Putting Tech to Work for Military & Overseas Voting: Recommendations by the CSG Overseas Voting Initiative

For U.S. service members and citizens living overseas, participating in elections back home can be a challenge—requiring requests for ballots in advance of Election Day and allowing sufficient time for their return stateside to be counted. The Council of State Governments’ Overseas Voting Initiative, or OVI, is working cooperatively with the Federal Voting Assistance Program, a U.S. Department of Defense agency, to develop best practices for state and local election administrators to help make voting an easier, faster and more accurate process for military and other overseas U.S. citizen voters—and the election administrators who serve them. In this FREE CSG eCademy webcast, members of the CSG OVI’s Technology Working Group discuss the group’s efforts to research improvements incorporating technology that can help U.S. election officials facilitate and improve the overseas voting process for their constituents. Presenters also share progress toward the development of the CSG OVI Technology Working Group recommendations, which will be released in December at the CSG 2016 National Conference in Colonial Williamsburg, Va.

 

Putting Tech to Work for Military & Overseas Voting: Recommendations by the CSG Overseas Voting Initiative 
Tuesday, May 10, 2 p.m. EDT
FREE CSG eCademy Webcast

 

 

Download the slides in PDF.

 

Presenters:

Michelle Shafer
Senior research associate
CSG Overseas Voting Initiative

David Beirne
Director of voting assistance
Federal Voting Assistance Program, U.S. Department of Defense

Neal Kelley
Registrar of voters
Orange County, California

Justus Wendland
Help America Vote Act administrator
State of Nevada

Robert Giles
Director, Division of Elections
New Jersey Department of State

 

 

 

 

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