I. In Focus This Week
Pasco County registration program makes lemonade from lemons
Program has reached nearly half a million residents
By M. Mindy Moretti
Jury duty… two words that are probably rivaled only by Tax Day in their ability strike fear and loathing into the heart of most Americans.
But Pasco County, Florida Supervisor of Elections Brian Corely sees those two words as an opportunity. The opportunity to engage a captive audience and extoll the virtues of becoming a registered voter.
In 2010, the county began a partnership with the county clerk and comptroller to do voter outreach to the pool of potential jurors called for duty on Monday mornings.
While prospective jurors wait through the jury selection process, Corley does a brief presentation on the importance of voting and keeping your voter registration current, and explains the different voting options.
Voter registration forms are available to interested persons as well as vote-by-mail ballot request forms, Voter’s Guides, and postcards with the Elections’ Office contact information.
“Although the goal of this outreach was to make registering to vote readily available and convenient, it was launched during a period of strict budget cuts in which we sought innovative, cost effective methods of reaching large segments of the population,” Corley said.
Since the start of the program Corley estimates he’s reached almost half a million Pasco County residents.
“Through the jury pool program, we reach over 40,000 citizens of our county yearly with little to no impact on our yearly budget,” Corley said. “The program remains a mainstay of our voter outreach due the success of cost effectively reaching the over 450,000 citizens of Pasco County one captive audience at a time!”
Corley makes the trip to Circuit Court himself each Monday morning, although he does now have staff come with him to assist with registration, registration confirmation and signing up for vote-by-mail.
“Not many people actually get super excited about jury duty but they get it-the awesome responsibility and role they play in our criminal justice system and the 7th amendment,” Corley said. “I sense an occasional vibe of ‘annoyed to be there’ but most are good natured about the experience.”
Another change to the program since it began seven years ago is the addition of an e-poll book that Corley brings with him.
“Now, when voters are unsure of their voter registration, we can look in the database, and advise them of their status and if an update is needed,” Corley said. “This immediate feedback in combination with the convenience of required paperwork and the availability of time offers immediate list maintenance that isn’t dependent on the voter following through at some future date.”
Corley also gets an opportunity to talk to voters about a variety of issues and dispel some rumors about the elections process.
“You name it- I’ve heard it!” he said.
The inquiries range from vote-by-mail — and the myth that vote-by-mail ballots only count in a recount to early voting. Corley also loves being able to dispel the biggest myth of all about voter registration.
“What better way to dispel the myth that names for jury duty are selected from the voter registration rolls, and to reach those potential voters who didn’t register because of it.”
And for those wondering, interestingly enough Corley has not been called for jury duty himself in the entire time he’s been running this program.
(Editor’s Note: Do you have a unique voter registration program? Let us know, we’d love to share it with our readers.)
II. Follow Up on the News
Last week we took a look at how Hurricanes Harvey and Irma were impacting elections officials in Texas and in Florida and other East Coast states.
We’ll give our friends on the East Coast a bit more time to assess the damage and the lights turned back on before we follow-up with them, but we did hear from Harris County, Texas and how they weathered Hurricane Harvey.
Fortunately, the county experienced no flooding at its elections warehouse or the county clerk’s office itself, but two branch offices are closed indefinitely.
“Overall, the County Clerk Office capacity to serve the public remains strong,” said Hector DeLeon, spokesman for the clerk’s office.
While the county clerk’s office and elections warehouse were spared, the same cannot be said for the county’s voting sites.
“The availability of six of forty-six early voting locations is undetermined,” DeLeon said. “An assessment of the availability of Election Day polling locations is ongoing.”
The secretary of state’s office provided guidance for assisting displaced voters:
- If a voter is able to return to their home, they may vote as usual in their county polling place. We realize that this is not possible for everyone affected by the storm, but suggest that voters check with their county, via phone or online, for the latest local information regarding polling places and early voting.
- A voter may apply for a ballot by mail from their home county. Voters wishing to vote by mail must submit an application for ballot by mail to their county election office; the application must be received no later than Friday, October 27, 2017. On the application, the voter must indicate that they will be out of their home county during early voting and on election day. Voters need to provide a mailing address for the ballot which is outside of their home Texas county.
- A voter may register to vote in their new county of residence. Voters in Texas must be registered to vote in the county that they consider their permanent residence or home. If a voter relocated to another county before or after the storm and has decided to stay in their new county, they may register to vote in their new county. Voters in this situation must submit a new voter registration application in their new county of residence no later than October 10, 2017 in order to vote in the November election. If a voter is not sure when they will return to their home county, but does intend to return, they must vote in their home county, either in person or by mail, and should not register to vote in the county where they are temporarily residing while evacuated.
- A voter may vote a limited ballot. Voters may also wish to vote a “limited ballot.” During the early voting period, October 23 – November 3, a voter can vote a limited ballot at the main early voting polling place in their new county. The ballot will feature all races or propositions which the new county and home county ballots have in common. For instance, a limited ballot anywhere in Texas will include the constitutional amendment election. Voting a limited ballot in the new county has the effect of registering the voter in the new county. A limited ballot is a good option for anyone who missed the registration deadline for a new county. provide displaced voters In Harris County, the vast majority of voters cast ballots during the twelve day Early Voting Period because all voters may vote at any one of the early voting locations.
III. Federal-State Updates
The Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity met for the second time this week and heard from a wide range of panelists throughout the daylong meeting.
There were some tense moments in the meeting between Vice Chair Kris Kobach (R-Kansas) and New Hampshire Secretary of State William Gardner (D). In advance of the meeting Kobach alleged that there may have been enough voter fraud in the 2016 election in New Hampshire to sway the outcome.
According to NPR, Gardner said Kobach’s column caused a “problem” by questioning whether last year’s election was “real and valid.”
“It is real and valid,” he said, to the applause of some in the audience.
The commission heard one proposal that all voters should go through the same federal background checks that gun owners are subject too.
The commission also heard from University of New Hampshire political scientist Andrew Smith about voter turnout data from the U.S. Census Bureau.
“The major reason that they see that people don’t vote … is that they just didn’t bother, they weren’t interested, they forgot,” Smith said. “Basically, issues of convenience and noninterest were the major reasons.”
Several dozen protestors, led by former Missouri Secretary of State Jason Kander (D) protested outside of the meeting.
Kobach spoke to reporters after the meeting and said that claims of voter suppression by the commission were “bizarre.”
“All the commission is doing is collecting data,” he said according to The Associated Press. “It may make recommendations, or I think at this point there’s a high possibility the commission makes no recommendations and they just say, ‘Here’s the data. States, do with it what you want.’”
Speaking of the data, the Associated Press has an up-to-date, state-by-state (and the District too!) round up of how each jurisdiction has responded to the request for data.
Alabama: Probate Judge Alan King (D), a member of the presidential election commission who was not able to attend the meeting in New Hampshire submitted a 5-page report to the commission in which he stressed the importance of expanding the right to vote instead of hampering it. “It is my sincere hope and prayer that this Commission will focus on the real election issues facing the United States of America, including alleged ‘hacking’ by the Russians, instead of spending precious time focusing on non-issues to deprive American citizens from voting,” King wrote.
New Hampshire: The four Democratic members of the state’s congressional delegation urged Secretary of State William Gardner (D) to step down from his role on presidential election commission. Gardner said he will not be stepping down. “No, I’m not going to step down, and it’s hypocritical to ask me to step down as a member of a federal commission,” Gardner said. “Have they ever stepped down from a Senate committee or a committee that they serve on because they disagreed with someone on the committee?”
North Dakota: Secretary of State Al Jaeger has told the White House election commission that the state is unable to provide the requested voter data because the state does not register voters and state law does not allow information maintained in the Central Voter File to be shared “except with certain individuals and groups for a specific limited purpose.”
Oregon: The election commission has paid the $500 necessary to purchase Oregon’s statewide voter list. Under a new policy developed by Secretary of State Dennis Richardson the statewide voter list purchased by the commission did not include voters’ Social Security numbers, driver’s license numbers, signatures, disability information, phone numbers, birthdays, how a person voted in any election, certain information about public safety officers, participants in the address confidentiality program, persons who demonstrated that their personal safety is in danger and receive and exemption from their county clerk, and 16- or 17- year-olds who preregister to vote.
IV. Election News This Week
A new report from the Texas Civil Rights Project finds that no private high schools and just 14 percent of the state’s public high schools are complying with a state law that requires high schools to distribute voter registration forms to students twice per year. The organization as well as the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law found that 198 out of 1,428 public high schools requested the forms. In total, the organizations said, six percent of high schools in Texas requested forms. According to the Austin American-Statesman, while the schools can get the voter registration forms from sources other than the secretary of state’s office, they argued that based on the state’s low youth voter registration and turnout rates, it’s clear the schools are not doing so. “This unique law should make Texas a leader in youth voter registration and turnout,” Beth Stevens, voting rights director for the TCRP said at a press conference. “But that’s not the reality.” Secretary of State Rolando Pablos wrote in an op-ed this summer that student voter registration is one of his top priorities.
Meanwhile in California, the secretary of state’s office has launched an online Back-to-School Pre-Registration Toolkit. “Along with backpacks, new clothes, and school supplies, 16 and 17-year-olds should add pre-registration to their back to school checklists,” Secretary of State Alex Padilla said. The idea is that these toolkits (which include downloadable posters and brochures, a PSA video, sample social media posts and informational links) will help school’s better engage with their students on issues of voter registration and being active in their community.
Break out those colored pencils Cape Girardeau, Missouri students! The county clerk’s office is sponsoring a contest, open to all 9th through 12th grade students in the county, to come up with a new “I Voted” sticker for the county. County Supervisor of Elections Allen Seabaugh told KRCU that the idea actually came from a teacher who in 2016 got her students excited about the election by collecting “I Voted” stickers from across the country. The student who wins will have their design used on stickers given to voters who cast ballots during the 2018 and 2019 elections. “It will allow them to be involved in the election process, even for some of those students who aren’t quite 18 years of age and unable to register to vote, if they can be involved in creating the stickers we’re going to use to give voters at the polls.” Seabaugh told the station. We hear at electionline.org cannot wait to see the winning sticker and add it to our own collection of “I Voted” stickers.
Personnel News: Andrea Muray is the new Jackson, Michigan city clerk. James Hammond, chairman of the Frederick, Maryland resigned on Monday, just hours before the city primary. Joanna Cappiello Leopold was appointed to the Plaquemines Parish board of elections. Lisa Marra has been appointed director of elections and special districts in Cochise County, Arizona.
V. Legislative Updates
California: Lawmakers have approved Assembly Bill 606 which would allow election officials to print only summaries of ballot measures in statewide voter guides. The bill requires the secretary of state to make clear in future voter guides the Internet address where voters can find the full text of ballot measures. Voters would also be given the option of calling a toll-free number to request a full guide of the legal language.
Also in California, a group of youth commissioners from several cities in the Bay Area traveled to Sacramento to lobby on behalf of ACA 10 which would lower the state’s voting age to 17. According to Assemblyman Evan Low (D-28th District) the legislation he introduced has bipartisan support.
Maryland: Voters in Greenbelt will decide whether or not to allow 16- and 17-year-olds to vote in local elections. The city’s Youth Advisory Committee put the proposal forward in 2015 and after two years of work, it was struck down by a 4-3 vote of the city council. Instead the proposal will appear on the November 7 ballot.
Also in Maryland, the College Park City council voted 4-3 to allow noncitizens to vote in local elections. The new ordinance will allow all undocumented immigrants, student-visa holders and residents with green cards to vote in city elections. About 20 percent of College Park’s 32,275 residents are foreign-born, according to data from the U.S. Census Bureau. The University of Maryland campus, with more than 27,000 undergraduates, has about 3,600 international students.
New York: Gov. Andrew Cuomo (D) has signed a bill into law that will allow election inspectors to work a split shift. The new law permits Boards of Election to divide the shift, thereby eliminating a major obstacle to election inspector recruitment and retention. The payment for each worker would be adjusted accordingly.
VI. Legal Updates
California: Judge John Menedez has dismissed a suit against Siskiyou County Registrar of Voters Colleen Setzer, the county’s sheriff and several state employees and agencies brought by Hmong residents of the county who alleged in they were discriminated against during a voter fraud investigation.
North Carolina: A state Supreme Court ruling has made it possible for two-member county boards of elections to continue to do their work while the larger lawsuit about the state’s electoral process proceeds. Associate Justice Mike Morgan issued an order on Sept. 1 that says local election boards with just two members can conduct business. Their votes have to be unanimous to take effect, he said.
Texas: Late last week, plaintiffs in the ongoing suit against the state’s new voter ID law asked all 14 judges of the 5th Circuit Court of Appeals to void a prior ruling by a three-judge panel of the court that would allow the state to use the ID law for this year’s elections.
Also in Texas, in a 5-4 ruling, the U.S. Supreme Court blocked two lower court rulings that had required Texas to redraw certain congressional and state House districts after the lower courts ruled the district lines discriminate against minorities. According to the Houston Chronicle, the justices gave no reasons in their one-paragraph statement granting a request from Texas that it not be forced to draw new districts until the Supreme Court reviewed the lower court’s decision.
Utah: U.S. District Court Judge Jill Parrish has rejected a request by the Navajo Nation Human Rights Commission to rule in their favor in their suit against San Juan County and its decision to move to vote-by-mail. The suit alleges that the reduced number of polling places burdens Navajo voters who must sometimes drive hours to vote. Judge Parrish also rejected a request by the county to dismiss the lawsuit outright.
VII. Tech Thursday
National Tech: The Technical Guidelines Development Committee of the U.S. Election Assistance Commission approved a new set of voluntary guidelines for elections systems this week. The draft calls for an audit trail for electronic votes, data interoperability among voting systems, logging of user access for election tools and limits on who gets access and under what circumstances. On the hardware side, the guidelines look to tighten up physical security by making sure any attempt to tamper with voting gear leaves physical evidence. The guidelines also call for data protection. While it doesn’t require encryption per se, the guidelines call for all cryptographic algorithms to be, “public, well-vetted, and standardized.”
Arizona: Arizona Secretary of State Michelle Reagan has introduced a new tool on the state’s voter website that provides real-time data on voter registration totals. “No longer do people have to wait for each quarterly report to better understand the number of voters in Arizona,” Reagan said
Delaware: Delaware has sent out a request for bids to replace the state’s 1,600 voting machines, originally purchased in 1996. “We’ve never had a problem with these machines,” State Elections Commissioner Elaine Manlove told Delaware Public Radio. “They are not connected to the internet, so I’m not at all concerned about hacking – never have been. Technology has changed. We’ve had these machines for, I think, 21 years so it’s just time. Technology has changed.” Manlove anticipates the new machines being in place for the 2020 presidential election.
Virginia: The Virginia State Board of Elections has voted to replace all touchscreen voting machines with paper ballot-based systems before the state’s upcoming gubernatorial election in November. The board voted unanimously to replace the DRE machines in the 22 localities that still use them. Seven of the 22 are already in the process of replacing their touchscreen machines and three said they “intend” to get new machines. The move will affect about 190,000 of the state’s 5 million voters. The localities will be forced to pay for the new equipment.
VIII. Opinions This Week
Illinois: Kane County
Indiana: Voter registration
Massachusetts: Automatic voter registration
New York: Turnout
Oklahoma: Special election
Rhode Island: Voting security
South Carolina: Ex-felon voting rights
Virginia: Voting machines
IX. Available Awards
The U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC) is seeking entry submissions for its second-annual national competition for best practices in election administration. This year the commission will present three awards in the categories of best practices related to voting accessibility, outstanding innovations in elections, and recruiting, training and retaining election workers. All entries must be received by October 6, 2017.
“These awards celebrate the very best in election practices across the nation,” said EAC Chairman Matthew Masterson. “As we travel throughout the country, our commission sees first-hand the innovation and commitment to excellence that election officials and their partners bring to their work. These awards acknowledge that work and highlight best practices that other election administrations can emulate.”
This year’s awards come in conjunction with the 15th anniversary of the Help America Vote Act of 2002 (HAVA), legislation that established the EAC. This year’s categories, especially the award for best practices in accessibility, celebrate the advancements made since the passage of HAVA. For example, the new accessibility category reflects landmark HAVA provisions guaranteeing private and independent voting for people with disabilities.
This year’s entries will be judged using the following criteria:
- Outreach efforts
All submissions should be sent to the EAC via an email to email@example.com. Nominators should use the following subject lines based on entry category: Election Worker Competition, Accessibility Competition or Outstanding Innovations Competition. All entries must include a brief summary of the election program nominated and relevant supporting documents that can be used to assess the entry. It should also include contact information for the person submitting the program for consideration. Each entry must be submitted in a separate email.
For more information about this year’s competition, please contact Patrick Leahy firstname.lastname@example.org.
X. Upcoming Events
Public Service Law Conference —The University of California is hosting the first combined conference of UC’s four law school’s focused on public interest, to be held in September at UCLA. The conference, developed in partnership with Continuing Education of the Bar (CEB), California’s premier legal resource provider, will bring together over 500 diverse UC law students and young professionals and is designed to expose them to the wide array of issues around the inaugural theme: Civil Rights in the 21st Century. Where: Los Angeles. When: September 23-24.
Inclusion & Integrity in Election Administration — join Auburn University and the Election Center for their 2nd Biennial Symposium. The Symposium will feature the U.S. Election Assistance Commission, the EAVS and data-driven conversations and invited panelists including election officials, vendors, researchers, academics and advocates. Discussion will include use of the EAVS data, voter participation, language access and support, accessibility, performance measurement and technology acquisition and security. Where: Auburn, Alabama. When: October 15-17.
NCSL Capitol Forum 2017— the NCSL Capitol Forum is the meeting where NCSL Standing Committees meet to discuss policy and set the agenda for the states. The NCSL Standing Committees are composed of legislators and legislative staff who are appointed by the leadership of the legislatures. The committees are the main organizational mechanism for serving NCSL members. There are nine committees that deal with both state and state-federal issues. The jurisdictions of the standing committees are similar to those of committees in the state legislatures. When: December 10-13. Where: San Diego.
iGO Mid-Winter Conference 2018 — Mark your calendars now and stay tuned for more information and registration details on iGO’s mid-winter conference. When: Jan. 5-10, 2018. Where: San Diego.
Joint Election Officials Liaison Committee — Mark your calendars now and stay tuned for more information and registration details on the Joint Election Officials Liaison Committee meeting. Where: Jan. 11-12, 2018. Where: Ritz Carlton Hotel, Arlington, Virginia.
NASED 2018 Winter Meeting — Mark your calendars now and stay tuned for more information and registration details on NASED’s 2018 winter meeting. When: February 16-19. Where: Washington, D.C.
NASS 2018 Winter Conference — Mark your calendars now and stay tuned for more information and registration details on NASS’s 2018 winter meeting When: February 16-19. Where: Washington, D.C.
XI. Job Postings This Week
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Chief Deputy Registrar, Sonoma County, California — the Chief Deputy Registrar of Voters plans, directs, manages, coordinates, and supervises the operations of the Registrar of Voters, a division of the Clerk-Recorder-Assessor Office. It is the Chief Deputy Registrar of Voters’ responsibility to represent the Division before official bodies; to control and direct budget preparation, personnel matters, and the management and technical functions of the Division; to respond to media and voter questions and concerns; to administer voter outreach and education programs; and to act in the absence of the Registrar of Voters as needed. The Chief Deputy Registrar of Voters stays abreast of proposed state and federal legislation, anticipates policy trends, and identifies strategies and develops plans to integrate new laws and regulations into existing procedures. Policy direction is provided by the elected Clerk-Recorder-Assessor/Registrar of Voters, with significant discretion left to the Chief Deputy Registrar of Voters to interpret and apply that direction. Salary: $113,560- $138,042. Deadline: October 5. Application: For the complete job listing, click here.
Counsel, Fair Elections Legal Network — FELN is seeking an attorney with a background in civil rights or elections to implement the organization’s programmatic objectives. The organization is currently transitioning from operating with a fiscal sponsor to operating as an independent 501(c)(3). This position will be hired directly as part of the 501(c)(3). A J.D. is required with at least two years of post-J.D. experience. Policy and advocacy experience and some knowledge of election administration and voting rights law are required as well. Litigation experience is a plus. Familiarity with grassroots organizations and campaign or organizing experience are strongly preferred. Applicants should have a strong commitment to the organization’s mission and a good sense of humor. Deadline: Open until filled. Application: Please send cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Deputy Director (Democrat), Sandusky County, Ohio — Candidate must, to the satisfaction of a majority of the board, have the experience and capability to manage the day-to-day operations of the Sandusky County Board of Elections. The candidate must possess: Previous elections administration experience preferred but not required; Strong organizational skills and attention to detail; Effective written and interpersonal communication abilities; Familiarity with the handling of budgets and preparation of budgets; Ability to perform duties assigned by law, the county board of election, and/or the Secretary of State; Ability to multitask; Ability to convey or exchange information, including giving and managing assignments or direction to board personnel; Ability to adapt and to perform in a professional manner under stressful or emergency situations; Ability to comprehend a variety of informational documents quickly and efficiently; and Ability to conduct self at all times in a professional and courteous manner. All applicants are subject to a criminal background check. A job description and evaluation criteria may be obtained at the Sandusky County Board of Elections, 2020 Countryside Dr., Fremont, Ohio 43420. Deadline: Oct. 6, 4 pm Eastern. Application: Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to: Sandusky County Board of Elections; Attn: Chairwoman Sandra Wise; 2020 Countryside Dr.; Fremont, Ohio 43420
Hardware Engineer III, Dominion Voting Systems — Dominion Voting Systems is seeking an accomplished and passionate Hardware Engineer III to be join our team in Toronto! This position will be responsible for provision of electronics, software and mechanical engineering support to new product development, manufacturing and field support teams. Deadline: Open until filled. Application: For the complete job listing and to apply, click here.
Payroll & AP Administrator, Dominion Voting Systems — Dominion Voting Systems is seeking an experienced Payroll & AP Administrator to be join our team in Denver, CO! This position will be responsible for managing and organizing of all functions related to payroll administration and accounts payable, including, but not limited to: recording, processing and obtaining approvals; and Processing all matters in a timely and accurate fashion, including following up on items related to the various accounts payable, payroll and month-end deadlines. Deadline: Open until filled. Application: For the complete job listing and to apply, click here.
President, Verified Voting — Verified Voting Foundation (a 501(c)(3) organization) and VerifiedVoting.org (a 501(c)(4) organization) are nonprofit, nonpartisan organizations founded over a decade ago by election security experts. We strive to guarantee the accuracy, transparency, and verifiability of elections, so that citizens rightly can trust election outcomes. We are the only national organization with the exclusive mission of protecting the security of elections in the digital age. This is is an exciting time to be Verified Voting President. Citizens and policy makers are finally becoming aware of major security vulnerabilities of our election systems. The President of Verified Voting, who is the Chief Executive Officer of both organizations, will have a platform that can have significant national impact. We are in the initial stages of launching an ambitious nationwide campaign to promote the adoption of paper ballots and routine manual audits throughout the U.S. Deadline: Open until filled. Application: For the complete job listing and to apply, click here.
Product Specialist, Dominion Voting Systems — Dominion Voting Systems is seeking two experienced and passionate Product Specialist. One of the positions will be in our Denver, CO office and the other will be in our San Leandro, CA office! These positions are will be accountable for the readiness of Dominion’s voting systems to perform properly in assigned jurisdictions; which includes defining the functionality of the D-Suite system, monitoring the development of the system in accordance with the required functionality, and managing its testing and preparation for delivery to the market; this position also provides significant input to the system release visions, diagnoses and resolves obstacles and challenges as they arise. Salary: Negotiable base + bonus target & benefits. Deadline: Open until filled. Application: For the complete job listing and to apply, click here.
Regional Sales Manager (West), Dominion Voting Systems — Dominion Voting Systems is seeking is highly-motivated and accomplished Regional Sales Manager to work remotely and be based in the Western United States; preferably California. The Regional Sales Manager is responsible for long term sales (3-5 years) of the company’s election products and services in a specified geographic region to governmental agencies. This position uses technical, organizational and customer knowledge to influence customers and assist them in applying the products and services to their needs, resulting in revenue generation. In addition, the position provides input and participates in the marketing, planning and development of products and services. Salary: Negotiable base + commission & benefits. Deadline: Open until filled. Application: For the complete job listing and to apply, click here.
Senior Researcher, Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning & Engagement (CIRCLE), Tisch College — CIRCLE is seeking a Senior Researcher with a background in quantitative research methodologies and varied experience in planning and executing research projects. Responsibilities include serving as the lead quantitative researcher on a range of research projects that may include secondary data-analysis, large dataset creation/analysis, literature reviews, field experiments, and original surveys. The Senior Researcher’s tasks include producing analytic plans, methodology documentations, datasets, reports, fact sheets, formal and informal research briefs and press releases on timely and relevant topics, often in close collaboration with CIRCLE colleagues. The Senior Researcher will assist with research grant proposals writing especially with the methodology sections. They will occasionally represent CIRCLE research conferences, practitioner forums, and press events. The Senior Researcher will work alongside colleagues, including a current Senior Researcher, Director of Impact, and Researcher, and provide inputs and peer training to other CIRCLE staff who produce research (quantitative and qualitative). All CIRCLE staff report directly to Director of CIRCLE, who reports to Associate Dean of Research at Tisch College. Application: For the complete job listing and to apply, click here.
Senior Technical Trainer, Clear Ballot, Boston, Massachusetts — our small and growing documentation and training team has an immediate need for a new member with intermediate-to-senior experience in: Instructional design, development of learning curricula, production of training materials, and hands-on, customer facing training. Generally, the training department, technical staff, and operations staff provide training at the customer’s site. We need an instructional designer and trainer who can analyze the learners and materials, and establish an appropriately targeted learning program. The opportunity exists to develop computer based training as an enhancement to our learning curriculum. Deadline: Open until filled. Application: For the complete job listing and to apply, click here.
State Certification Manager, Clear Ballot, Boston, Massachusetts— Certification Manager’s primary duty is to manage, coordinate, and represent Clear Ballot when finding compliance to all regulations and mandates of the federal and state election certification boards. The successful candidate has all or some combination of experience with voting systems certification campaigns, VVSG requirements, project management techniques and tools, and the ability to describe to technical staff how to comply with the statute, rule and other written and unwritten system requirements. This position reports to the Vice President, Product. Deadline: Open until filled. Application. For the complete job listing and to apply, click here.
Systems Engineer, Clear Ballot, Boston, Massachusetts — 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. Deadline: Open until filled. Application: For the complete job listing and to apply, click here.
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Personal Electronic Ballots
The St. Louis County, Missouri Board of Elections is seeking to purchase Personal Electronic Ballots (PEB’s) used in ES&S iVotronic voting machines. If your jurisdiction has any extra or leftover PEB’s from legacy systems, please contact Christian Tolbert at firstname.lastname@example.org or 314-615-1853.