I. In Focus This Week

If you want something done right, do it yourself
Seminole County, Florida’s supervisor of elections builds new website

By This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">M. Mindy Moretti
electionline.org

With nearly 40 percent of visitors to the Seminole County, Florida supervisor of elections’ website visiting on a phone or tablet, Elections Supervisor Michael Ertel realized that the site simply wasn’t responsive and those using hand-held devices were getting less of an experience than the desktop users.

It had also been at least five years since the site was last redone and in the world of website modernization, five years is a lifetime.

“I wanted to equalize the experience for all visitors, regardless of their point of entry into our online presence,” Ertel explained.

So, after receiving quotes for thousands and thousands of dollars for a new website, Ertel decided to learn design and build the site himself.

“I looked at the scope of work they were proposing, checked out some of the sites they were touting as examples, and then looked into the small business web portals like SquareSpace, Wix, DudaOne, Wordpress-themed sites, and others,” Ertel explained. “I looked at their templates, and realized I could do what we needed myself.”

Seminole Website

The entire thing cost the county $299, which was the ultimate website-for-life plan from DudaOne. Other than Ertel’s time, no other money was spent.

The new site also allows the county to comply with new federal ADA regulations, as well as create a fully bilingual site. The old site was also using WordPress, which is not the most secure format. The new site is much more secure, including an SSL certificate for each page.  

Another benefit, is the supervisor of elections office now has 100 percent control of the design and content of the site, so the office can make changes on the fly, without having to contact the vendor and wait for a response.

“I have the ability with this platform to have geographic as well as time-based pop-ups appear on any page. This way, as sample ballots come out for a specific city, if a voter visits the site, from that city, we can have a pop-up appear letting them know the sample ballot is ready for their specific city,” Ertel explained. “Also, I can run a timed banner or pop-up on the site letting voters know what is happening right now, i.e., early voting is going on today until 7; or the polls close in two hours -- click here to find your neighborhood-based polling location.”

It took Ertel, who has a background in journalism and designed newspapers and newsletters when he was in the Army, a little less than a month of part time and weekend work to design the new site. 

“The core site was done in a week, but I massaged the design for a few weeks,” Ertel explained. “As for design and coding, I did it myself, but I did send beta versions of the site to some local web designers to have them do usability testing of it. I also had our staff check and update anything I put on there to make sure I provided the most current information.”

The response to the new site has been overwhelmingly positive, although people were skeptical when they found out Ertel was redoing the site himself.

“I announced on Facebook that I was redoing the site myself and got some negative feedback from people before it went live, as they assumed it would not look good,” Ertel said. “After the site was published, we have had universal praise for the design and functionality.”

Ertel said one of the key things to remember when redesign the was to lead the voters to the site. Everything above the fold or on the first screen visitors see, without scrolling, is about the voter. He included quotes and photos from real voters about they #VoteSeminole.

“That brings the entire community together around our operation. It's a very uniting message, as voting is a uniting function of our republic,” Ertel said.

He avoided jargon and wrote the site in plain-speaking terms. Phrases like "book closing" and "precincts" were replaced with "deadlines" and "neighborhood-based polling locations."  

Also, main calls to action tabs are written in first person, so voters can more easily define what each link does. Another thing was to reduce the number of visible options on the front page to those things which voters (through tracking earlier web stats, and also conducting a Facebook poll), most wanted to see. 

“As you know, I advocate that we are not just in the elections business, but the voter engagement and opportunity fulfillment business, so engaging our voters via social media during ‘the off season,’ keeps voters bookmarking our page and continually coming back,” Ertel explained. “The call to action to tell us why you #VoteSeminole on the top of the page is a perfect example of keeping our voters engaged.  As time goes, we'll update the featured voters, so the site will seem new every time you visit it.”

 


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 III. Election News This Week

This week the Fargo, North Dakota council heard public input on a proposal that would move Fargo to an approval voting system — making them the only city in the country to do so. The system would only be in use for city elections. According to InForum, an elections task force looking into the possibility said the city’s elections equipment could handle the switch to approval voting for little additional money.

Residents of St. Paul, Minnesota approved ranked-choice voting back in 2009, but now opponents of the voting system are hoping to put the issues before the voters again this fall. "It promises a lot of things and it doesn't deliver on any of them," says Chuck Repke, who is leading the effort to get ranked choice voting repealed.

Faced with replacing five elected officials through special elections, the South Carolina Election Commission has asked lawmakers for permission to dip into the rainy day fund. The fund, about $255,000, is leftover from other election programs. “Historically, we have a handful of them a year,” Chris Whitmire told The Independent Mail. “This year, we’re already at a handful, and we’ve got about nine more months to go.” In addition to the five current vacancies, the state election commission is concerned there could be a domino effect from those open seats.

Once the setting for many great high school movies, the shopping mall is becoming a thing of the past as large anchors like Macy’s close up shop. But one Maryland county has an idea. Washington County has sent a letter intent to the owner of the Valley Mall about pursuing a contract to lease the former Macy’s space for election board offices and an early-voting site. The county's proposed budget includes $65,000 for annual rent for about 20,000 square feet in the former Macy's space, officials told the Herald Mail. Julie Rohm, the mall’s manager said the Washington County Board of Elections would be a great addition to the mall, where officials love to have small local spaces that tie into the community. The county thinks the centralized location with massive amounts of parking would help with early voting.

Congratulations to Winona State for registering the most students of all four-year Minnesota State University campuses. Winona registered 1,861 students to vote in November 2016 — 24 percent of the total student population.

Personnel News: Jeri Cook is the new Talbot County, Maryland elections director. Mary Bartelson has been appointed chief deputy of the El Paso County, Colorado clerk and recorder’s office. Vicki Vogel has been hired as the new elections administrator for Victoria County, Texas. Shawn Snyder is stepping down as the Bell County, Texas elections administrator. Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted has suspended Lucas County board of elections member James Hartley. Seth Harp has been appointed to the Georgia State Elections Board. Ray Kostesky has resigned from the Middlesex County, Virginia electoral board. Paula J. Wood has been appointed to the Meigs County, Ohio board of elections.

Get Well: Washington Secretary of State Kim Wyman announced this week that she has been diagnosed with colon cancer. “My doctors have told me this type of cancer is not only treatable, but curable,” Wyman wrote in a statement released by her office. “I expect to make a full recovery after undergoing chemotherapy and radiation treatment.” Wyman will continue to perform her officials duties while undergoing treatment, but Assistant Secretary Mark Neary will assume responsibility of the day-to-day operations of the secretary’s office. Electionline would like to wish Secretary Wyman a very speedy recovery!

 


IV. Legislative Updates

Arizona: Although Gov. Doug Ducey (R) has recently signed a citizen initiative bill, another bill is on a fast track. Under this legislation, elections officials would be required to toss out petitions if they don’t strictly comply with legal standards.

Arkansas: Gov. Asa Hutchinson (R) has signed a bill into law that will require voters to show a photo ID in order to cast a ballot.

California: The Assembly Elections and Redistricting Committee has approved an audit of Santa Clara County’s registrar of voter’s office. The county has suffered a series mistakes during elections since about 2010. “It’s not uncommon for administrative mistakes to be made, but the frequency of these mistakes is of particular concern,” Assemblyman Evan Low (D-Campbell), chair of the committee said. “And I don’t know of any other county having such issues.”

Florida: A House bill (HB 105) that would allow voters to fix mismatching signatures on their vote-by-mail ballots has been approved by the full House 113-0. A Senate companion bill has not yet had a hearing.

The House Government Accountability Committee has approved a bill that would change the dates for municipal elections in Tampa to every four years.

The Senate Rules Committee has approved SB 882 that would make the secretary of state’s position an elected instead of appointed one.

Indiana: A Senate committee has approved a “watered down” bill that would require the BMV to offer residents the chance to register to vote, but it would not automatically register anyone to vote as the bill had originally called for.

Also in Indiana, a bill that would reduce the number of Lake County precincts is on its way to the governor’s desk. The House voted 59-30 to approve the bill.

Iowa: The Senate has approved Secretary of State Paul Pate’s Election Integrity bill that would among other things, require a voter to show an ID, either a state-issued photo ID or special state-issued voter ID card.

Massachusetts: Several lawmakers have filed bills that would require Massachusetts to join ERIC. Membership could cost the state about $500,000 annually. One bill would automatically register voters who register a car or get a license from the Registry of Motor Vehicles.

Missouri: State lawmakers have rebuffed an attempt to increase the amount of spending for voter ID education. Rep. Peter Merideth (D-St. Louis) suggested taking $3 million from the $16 million lottery budget to bolster the voter ID education efforts.

Montana: A bill that would have allowed county elections administrators to conduct an upcoming special election solely by mail has been tabled in a House committee. With the clock ticking on decision, Democrats had attempted to push the bill to a full House vote, but instead, the committee voted to table the bill, which for all intents and purposes ends any attempt to do an all-mail election because ballots need to be in the mail by April 10.

Nevada: Under Assembly Bill 293, the state’s political parties would be allowed to have presidential preference primaries instead of caucuses.

Also in Nevada, under Senate Bill 492, the state’s two largest counties — Clark and Washoe — would move to a vote center system for future elections.

New York: Assemblymember Robert Carroll has introduced a bill that would lower the state’s voting age from 18 to 17. Under the legislation, students would also be allowed to register to vote during high school civics classes. “Seventeen-year-old New Yorkers contribute to their communities. They hold jobs. They pay taxes. When they commit crimes, they are tried as adults. They should be full participants in our democracy,” Carroll told the Brooklyn Eagle. 

Oregon: By a 19 to 10 vote, the Senate has approved a bill that will allow residents to pre-register to vote beginning at age 16.

Texas: By a 21-10 vote, the Senate has given tentative approval to a bill that would revamp the state’s voter ID rules. Senate Bill would add options for Texas voters who say they cannot “reasonably” obtain one of the seven forms of ID currently required at the polls.

Virginia: Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) once again broke out his veto pen this time to veto several elections-related bills including Senate Bill 1253 that would have required electronic poll books to contain photographs of registered voters. He also vetoed Senate Bill 1455 that would made it a misdemeanor for a person to give, offer or promise monetary payment to another person in exchange for that person registering to vote.

West Virginia: The House Judiciary Committee has approved an amended version of a new voter ID bill and sent it to the full House for consideration. According to the Charleston Gazette-Mail, the original bill would have required a state-issued photo ID to vote, but the new version of the bill only delays last year’s voter ID law until July 1, 2019. Under that legislation people can show a variety of forms of ID including utility bill and having someone vouch for you.

 


 V. Legal Updates

Michigan: Paul Kardasz and Erin Stahl, two former deputy clerks in Macomb County have filed a whistle-blower lawsuit alleging that they witnessed a pattern of incompetent, unethical and unlawful behavior that left he clerk’s office “on the brink of collapse.”

Montana: In other special election news, two people have filed a federal complaint saying that because they are minor-party candidates, they were denied the ability to get on the ballot for the upcoming special election.

Pennsylvania: Attorney General Josh Shapiro, at the behest of Republican House leader, is joining the District Attorney’s Office in a formal investigation into the recent special election in Philadelphia.

Tennessee: Virgil Jones, 56, an alderman in the city of Moscow has been indicted on charges of lying about where he lives for voting and election purposes. Jones was indicted on one count of false entry on official registration or election document, one count of perjury and false statement on official election documents and five counts of voter fraud.

Texas: A motion filed with the a three-judge panel in the U.S. District Court of San Antonio is seeking to block the state of Texas from using congressional maps in the 2018 election that were found to have been drawn in violation of the U.S. Voting Rights Act.

U.S. Virgin Islands: U.S. District Court Judge Curtis V. Gomez has ordered that a special election for senate should proceed. Kevin Rodriquez, who is running for the vacant seat, has taken his appeal to the Third Circuit Court of Appeals.

 


 VI. Tech Thursday

North Carolina: Congratulations to Forsyth County for receiving the G. Herbert Stout Awards at the NC GIS Conference. The county was awarded for creating a first-of-its-kind for North Carolina website that tracked early voting times in the 2016 election. According to The Chronicle, the app is similar to what Disney uses to inform visitors of wait times.

 


 VII. VIP Update

Voting Information Project Seeks New Home
Market analysis will help gauge interest, identify appropriate options

Last September, the Voting Information Project (VIP)announced that it was beginning a process to identify its next phase, as The Pew Charitable Trusts transitions away from elections work.

As part of that effort, VIP identified a group of stakeholders from the elections, civic tech and data, and academic communities that has been discussing how best to continue the project’s success in partnering with election officials, businesses, and organizations to deliver vital information to voters across the nation.

In January, the group sought feedback from the field and was impressed by the depth and breadth of the enthusiasm for VIP and its continued work on behalf of voters.

Today, we wanted to share an update on where the project stands and what happens next:

  1. The stakeholders’ group is finalizing a set of principles that will lay out the future vision for the Voting Information Project, including the work to be done and the desired characteristics of a new home for the project.
  2. Those principles will be shared with the field, including on this blog, as part of a formal invitation for parties to indicate their interest in acting as the next home for VIP.
  3. Based on those responses, Pew expects to identify and transition to that new home in time for the 2018 elections.

In preparation, Pew is working to identify the value of VIP to the field, both historically and going forward, by conducting a market analysis for the project’s continued operation. A Request for Information seeking firms that can conduct that analysis is available here. We will keep posting updates as the selection process for VIP’s new home moves ahead.  

This process has us excited about what’s next for the Voting Information Project, and we can’t wait to hear from those of you who are interested in continuing the mission of serving America’s voters.

Alexis Schuler is the senior director for state campaigns at The Pew Charitable Trusts.

 


 VIII. Opinions This Week

National Opinions: Hacked elections

California: Voting laws

Georgia: Election mischief

Illinois: Voter rolls

Iowa: Election integrity bill, II

Kansas: Election commissioners

Minnesota: Instant runoff voting

Montana: Special election, II, III, IV, V

Nebraska: Voter ID, II

Nevada: Primaries

New Hampshire: Secretary of state

New York: Board of elections funding

North Carolina: Gerrymandering | Same day registration

Ohio: Online voter registration

Oregon: Pre-paid postage

Pennsylvania: Voter ID

Texas: Voter fraud

Virginia: Voter fraud

Wisconsin: Voter education

 


 IX. Upcoming Events

The Changing Trends in Elections — a special workshop from the Election Center where you will hear from colleagues and stakeholders in the election process covering issues such as the Electoral College debate, voter registration and litigation update, modernization of the voter registration process, media review of the 2016 election and polls and media projections impact on election administrators, changes and trends with vote-by-mail and other USPS issues, the 2015 American Community Survey, polling place accessibility and much more. Where: Columbus, Ohio. When: April 26-28.

The Future of Elections: Technology Policy and Funding — Join legislators, legislative staff, elections officials and election administration experts for a discussion on the future of elections technology and how to pay for it. Share ideas on updating voting infrastructure in an era of limited resources and heightened security concerns. In addition to a robust discussion on elections policy, attendees will enjoy all Colonial Williamsburg has to offer. Bring the whole family with you! When: June 14-16. Where: Williamsburg, Virginia.

IaoGO 2017 Annual Conference — Mark your calendars now and stay tuned for more information and registration details on the International Association of Government Officials 2017 Annual Conference. When: July 6-13, 2017. Where: Walt Disney World Swan and Dolphin.

NASS 2017 Summer Conference — Mark your calendars now and stay tuned for more information and registration details on the National Association of Secretaries of State 2017 Summer Conference. When: July 7-10, 2017. Where: Indianapolis, Indiana.

Summer Conference on Election Science, Reform and Administration — Hosted by Reed College and Portland State University the goals of the conference are, first, to provide a forum for scholars in political science, public administration, law, computer science, statistics, and other fields who are working to develop rigorous empirical approaches to the study of how laws and administrative procedures affect the quality of elections in the United States; and, second, to build scientific capacity by identifying major questions in the field, fostering collaboration, and connecting senior and junior scholars. When: July 26-27. Where: Portland, Oregon.

NASED 2017 Summer Meeting— Mark your calendars now and stay tuned for more information and registration details on the National Association of State Election Directors 2017 Summer Meeting. When: August 22-25, 2017. Where: Anaheim, California.

 


 X. Job Postings This Week
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Account Manager, Clear Ballot, Boston — we are looking for a talented Account Manager to play an active role in developing and maintaining long-term working relationships with Clear Ballot’s customers. This person should be able to work independently and in partnership with other team members to achieve high customer satisfaction. The account manager will have a regional assignment, with certain customers assigned to him/her. Deadline: Open until filled. Application: For the complete job listing and to apply, click here.

Customer Relations Manager, Dominion Voting Systems — Dominion Voting Systems is seeking a passionate and dedicated Customer Relations Manager to join our team! This is remote position that can be based in either Ohio or Pennsylvania. In this role, you will be responsible for providing world-class customer service to our customers in Ohio and Pennsylvania in order to achieve our core purpose of delivering solutions for the advancement of fair, accessible, and secure elections! You will problem solve, collaborate, create and improve processes, and make our customers successful in the execution of seemingly impossible tasks. Excitement lives here! Salary: Negotiable base + bonus target & benefits. Deadline: Open until filled. Application: For the complete job listing and to apply, click here.

Director of Strategic Partnerships, Nonprofit Vote — Nonprofit VOTE partners with America’s nonprofits to help the people they serve – communities typically left out of the political process – participate and vote. We are the largest source of nonpartisan resources to help nonprofits integrate voter engagement into their ongoing activities and services. Nonprofit VOTE also assists nonprofits with other forms of civic engagement, and increasingly Census participation. Nonprofit VOTE manages the multi-organizational work of National Voter Registration Day (NVRD). NVRD is a single day of coordinated field, technology, and media efforts, held on the fourth Tuesday in September, to raise awareness of voter registration opportunities and ultimately help hundreds of thousands of Americans get registered to vote. Director of Strategic Partnerships will be focused on cultivating partnerships and related activities for both Nonprofit VOTE and NVRD. The Dir. of Strategic Partnerships will be based in a shared space or home office easily accessible to Washington, DC, with frequent travel across the country and to Nonprofit VOTE’s main office in Boston. Deadline: May 14. Application: For the complete job listing and to apply, click here.

Elections Director, Maricopa County, Arizona — administers comprehensive elections programs for Maricopa County.  Coordinates the timely electronic, mechanical, and/or by-hand count processing, verification and reporting of elections results in cooperation with other county, state and federal agencies.  Supervises the recruitment, training, and evaluation of election workers and staff.  Develops, administers and coordinates election division budgets.  Manages vendor relationships, procurement processes, and the Elections Department warehouse.   Reviews existing and proposed changes to election law, rules and regulations and oversees the implementation of changes to Election Department processes.  Provides feedback on proposed changes in law effecting the Elections Department.  Maintains security, auditing and accountability of all election materials and equipment, and related support resources.  Establishes policies and procedures to ensure the effective and efficient operation of the Elections Department.  Participates in the development of new and improved concepts and procedures for the most effective use of IT equipment, techniques, and best practices to improve efficiency of Elections Department functions.  Analyzes and develops recommendations for needed revisions, adjustments or creation of voting precincts.  Collects, analyzes and reports statistical election data to the County Recorder; and in conjunction with the County Recorder, to county, state and federal agencies and press.  Acts, as directed, as a spokesperson for the Elections Department in addition to interfacing with public, as needed. Salary: $97,281-$157,123. Deadline: April 30. Application: For the complete job listing and to apply, click here.

Elections Services Technician, Contra Costa County, California— current vacant positions will be assigned to one of the specialized unit of the elections department: Candidate and Voter Services; Voter Registration; Services and File Maintenance; Absentee Services/ Training and Procedures; Polling Place/Poll Worker Recruitment/Precinct Services; GIS and Mapping Services; and Warehouse and Equipment Services. This classification is responsible for performing complex and technical support activities associated with the preparation for and the conduction of elections; database management in one or more database systems and related work as required. Elections Services Technicians have responsibility for the unit’s day-to-day activities and are responsible to insure that proper procedures are following the preparation and conducting of each election. Salary: $3,561-$4,328 monthly. Deadline: April 7. Application: For the complete job listing and to apply, click here.

Elections Training Specialist, Wake County, North Carolina - The Wake County Board of Elections is seeking a Training Specialist to manage the training program for our 2,500+ election officials. This position will oversee the daily operation of the training program for the department; develop training materials, including classroom presentations, manuals, workbooks, training videos and online training modules to facilitate comprehensive training for election officials; review, evaluate, and modify existing and proposed programs and recommend changes; manage the Learning Management System through user interface design, user record management, course creation, and uploading of SCORM packages; schedule and design layouts for training facilities; train and manage instructors and assistants for in-person training classes; collaborate with team members to gain knowledge of work processes, identify training needs, and establish plans to address the needs through training solutions; identify innovative training tools and methods to enhance the training program; monitor and assess election law changes and incorporate the changes into polling place procedures; and develop and design election forms, precinct official website, newsletters, assessments, and other communications. Salary: $18.98- $25.62/hr + benefits and eligible for overtime pay. Deadline: April 11. Application: For the complete job listing and to apply, click here.

Full Stack .Net Developer, Dominion Voting Systems, Toronto, Ontario — Dominion Voting Systems is seeking a highly technical and passionate Full Stack .Net Developer to join our team in downtown Toronto! This position will be responsible for providing high-level technical expertise to design development, coding, testing and debugging of new voting system software and/or significant enhancements to existing software. This position will work on a team utilizing an Agile development environment. Salary: Negotiable base + bonus target & benefits. Deadline: Open until filled. Application: For the complete job listing and to apply, click here.

GIS (Mapping) Specialist, Fort Meyers, Florida — Lee County Supervisor of Elections is seeking a full-time Geographical Information Specialist to maintain our county precinct map.  Using MapInfo in conjunction with our voter registration (Voter Focus).  Successful applicant will help diagnosis system problems, correct or initiate corrective action through other technicians, consultants, vendors, technical manuals or supervisors. Qualifications: Five years minimum of Map Info project management, software development and applications support experience and three years or more of experience with Voter Focus or a comparable voter registration system; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job. Salary: $45,000-$70,000. Deadline: Open until filled. Application: For the complete job listing and to apply, click here.

Product Specialist, Denver, Colorado — Dominion Voting Systems is seeking a tech-savvy, passionate Product Specialist to join our team in downtown Denver! This position will be responsible for providing technical support on all Dominion Voting Systems products both on-site, via the telephone or via email; write detailed, technical documentation for distribution internally and externally; and interface directly with customers, co-workers, and election officials. Salary: Negotiable base + bonus target & benefits. Deadline: Open until filled. Application: For the complete job listing and to apply, click here.

Regional Sales Manager (Southeast), Dominion Voting Systems — Dominion Voting Systems is seeking is highly-motivated and accomplished Regional Sales Manager to work remotely and be based in the Southeastern United States; preferably in North Carolina, South Carolina, Georgia, or Louisiana. 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.

Regional Sales Manager (Northeast), Dominion Voting Systems — Dominion Voting Systems is seeking is highly-motivated and accomplished Regional Sales Manager to work remotely and be based in the Northeastern United States; preferably Illinois, Ohio or New York. 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.

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.

Sales Engineer, Dominion Voting Systems — Dominion Voting Systems is seeking a passionate and technically skilled Sales Engineer to be based in either California or Colorado. This position will be responsible for serving Dominion Voting Systems customers by identifying their needs; working with Engineering & Certification on adaptations of existing DVS products, equipment, and services; and this using technical, organizational and customer knowledge to influence customers and assist them in applying our products and services to their needs, resulting in revenue generation. Salary: Negotiable base + bonus target & benefits. Deadline: Open until filled. Application: For the complete job listing and to apply, click here.

Senior Software Engineer, Clear Ballot, Boston — Clear Ballot is looking for a talented Senior Software Engineer to be responsible for building and enhancing enterprise level web applications using JavaScript to create rich, dynamic and visually appealing experiences.  You should have expert knowledge of python, JavaScript and MySQL, as well as experience with various operating systems (Windows 10, Linux Ubuntu). The ideal candidate should have strong technical skills utilizing the latest concepts in front-end development, including responsive techniques, accessibility and client-side frameworks. You will be working with a small team of highly skilled individuals to build a platform that is changing the elections industry. Deadline: Open until filled. 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.

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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