Pac NW Elections Conference

This is where I’ll be for the next few days. I’ll try to post a few items–I think the most interesting events will be these:

Where Do We Go from Here? National Perspective on
HAVA II and the Pew Charitable Trusts
John Lindback, Oregon State Director of Elections
Doug Chapin, Director,
Ray Martinez, Pew Charitable Trusts

“Surviving the Perfect Storm” – What Happened in Washington State
in November 2004 (The Closest Governor’s Race in U.S. History)
Kim Wyman, Thurston County Auditor
Nick Handy, Washington State Director of Elections
John Pearson, Washington State Deputy Director of Elections
Evelyn Arnold, Chelan County Auditor

Signature Verification Procedures
Moderator: Shelly Johnston, Lincoln County Auditor
Speaker: Heather Carlson, Forensic Document Examiner,
Northwest Forensics

Ok, the last one is sort of nerdy, but really important for anyone who studies voting by mail and absentee balloting.