail-oriented individual who wants to make a substantial impact while gaining a broad set of experiences relevant to nonprofit leadership. The Administrative Assistant will work in the Washington, DC Metro Area, usually in CEIR’s office, although sometimes working from home may be possible. Application: For the complete job listing and to apply, click here.

Administrative Specialist III (Ballot Collection Lead), King County, Washington — King County Elections is recruiting for an Administrative Specialist III (Ballot Collection Lead) position. This position will provide logistical support for ballot collection, fleet, and warehouse tasks as well as lead processes, projects and temporary staff. With over 60 ballot drop box locations throughout King County, this is a work group that continues to grow and evolve. The workweek is typically 35 hours per week, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. This is a great opportunity for a detail oriented person with warehouse/receiving experience, data entry and strong interpersonal skills. Application: For the complete job listing and to apply, click here.

Administrative Specialist III (Elections Specialist Lead), King County, Washington — King County Elections is recruiting for two Administrative Specialist III (Elections Specialist Lead) positions in Ballot Processing and Voter Services. These positions will lead processes, projects, and people which will include leading, coaching, mentoring, and training temporary and regular staff. Leads may also provide assistance and/or participate in long-term cross-training in multiple work areas to meet organizational agile efforts. The workweek is typically 35 hours per week, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. This is a great opportunity for a customer service oriented person with strong communication and interpersonal skills. Application: For the complete job listing and to apply, click here.

Assistant Registrar, Richmond, Va.— the purpose of the class is to assist citizens in registering to vote and to assist in the election process by providing clerical assistance and customer service. The class is responsible for maintaining accurate voter registration records and for providing election information and services to candidates and the general public. The class works within a general outline of work to be performed according to set procedures under direct supervision. Salary: $24,108-$39,076. Deadline: January 20. Application: For the complete job listing and to apply, click here.

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.

Chief Departmental Operations, San Diego County Registrar of Voters, Voter Services Division — The County of San Diego, Registrar of Voters (ROV) invites résumés from qualified candidates for Chief, Departmental Operations to fill a vacancy in the Voter Services Division. The Chief, Departmental Operations is an unclassified management classification reporting directly to executive management  and oversees a major functional area or several small programs including creating program policy and supervision of staff. This position provides leadership and oversight over the functions and activities of the Department’s Voter Services Division. The primary responsibilities are to direct the processing of voter registration affidavits; maintenance of voter registration records; verification of State and local petitions (i.e. initiative, referendum, recall and nomination); organization of call center functions; management of mail ballot program and mail ballot voter records, including preparation, mailing, verification, and processing of mail ballots; coordination with external organizations including United States Postal Service and ballot printing and mailing contractor; ensuring State and federal reporting requirements are completed; and coordination of San Diego County Employee Retirement Association Board Member Elections. The Chief, Department Operations provides leadership, supervision, and management of staff responsible for voter service activities. Application: For the complete job listing and to apply, click here.

Deputy Director, Center for Election Innovation & Research — the Deputy Director will report to the Executive Director and have a broad range of responsibilities designed to support CEIR’s mission. In this position, the Deputy Director will play an integral role in the development and execution of CEIR’s programming, strategic communications, and continued growth as an organization. This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced and highly motivated individual who wants to make a substantial, positive, nonpartisan impact on elections and American democracy. The Deputy Director’s primary workplace will be CEIR’s Washington, DC office. The Deputy Director also must be available for business travel as needed. CEIR believes that working alongside and understanding the diverse mix of people who are affected by elections and American democracy is key to achieving our mission. That’s why we’re proud to be an equal opportunity employer committed to creating a diverse, non-discriminatory work environment. We recruit, employ, train, compensate, and promote regardless of race, religion, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, veteran status, and other protected status as required by applicable law. Application: For the complete job listing and to apply, click here.

Elections Specialist-Ballot Processing, Pierce County, Washington— the Auditor’s Office is currently recruiting for an Elections Specialist position that is assigned to the Ballot Processing area. This position is located at the Pierce County Elections Center in Tacoma, WA.  The typical work schedule is Monday through Friday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. An employee in this class is responsible for planning, organizing, directing, and evaluating the activities of an assigned election area. This is a working specialist position. Work involves planning, distributing, assigning work to accommodate work fluctuations and changes; monitoring work compiled; taking corrective action to maintain acceptable quality standards; and training election workers assigned to work in their particular areas. Specialists perform day­-to-­day assignments specific to their assigned area. Employees are expected to perform work in all election areas as assigned including customer service and voter registration. Salary: $29.51-$37.33/hour. Application: For the complete job listing and to apply, click here.

Elections Technician Supervisor, San Joaquin County, California — The San Joaquin County Registrar of Voter’s Office is looking to fill two vital Elections Technician Supervisor positions within the department and to create an eligible list which may be used to fill future vacancies. This is a fast-paced elections office with a vibrant staff and diverse electorate. In 2019 we anticipate installing a new voting system and upgrading many of our operations. There are three areas the Elections Technician Supervisor may be assigned: Precinct Operations, Voter Registration and Candidate Filing & Campaign Services. Application: For the complete job listing and to apply, click here.

Elections Training Administrator, Prince William County, Va.— the Elections Training Administrator role is vital to successful and smooth elections in PWC. This role will be responsible for the election training schedule, developing relevant content for Officer of Election training sessions, and conducting trainings. Candidate must be comfortable answering difficult legal questions, have experience training a range of people and have experience as a public speaker. Work is performed under general supervision of the Director of Elections / General Registrar. Salary: $55,828-$94,770. Deadline: January 10. Application: For the complete 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.

System and Data Specialist, EIRC — Using independent judgment and delegated decision-making authority, the Systems and Data Specialist performs analysis, project management, trouble shooting, problem resolution, quality assurance, and documentation concerning mission-critical ERIC functions: 1) uploading of state data and data from secondary sources to ERIC; 2) delivery of timely and accurate reports to ERIC members; 3) hosting and maintenance of ERIC data; and 4) providing consistently high quality service and support to ERIC members.  This position actively participates in business continuity planning, risk assessments, security reviews, and other efforts to protect ERIC’s system and data. Salary: $80K-$95K. Deadline: January 28, 2019. 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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Voting Booths
Each aluminum briefcase contains the following: aluminum legs, privacy shield, writing base, light assembly. All units are in great shape dimensions are 22”x 18”x 3“. MFG: ESL. Election supplies Limited, Napa California. Quantity: 400 Price per unit is $50. Contact Greg Larson 408.569.1004

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