Friday, February 09, 2007

Citizens Voting Committee

In case you haven't noticed, I am on the Citizens Voting Committee. We had our second meeting yesterday and there are some good things to report.

First off, the elections office is now up to authorized strength again. They could probably use more people, but that will be looked at when we are farther along. They have looked at some of the procedures and paperwork and started making the process manageable. There is still a lot of work to be done.

They are contracting for more training. The consensus is that the majority of the training needs to be hands on. At the same time, there is a serious need for more election judges, clerks, etc.. The pay is low, the hours are long, but the rewards are a functioning election system that is necessary for good government.

We have heard from election workers and party regulars, but we still need input from more people on their concerns about our election system. If you post a comment here, I will take it with me to the elections committee. You can also email them at directly.

Your suggestions and help will be deeply appreciated. Don't wait too long, the May elections are just around the corner.

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