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April 25, 2019

April 25, 2019

In Focus This Week

Census Bureau releases 2018 voting and registration data
Turnout was up, among young people and those who use alternative voting methods

By M. Mindy Moretti
Electionline.org

This week, the U.S. Census Bureau released the 2018 voting and registration table package which provides data down to the state level on voter turnout and shows the use of alternative voting methods.

These tables also present a portrait of the voting population by demographic and economic variables including race, sex, age, educational attainment, employment status, tenure, income, disability, marital status, citizenship and veteran status.

“The Census data is yet another source of information about how many Americans voted in 2018, and serves as a useful backdrop for other similar sources like the EAC’s Election Administration and Voting Survey and reported vote totals at the state and local levels,” said Doug Chapin, director of election research for Fors Marsh Group.

The big news, that most already knew and the Census confirms is that turnout was historically high in 2018, an 11 percentage point increase from 2014.

Following a year of social activism that saw young people register in large numbers, it should be no surprise that, among 18- to 29-year-olds, voter turnout went from 20 percent in 2014 to 36 percent in 2018, the largest percentage point increase of any age group  — a 79 percent jump.

According to the Census Bureau, voter turnout went up more in some groups than others from 2014 to 2018:

  • Among men and women, voter turnout increased by 11 and 12 percentage points respectively.
  • Voter turnout increased among non-Hispanic Asians by 13 percentage points, a 49 percent increase.
  • Among Hispanics, voter turnout increased by 13 percentage points, a 50 percent increase in Hispanic voter turnout.
  • Non-Hispanic black voter turnout increased by 11 percentage points.
  • Those with higher levels of education had higher levels of voter turnout in 2018.  Those with less than a high school education had the smallest increase in voter turnout (5 percentage points). Those with a high school diploma or equivalent had the second-lowest increase (8 percentage points).
  • Voting by native-born and naturalized citizens both increased by 12 percentage points. This increase is not significantly different between native-born and naturalized citizens.
  • Unlike the 2014 midterm election, voter turnout among those living in nonmetropolitan areas (up 8 points) was lower than for those living in metropolitan areas (up 12 points).

“Needless to say, this data is incredibly valuable to election officials, policy makers, and other election stakeholders who seek to better understand turnout, demographics of the voting and non-voting populations, voting participation methods, and the reasons why some people do not get registered and do not vote,” wrote David Kuennen, senior research program specialist at the U.S. Election Assistance Commission.

Kuennen noted that the data is also valuable to the EAC as it works to complete the 2018 EAVS survey, which is due out by the end of June.

On Twitter, Michael McDonald, associate professor of political science at the University of Florida, has a series of tweets digesting some of the data and explaining why the Census data varies from the data he provides at the United States Election Project. One tweet in particular really stood out to us:

“What does this all mean for 2020? We are likely in for a storm of the century, with turnout levels not seen for a presidential election in the past 100 years. It is likely persons of color and younger people will participate in 2020 at unprecedented levels,” he wrote.

Alternative voting
The survey also looks at the use and availability of what the Census refers to as alternative voting methods. Those methods include early voting and vote-by-mail.

According to the Census survey, 40 percent of voters used an alternative voting method. The Bureau noted that while the use of alternative methods usually drops during midterms, there was no significant difference between 2018 and 2016.

Charles Stewart of MIT’s Election Data Science Lab, on Twitter, posted a “snowglobe” graph for 2018, using the recently release data. The graph shows the distribution of ballots cast on Election Day, early-in-person, and by mail. According to Stewart, the same graph for 2000 had almost all the states clumped at the top.

Georgia, Texas and Utah had the highest increases, by percentage, in alternative voting rates from 2014 to 2018. Alternative voting increased by 36 percentage points in Utah, 25 points in Texas, and 21 points in Georgia.

“It should be of no surprise that the states with the highest turnout and engagement in the country empower voters with convenient options to vote. Utah saw a significant increase in engagement as a result of their efforts to give voters more time and more options,” said Amber McReynolds, executive director of Vote At Home. “Election administration policies must be about who votes, not who wins. It is important for all policy makers to focus on improving the voting experience by leveraging the proven policies that work such as voter registration modernization and convenient voting options.”

Election Security Updates

The New York Times has an article this week that details the lengths former Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen went to focus the Administration on the efforts DHS was making to prepare for new and different Russian forms of interference in the 2020 election. According to The Times, Chief of Staff Mick Mulvaney told Nielsen not to bring it up with the president.

Current Administration officials, including Dan Coats, the director of national intelligence said, “Election security is and will continue to be one of our nation’s highest national security priorities.”

2020 Candidates on Election Issues

New Hampshire Sen. Jeanne Shaheen (D) has sent a letter to all 2020 Democratic presidential candidates asking all of them to sign a petition opposing House Bill 1264 that would require college students to be a permanent resident of the state to vote. Currently, New Hampshire does not require registered voters to prove residency — only to prove “domicile.” Several of the 2020 candidates including Kamala Harris, Corey Booker, Amy Klobuchar, Kristen Gilibrand and Beto O’Rourke have already come out in opposition to the law.

Election News This Week

New Haven, Connecticut, which has long been plagued by long lines and late results, is putting thousands of dollars on the line to figure out how to fix its Election Day problems. According to the New Haven Register, the city has already spent $21,284 for an analysis and recommendations by Daniel Penn Associates LLC on how to avoid what transpired Election Day 2018 in the future. The recommendations from this report include: Improve the skill set of longtime staff, eliminate pre-registration, extend the amount of training and boost the total number of workers. The city is spending an additional $50,000 on a three-month study by Gem Consultants LLC that will help the city come up with new protocols to conduct elections.

The 2019 New York City Charter Commission has issued a preliminary staff report recommending that the city move to a ranked choice voting system allow for up to 10 candidates to participate for each office. In the report, the commission contends that  the change would save taxpayers money for costly runoff elections, such as the nearly $11 million 2013 runoff for public advocate. AMNY notes that the report acknowledges that RCV could prove problematic including “ballot exhaustion,”  in which candidates may be removed because some voters did not rank them, and confusion about the new system among the electorate. The commission said if the city did implement the new system it would require a ballot redesign and a strong educational outreach to the public.

Amendment 4 Update: While Florida legislators continue to wrangle over limitations to what ex-felons may or may not regain their right to vote since the approval of Amendment Four, the Tampa Bay Times said a review of the state’s voter rolls says the rolls are growing. According to the paper, The Division of Election website shows the state recorded a net increase of 16,354 voters, after 150,015 inactive voters were removed from the list between January and March 31. At this point in the election cycle four years ago, election supervisors reported a net increase of 7,030 voters after 63,985 names had been scrubbed from registration lists. “I think it’s because of Amendment 4,” Mark Earley, Leon County Supervisor of Elections told the paper. “People are just starting to hear about a presidential election coming up. We’ll see a much bigger jump this time next year as the presidential preference approaches in March.”

NC9 Update: Early voting kicked off this week in the do-over of the North Carolina 9th Congressional District contest that was voided earlier this year after it was determined that election fraud interfered with the race in 2018. Early-voting sites are open through May 10 in the district’s eight counties. Six counties have just one early-voting site open on weekdays during regular business hours. Mecklenburg County has seven sites. Bladen County, which was at the heart of the election fraud scandal in 2018, had to do some last-minute changing to curbside early voting after it was discovered that the original location was too close to the board of elections as defined by state statute. The primary is May 14.

Personnel News: Elizabeth Ybarra is the new Grimes County, Texas elections administrator. Cal Griffiths is the new Wasatch County, Utah clerk/auditor. Laura Bruns is the new Miami County, Ohio elections director. George Gilmore has resigned from the Ocean County, New Jersey board of elections. New Mexico Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver announced her candidacy for the U.S. Senate.

Legislative Updates

Federal Legislation: Sen. Ben Cardin (D-Maryland) has introduced the Democracy Restoration Act of 2019 that would automatically restore the voting rights in federal election to formerly incarcerated individuals once they have completed the terms of their sentences.

Connecticut: By a 125-24 vote, the House has approved a bill that would allow the Nutmeg State to offer early voting. The bill would allow voters to cast their ballot at least three days before an election. A binding early voting referendum would be placed on the ballot in 2020. The earliest it could be implemented is 2022.

Florida: Senate Bill 230 and House Bill 131 would require that each county supervisor of elections enters into an agreement with the clerk of the circuit court to receive, on a monthly basis, a list of potential jurors who have identified themselves as undocumented immigrants.

By a 71-45 vote, the House has approved a bill that would require formerly incarcerated residents to pay all court fines, fees and restitution before their rights can be restored.

Hawaii: A House-Senate conference committee has advanced House Bill 1248 that would create a statewide vote-by-mail system and extend the time early voting locations are open in each county.

Louisiana: Sen. Troy Carter (D-New Orleans) has introduced a bill that would automatically register people to vote when they apply for a driver’s license or non-driver ID. Residents would have the option to opt out of voter registration.

Maine: House Speaker Sara Gideon (D-Freeport) has introduced a bill that would allow Mainers to be automatically registered to vote when conducting business with the state. Gideon’s bill is loosely modeled after Oregon’s legislation.

Nevada: The Assembly has approved Assembly Bill 431 which would automatically restore the voting rights to felons once they have completed the terms of their sentence.

New Hampshire: The Senate is debating House Bill 611 which would allow for no-excuse absentee voting. The legislation, which passed the House by a 198-163 vote is opposed by the secretary of state and the city and town clerks’ association.

The Senate is also debating a bill that would create a commission to “celebrate and safeguard” New Hampshire’s first-in-the-nation primary. The bill was approved by the House. Secretary of State Bill Gardner is opposed to the bill.

North Carolina: Under House Bill 944, paying or receiving payment for a completed absentee ballot request form a Class 2 misdemeanor. The bill also would require county elections officials to keep a log of who submits absentee ballot requests and calls for appropriating $345,000 a year to pay for three more investigators and two more data analysts for the State Board of Elections to check on possible cases of election fraud.

Ohio: Secretary of State Frank LeRose (R) announced this week he will work with the Legislature to establish automatic voter registration when Ohioans submit their information through a variety of state agencies, not just the department of motor vehicles.

Tennessee: By an 85-9 vote, the House has approved a bill to allow Monroe, Wilson and Williamson counties to participate in a pilot program to allow for “convenience voting” or vote centers. Currently only Rutherford County is participating in the pilot.

Vermont: The House has advanced a proposed charter change that will allow the city of Montpelier to include noncitizens on its voter rolls for local elections. “Local issues should be voted on by the local community,” Montpelier Mayor Anne Watson said. “And everyone who is part of that community should have the ability to participate in decisions that affect their community.” It’s estimated that fewer than a dozen people would be added to the local voter rolls.

Washington: All 38 county auditors have signed onto a letter seeking to pressure the state Legislature to pay its “fair share” of election costs. Currently the state is only required to pay a prorated share of the costs of the primary and general in odd-numbered years. “The state Legislature has decided to ‘dine and dash’ during even years, when the vast majority of their state offices are on the ballot. Despite being given multiple opportunities to do the right thing and change the law, the state instead sticks your cash-strapped county government with the bill,” Cowlitz County Auditor Carolyn Fundingsland said in a release.

Legal Updates

Tennessee: Brian Hodge, a former Monroe County Sheriff’s Office deputy has been given five years of probation after being charged with witness tampering, conspiracy to commit voter fraud, five counts of vote buying and witness tampering. All those charges but one were dropped when he agreed to plea to a charge of conspiracy to commit voter fraud.

Wisconsin: Common Cause Wisconsin has filed a federal lawsuit arguing that state election officials are singling out college students by requiring their college-issued IDs have certain elements in order to serve as a voter ID. “This suit asks whether it is constitutional for state law to single out a group of voters and require them to present or submit information that election officials and poll workers do not need and do not use,” the complaint says. According to the Wisconsin Elections Commission, a student may use their college-issued ID to vote if the card includes the student’s name, signature, photo, date the card was issued and the date the card expires.

Tech Thursday

California: The San Jose Mercury News has an interesting story this week about how a suspicious email to a Contra Costa County elections employee caused a scare about Russian hacking that involved the FBI and the Department of Homeland Security. According to the paper, state and federal authorities ultimately concluded that no county data had been compromised and they don’t ultimately believe that the elections office was specifically a target. “We took this very seriously — we’re vigilant, we work every day to keep our operations and elections secure,” Scott Konopasek, the assistant county registrar of voters, said in an interview with the paper. He said the FBI told local officials that “they don’t think we were specifically targeted, but we were just a target of opportunity.”

New York: According to The Batavian, Genesee County Information Technology Director Steve Zimmer recently told the county legislature that the state is considering requiring all New York counties to segregate the computer networks of elections commissions from any other network in the county. “Everyone is scared to death of the Russian hackers or that something is going to happen with the 2020 election, so the state is coming up with a lot of ‘what ifs’ and ‘what do we need to do to improve security in local elections offices,’ ” Zimmer said. Zimmer told the legislature that it would cost at least $20,000 for the county to segregate the elections systems.

Texas: With early voting underway, officials in Potter County are assuring voters that their vote is secure after the county’s computer system was compromised last week. County election officials removed all election-related material from the county’s main system and moved it to an independent, more secure server.

Opinions This Week

National Opinions: Russian interference | Voting system | HR 1 | Mueller Report

California: Voting system | Department of Motor Vehicles

Delaware: Voter access

Florida: Runoffs | Ex-felon voting rights

Georgia: Congressional hearings

Hawaii: Automatic voter registration

Minnesota: Election security, II | Voter eligibility

Montana: Election law

New Jersey: Voting system | Election security

New Mexico: Election reform | Turnout

New  York: Cybersecurity | Equipment

North Carolina: Election fraud | Ballot security | Election legislation

North Dakota: Voter ID

Oklahoma: Poll workers

Pennsylvania: Philadelphia elections | Polling places | Poll workers | Paper ballots

Tennessee: Election legislation

Utah: Election security funding

Washington: Election costs

West Virginia: Block chain

Upcoming Events

2019 RCV Symposium: Building a Solid Foundation — Join national election experts, election administrators, elected and government officials, and RCV proponents for this 2nd Annual online event focused on “Building a Solid Foundation” for ranked choice voting (RCV). Sessions include: Answers to mischaraterizations of RCV; Firsthand perspective from candidates who have campaigned for RCV contests; How to craft the message to educate voters, policy makers, and others including tips from a three-time Emmy Award-winning corporate filmmaker; And much more! Where: Online. When: April 29-30.

Election Mail Forum One-Day Conference — you are invited to participate in a special one-day Election Mail Forum exclusively at the National Postal Forum, Monday May 6, 2019 at the Indianapolis Marriott Downtown, Indianapolis Indiana. Come see community leaders showcase election mail. Don’t miss the opportunity to learn and network with Postal Service Leadership, State Election Executives, and election mail preparation vendors. Learn how to Leverage USPS Addressing Products to improve voter roll quality. Come learn about Full Service, STID, IMb— an alternative for “postmark” authentication. When: May 6. Where: Indianapolis.

National Association of Secretaries Of State — The National Association of Secretaries of State will hold their annual summer conference in late June, early July in New Mexico. Watch this space for more details about agendas and registrations. When: June 30-July 3. Where: Santa Fe, New Mexico.

International Association of Government Officials — “Educate-Elevate-Energize-Engage” is the theme of this year’s annual conference. The conference will include numerous education sessions and workshops as well as a visit to the NASA Houston Space Center. Where: Houston. When: July 11-17.

National Association of Counties — NACo’s 2019 Annual Conference will be held in Clark County (Las Vegas). Although the schedule and keynote speakers are still being hammered out there will be two symposiums on disaster management including an interactive roundtable. When: July 12-15. Where: Las Vegas.

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.

National Conference of State Legislatures: NCSL’s Legislative Summit will feature numerous elections-related sessions include several about redistricting, voter registration, infrastructure and the Census. And if that wasn’t enough, Dolly Parton will be one of the featured keynote speakers.  When: August 5-8. Where: Nashville.

Job Postings This Week

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Communications Manager, Hillsborough County, Florida— The Hillsborough County Supervisor of Elections is looking for a great communicator who will embrace our vision — to be the best place in America to vote! The right person will have strong writing and design skills and be adept at social media, marketing and media outreach. Application: For the complete job listing and to apply, click here.

Deputy Director, Washington Secretary of State’s Office— this position reports to the certification and training program manager and is responsible for overseeing, reviewing and advising county auditors on the federal and state elections laws and the administration of voter registration.  Serves as the lead program specialist in the required election administrator certification program; Certifies state and local election administrators following a series of classes and tests. Participates in the elections training program and county election review program; travels extensively throughout the state to conduct reviews of county elections departments. Participates in the initiative and referenda filing and clearinghouse advisories program. Provide support to Washington State counties on election processes, county WEI systems, and logic and accuracy test program. Salary: $4,275.00 – $5,745.00 Monthly. Application: For the complete job listing and to apply, click here.

Deputy Director, CEIR— 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.

Deputy Registrar of Voters, Solano County, California— the Deputy Registrar of Voters assists with managing the operations of the County’s Registrar of Voters (ROV) Office in the Department of Information Technology, through the supervision of subordinate supervisory, professional, technical and support staff. The Deputy Registrar of Voters helps administer all elections in the County, is a member of the Department’s management team, and participates in the development and implementation of the Divisions policies, procedures and initiatives. Salary: $94,682-$115,086. Deadline: May 6. Application: For the complete job listing and to apply, click here.

Director of Elections/General Registrar, Frederick County, Virginia — this is a four-year term position appointed by the Electoral Board with a starting date of July 1, 2019 and an end date of June 30, 2023. The Frederick County Electoral Board is seeking a Director of Elections/General Registrar to provide professional and technical leadership to the Office of Elections and manage the planning, overseeing, and administering of elections in Frederick County. The Director is responsible for ensuring the necessary resources are acquired and in place to maintain the list of registered voters and assure elections are well-prepared and conducted in an accurate, efficient, and transparent manner. Salary: $60K-$73,900. Deadline: May 6. Application: For the complete job listing and to apply, click here.

Elections Director, Coconino County, Arizona— Under general direction performs work of unusual difficulty directing the strategic and operational functions of the Elections Department; performs related work as assigned. Typical Duties: In partnership with the Board of Supervisors, County Recorder and County Manager, determines the goals, objectives, and operational priorities of the Elections Division. Under limited supervision plans, organizes, coordinates and directs election administration functions for which the County has responsibility. Coordinates Elections Division activities with the Voter Registration Division. Develops and revises procedures, forms, schedules and policies for the preparation and conduct of elections. Ensures all voting procedures are in compliance with Arizona State Statutes, Arizona Secretary of State’s Election Procedures manual and federal statutes. Remains current of changes in election methods, election information management systems and voting hardware and software.  Ensures quality control of all aspects of elections. Develops and manages the division’s budget. Responsible for review and oversight of contracts with vendors. Hires, supervises, evaluates and disciplines staff. Prepares and updates records and reports. Responsible for retention of election materials in accordance with the state retention schedule. Coordinates with state, cities, towns, and special districts for election services though Intergovernmental Agreements. Responsible for all candidate filing activities for people running for county elected offices. Ensures the necessary information and forms are available to candidates and political committees and that candidate and committee filings are maintained in accordance with all applicable laws. Responsible for campaign finance and financial disclosure filing activities to ensure that all required deadlines are met and reports are maintained in accordance with all applicable laws. Coordinates county, state, federal and jurisdictional ballot orders, layout and proofing along with ordering and distribution of regular and early ballots. Responsible for ensuring that ballots are designed to meet 100% accuracy of content and statutory requirements. Ensures that ballots are printed, delivered and tested and meet all necessary and legal deadlines. Responsible for the security, auditing and accountability of all election materials and equipment. Responsible for the accurate programming and maintenance of elections programs, electronic pollbooks and tabulation units. Responsible for activating and deactivating cellular or WiFi services for electronic pollbooks, including testing reception from every voting location in the county prior to every election. Responsible for internal and public logic and accuracy testing of all the voting equipment. Responsible for acquiring and maintaining all election equipment and materials needed for conduct of elections. Responsible for the development and conduct of training for all election personnel, including election board workers. Responsible for identifying and contracting with the voting locations for all early and Election Day voting. Ensures all voting locations comply with Federal law and the Americans with Disabilities Act. Responsible for all ballot tabulation activities. Verifies elections results and distributes reports to the Board of Supervisors and other. jurisdictions for post-election canvassing. Responsible for the conduct of the post-election hand audit. Supervises the filing, archiving, disposal or destruction of election materials in compliance with applicable laws, rules and regulations. Salary: $87,161.00 – $100,235.00 Annually. Application: For the complete job listing and to apply, click here.

Elections Lead Specialist, Douglas County, Colorado— The Elections Lead Specialist assists in the supervision and coordination of elections operations, staff, and election judges including voter services, mail ballot processing and the conduct of elections. The objective of this position is to perform a variety of functions and diverse support roles on a routine basis. Mail Ballot Processing responsibilities are prioritized over other duties during election cycles, which may increase or decrease dramatically depending on the Elections cycle. In the absence of the Operations Manager, assumes responsibility for front-line functions associated with elections operations. This is a highly visible position requiring exceptional leadership, organizational, and communication skills. Salary: $3,550-$4,438 monthly. Application: For the complete job listing and to apply, click here.

Election Specialist I, Douglas County, Colorado — This position is focused on routine customer service and general office/clerical support including data entry, communications, and processing mail. This is a support role capable of performing a variety of tasks, with problem solving abilities, managing multiple competing responsibilities and prioritizing to maintain a continuous flow of election office operations. This is a visible and crucial position requiring exceptional computer, customer service, and communication skills. This is a benefited part-time position and benefits are pro-rated to 30 hours per week. This is an open until filled posting, review of applications and interviews will begin immediately and continue until suitable candidates are selected. Salary: $16.40-$20.50/hourly. Application: For the complete job listing and to apply, click here.

Election Specialist II, Douglas County, Colorado— The Election Specialist II is responsible for routine support services related to temporary employees, training, Voter Service and Polling Centers, mail ballot processing, voter registration, and customer service. This position contributes to the department’s achievement of delivering efficient, transparent, fair and accurate elections as well as performs other projects as assigned. This position requires technical work in a lead role capable of performing a variety of complex tasks, with solving problem abilities, managing multiple competing tasks and prioritizing to maintain a continuous flow of operations and temporary support. This is a visible and crucial position requiring previous elections experience, and exceptional computer, customer service, and communication skills. Please note this position is posted as open until filled, review of applications will begin immediately and continue until a suitable candidate is selected. Salary: $3,214 – $4,017 Monthly. Application: For the complete job listing and to apply, click here.

Executive Director, State Democracy Project— The inaugural Executive Director will provide the strategic and forward-thinking leadership needed to take our vision and make it a reality. With an eye to deepening relationships and taking bold action, the ED will ensure that the SDP works in genuine ongoing partnership with the dozens of national and state organizations that actively participate in the project. The ED will also organize and utilize the talent, resources, and relationships critical for near-term wins on structural democracy reforms.This position will report to the Board of Directors, which is comprised of coalition partner representatives. It will be the ED’s responsibility to manage all that comes with establishing a startup based on a coalitional model. Application: For the complete job listing and to apply, click here.

GIS Analyst, Yolo County, California— Yolo County ACE (Assessor/Clerk-Recorder/Elections Department) in coordination with the Yolo County General Services department are recruiting for a G.I.S. Analyst. This recruitment is on-going until filled. Submitted applications will be screened continuously, and those applicants meeting the minimum qualifications will move forward to the Screening for Best Qualified process. This position will work inter-departmentally to develop and implement GIS capabilities in Yolo County ACE. GIS is viewed by County Leadership as an innovative enterprise technology that is positioned to help advance County strategic goals. Recent projects include implementing a new enterprise environment, developing an Elections Night Reporting application, developing mobile applications for polling place reporting, and a migration the ESRI Parcel Fabric. The ideal candidate for this position will be a positive, collaborative, solution-focused individual with excellent interpersonal and customer service skills and the ability to handle and manage multiple priorities. If you feel like you meet these qualifications and you would like to join a dynamic organization committed to supporting an environment where employees feel a true sense of passion, purpose and commitment to their job… Yolo County ACE is where you want to be! Our department strives to honor the public’s trust and redefine excellence through innovation and the commitment of a highly-engaged and empowered team. Check out all the exciting things ACE has going on by visiting our social media pages (Facebook: /YoloACE, Instagram: /YoloCoACE, and Twitter: @YoloCoACE). You can be the next Yolo ACE – come and join our team! Application: For the complete job listing and to apply, click here.

Project Manager, Hart InterCivic— Project Managers at Hart InterCivic are highly motivated “self-starters” who are enthusiastic about providing exceptional customer service. Working with other members of the Professional Services and Operations teams, the Project Manager directs activity, solves problems, and develops lasting and strong relationships with our customers. Hart InterCivic’s unique and industry known culture of innovation, transparency, and customer-centric focus creates an environment where team members will continually grow and be challenged to develop their careers. Application: For the complete job listing and to apply, click here.

Product Manager, Hart InterCivic — as Product Manager, you will join a team that is charged with product planning, design, and execution throughout the lifecycle of Hart’s products, in support of the company’s overall strategy and goals. This includes: gathering, validating, and prioritizing internal and external customer needs; documenting and communicating product and technical requirements; gathering market and competitive intelligence; supporting the certification, sales, and marketing teams. The Product Manager must possess a unique blend of business and technical savvy – with experience in elections technology or other government-oriented products preferred.  To succeed in this role, the ideal candidate must spend time in the market to understand its unique attributes; demonstrate competence with specialized hardware and software; and find innovative solutions for the broader market. The Product Manager plays a key role in helping others to understand the product positioning, key benefits, and target customer, as well as providing advanced subject matter expertise in using the company’s products. Application: For the complete job listing and to apply, click here.

Red Team Independent Contractor, Galois— Galois seeks an experienced Red Team Lead with red teaming and/or CTF experience of purported secure systems that include custom hardware to play a pivotal role in fulfilling our mission to make trustworthy critical systems. The role will be responsible for the strategic and tactical direction of a small team dedicated to red team activities. The team is responsible for developing threat simulation services, threat research, structured attack development, vulnerability research and exploit development/testing, scripting and controlled exploitation of hardware and software vulnerabilities. The scope of the position also requires understanding a complex cyber-physical system architecture to develop a precise threat model, red teaming framing, and win conditions for both the DEF CON exercises. Application: For the complete job listing and to apply, click here.

Software Sales Specialist, VOTEC— VOTEC’s Sales Specialist is responsible for creating news sales with prospects and existing clients in targeted areas in the US. We are looking for an election professional comfortable using insight and consultative selling techniques to create interest that offers unique solutions on their operations, which link back to VOTEC’s solutions. Application: For the complete job listing and to apply, click here.

Systems Engineer, Arizona Secretary of State’s Office— The Department of State is seeking a Systems Engineer. The Systems Engineer is a full-time/on-call position that requires extensive experience in Server/Systems Administration. Responsible for the selection, technical design, implementation, operation, maintenance and recovery procedures for enterprise systems including server hardware, hypervisors, operating systems, system applications, storage systems and networking components. Provides leadership in planning and implementation of projects for computer operations and enterprise systems administration, ensuring these plans maximize benefits and minimize impacts on the organization. Providing a safe, secure environment is the utmost priority for the organization. A few ways the Systems/Network Engineer will be responsible for maintaining security is via patching, network segmentation, and utilizing tools provided by the State. Salary: 60K-75K. Deadline: April 30. Application: For the complete job listing and to apply, click here.

Systems Software Specialist, Yolo County, California — The Elections Branch of Yolo County ACE (Assessor/Clerk-Recorder/Elections Department) in coordination with the Yolo County Information Technology department are recruiting for a Systems Software Specialist. This recruitment is on-going until filled. The Systems Software Specialist class series is responsible for the design, coding, implementation, maintenance and evaluation of computer software. This includes, but is not limited to, operating systems, control systems, proprietary software packages, telecommunications software and database management software. The class also aides in solving problems and achieving the best use of available hardware and software; work with staff to design and implement network segmentation, domain addressing and routing strategies; work with technical staff to ensure effective operations of complex multiple hardware and software configurations; and act as a lead persons over other personnel and program projects and performs related duties as required. If you would like to join a dynamic organization committed to supporting an environment where employees feel a true sense of passion, purpose and commitment to their job… Yolo County ACE is where you want to be! Our department strives to honor the public’s trust and redefine excellence through innovation and the commitment of a highly-engaged and empowered team. Check out all the exciting things ACE has going on by visiting our social media pages (Facebook: /YoloACE, Instagram: /YoloCoACE, and Twitter: @YoloCoACE). You can be the next Yolo ACE – come and join our team! Application: For the complete job listing and to apply, click here.

Technical Bid Specialist, Scytl — The Technical Bid Specialist is an essential member of the sales team, supporting business development initiatives as well as providing support to the Marketing department. Based in our Tampa Florida, offices, the Technical Bid Specialist is in charge of managing the coordination, completion and handover of tender proposals for our clients and prospects. This is a key position with a great deal of involvement in the sales process and a decisive influence in the achievement of each deal. To be able to perform this task, the Technical Bid Specialist needs to possess a solid technical background, outstanding writing capabilities and proven experience in pre-sales or consulting endeavors, always facing the client and having to put together complex IT proposals or projects. Application: For the complete job listing and to apply, click here.

Training Officer, Collier County, Florida— The purpose of this classification is to provide assistance in the Training & Outreach Department within the Supervisor of Elections office. This position coaches, trains, and educates election workers in accordance with the State of Florida’s election laws and rules. Work involves designing, developing, and delivering multimodal adult learning programs, developing training materials, scheduling training sessions, and recruiting, assigning and evaluating election workers for upcoming election cycles. Application: For the complete job listing and to apply, click here.

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