Election Center 2005 professional practices papers

We’ve obtained a single pdf file that contains all of the “2005 Professional Practices Papers” from The Election Center’s 21st National Conference, held this past summer in Beverly Hills, California. The list of papers contained in this pdf file is given below. The first paper, by Dana Debeauvoir, received the “2005 Best Professional Practices Award”. It is an exceptional piece of work, an example of the contributions being made by our election administrators. I’ve not had a chance to read through the rest of the papers, but I bet there are also some other excellent pieces of work here.

  1. Dana Debeauvoir, County Clerk, Travis County, Austin, Texas, “Method for Developing Security Procedures in a DRE Environment”.
  2. Beverly B. Kaufman, County Clerk, Harris County, Houston, Texas, “Harris Votes! Language Assistance Program”.
  3. Patricia M. Hollarn, Supervisor of Elections, Okaloosa County, Fort Walton Beach, Florida, “Kids Vote, Too”.
  4. Barbara A. Kirkman, Supervisor of Elections, Clay County, Green Cove Springs, Florida, “Florida Youth Challenge Academy Elections and Voters Responsibility Program” and “Mentoring the Next Generation of Voters, Clay County Junior Election Board”.
  5. Dean C. Logan, Director, King County, Seattle, Washington, “2004 Primary Public Education Campaign”.
  6. Gary J. Smith, Director of Elections, Forsyth County, Cumming, Georgia, “Forsyth County Electronic Poll Book Program”.
  7. Kristin Heffron, Chief Deputy, Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk, County of Los Angeles, Norwalk, California, “The Secret to Educating Your Voters. . . on a Budget that Doesn’t Pinch” and “Service Club Option.”.
  8. Neal Kelley, Chief Deputy, Registrar of Voters, County of Orange, Santa Ana, California, “Non-Traditional Poll Worker Recruitment Program” and “Enhancing the Election Process through Mapping”.
  9. Brian D. Newby, Election Commissioner, Johnson County, Olathe, Kansas, “Election Worker Training Program, A Variety of Approaches,” and “Partners in Democracy, A Community Outreach Program”.
  10. Elizabeth R. Townsend, Community Relations/Voter Education Coordinator, Hernando County, Brooksville, Florida, “Advertise to a Captive Audience”, “An Advertisement to Catch Everyone’s Attention” and “Don’t Tell People
    they Should Vote . . .Invite Them to Vote”.
  11. J. R. Perez, Elections Administrator, Guadalupe County, Seguin, Texas, “If the County is Expected to Conduct the Elections for all Entities, How do we Handle the Large Number of Elections?”
  12. Pat Beckstead, Election Coordinator, Davis County, Farmington, Utah, “Polling Location Coordinator Program” and “Every Poll a Phone”.
  13. Elaine Larson, Assistant Registrar of Voters, Santa Clara County, San Jose California, “Election Barcode Tracking Systems”.
  14. David Orr, County Clerk, Cook County, Chicago, Illinois, “Shaping Provisional Voting”.
  15. Dr. Brenda C. Snipes, Supervisor of Elections, Broward County, Fort Lauderdale, Florida, “High School Voter Registration”.
  16. Kay Clem, Supervisor of Elections, Indian River County, Vero Beach, Florida, “Customized Survey Program” and “Sunshine State Young Reader’s Award Program”.
  17. Mary Johnson-Hall, Election Specialist, CERA, and Christie Rupert, Election Specialist, Pierce County, Tacoma, Washington, “Pierce County UOCAVA Voter Testimonials”.
  18. Scott Doyle, Clerk and Recorder, Larimer County, Fort Collins, Colorado, “Vote Centers”.
  19. Sara Harris, Deputy Election Director, Montgomery County, Rockville, Maryland, “Election Task Force”.