I. In Focus This Week
President expected to launch commission on ‘election integrity’
Commission to be chaired by vice president
In a closed- door meeting with Congressional leaders and subsequently in numerous tweets shortly following his inauguration, President Donald J. Trump alleged that three to five million illegal votes were cast in the 2016 general election.
Although he had no evidence to back up his claims — including a claim that former New Hampshire Senator Kelly Ayotte (R) would have been re-elected had there not been voter fraud — Trump said he would sign an executive order to create a presidential commission to look into the alleged voter fraud.
The president’s claims were met with denial from state and local elections officials and great skepticism from others in the elections field. Even Snopes.com weighed in on the claim.
“The process had integrity. It was extremely well administered. And in the end, the people's voice was heard and the process served voters well," U.S. Election Assistance Commission Chair Matthew Masterson (R) told the Center for Public Integrity.
Now, according to multiple media outlets, the president is expected to sign an executive order today (May 11) authorizing the establishment of an “election integrity” commission.
According to published reports, Vice President Mike Pence and Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach will lead the commission which is supposed to include Republicans and Democrats.
The Associated Press reports, potential panel members include Secretaries of State Connie Lawson (R-Indiana), William Gardner (D-New Hampshire), Matthew Dunlap (D-Maine) and former Secretary of State Ken Blackwell (R-Ohio). Also among the reported potential commission members is U.S. Election Assistance Commissioner Christy McCormick (R).
At press time there are no reports of local elections officials on the commission.
A White House official told The Associated Press that the panel will “aim to ensure confidence in the integrity of federal elections while looking at vulnerabilities in the system and the possibility of improper voting and fraudulent voter registration and voting.”
In addition to questions about who will serve on the commission and what its guidelines will be, the question about how it will be funded also remains unanswered. In February Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said that federal funds should not be used for such a commission.
"This sort of thing is handled at the state level, and the Democrats always claim there's no election fraud at all. That is, of course, not true -- election fraud does occur. There's no evidence that it occurred in such a significant number that would have changed the presidential election, and I don't think we ought to spend any federal money investigating that," the Kentucky Republican told CNN.
The need for a presidentially-appointed commission has been questioned by members of both parties since the president first suggested it.
“If the administration decides to pursue some sort of investigation on that, we will certainly cooperate in any way that they ask for,” Sen. John Thune (R-South Dakota) said during an earlier GOP retreat according to The Los Angeles Times. “But all I can tell you is this: We had an election; it was a decisive outcome. We have a new president, a new Congress and I view the election as history and we’re ready to roll up our sleeves and go to work for the American people.”
Utah Republican Jason Chaffetz who currently chairs the House Oversight Committee has said his committee will not conduct an investigation into the 2016 election.
"The president said that he thought there was 'widespread voter fraud,'" Chaffetz told CNN's "New Day" in early March.
"I don't see any evidence of that. We're not doing an investigation of that. Sometimes you do, sometimes you don't."
ElectionlineWeekly will have more on this next week.
II. Election News This Week
We have a winner! Congratulations to Marie Dagata, 59 and Scott Heinz, 56 of Bronxville for their winning design in the NYC Campaign Finance Board’s competition to create a new “I Voted” sticker for New York City. The winning design is based on the city’s subway system. "All the people of the boroughs meet together, pass each other, need each other in the subway and the voting booth," said the winning designers, in reference to their submission. The CFB received more than 700 submissions, which they then narrowed down to 10 finalists. The winning design was chosen through a public vote of nearly 10,000 ballots that were cast via phone, computer and tablet and the CFB used ranked choice voting to choose the winner. Congratulations Marie and Scott and the people of New York City. We here at electionline love your design and are just a bit jealous.
It’s always interesting when elections officials determine the per-vote cost of conducting an election and recently, Bexar County, Texas determined that with only an 11 percent turnout, each vote of the May 6 cost about $9.14. That’s almost $2 more than the minimum wage in Texas. Elections Administrator Jacque Callenen told News 4 San Antonio that the cost of running an election isn’t cheap, “But it’s the best we have. It’s democracy at its best.” And in Genesee County, Michigan the clerk’s office spent about $25,000 for ballots that weren’t used. The county ordered 156,124 ballots and turnout was only 21,171. “It has become abundantly clear that May elections do not work,” Genesee County Clerk John Gleason said. “It is an unusual date for voters to participate.”
This has just not been Marion County, Oregon’s election. First it was reported that 318 residents received empty ballot envelopes and now 28 ballots have been left without candidate names. The empty envelopes was blamed on an inserting process mix-up and the blank ballots were the result of an error that occurred with the ballot software. County Clerk Bill Burgess said the printing problem has been resolved with manufacturer and now it’s just a matter of making sure those affected get new ballots before Tuesday.
Congratulations to the Hillsborough County, Florida Supervisor of Elections Office that was recently received a 2017 Brilliance Award from Pitney Bowes. In the Industry-Leading Compliance category, the Hillsborough County Supervisor of Elections Office was recognized for its use of a Pitney Bowes Relia-Vote solution to manage the increased demand for mailed ballots, while also complying with state mandated deadlines and other regulations.
Personnel News: Dennis Parrott, Jasper County, Iowa auditor has been appointed to the U.S. Election Commission’s Standards Board. Indiana Secretary of State Connie Lawson has announced that she will seek re-election in 2018. Gloria Vera, Dawson County, Texas clerk is preparing to retire after 30 years of public service. Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted has officially thrown his hat into the ring for the 2018 governor’s race. Derek Lamar Bowens has been named the new director of elections for Durham County, North Carolina. Melinda Dubroff has been named the San Joaquin County, California registrar of voters.
In Memoriam: Lafourche Parish Registrar Mary Doucet died on April 11. She was 63. Doucet worked in the registrar of voters office for 44 years including 25 years as chief deputy and six years as registrar. Her first job out of high school was in the registrar’s office. “They tease me,” Doucet told the Daily Comet when she was appointed registrar. “They tell me I’ve been here since Jesus was a baby boy.” Tammy Wendelschaefer who worked with Doucet for 12 years told the paper that Doucet loved serving the voters of Lafourche Parish. “She was really dedicated and kind of married to her job. She was very passionate about being at work every day and not missing work, and she was also kind of a kid at heart,” Wendelschaefer told the paper. “She loved telling jokes and visiting with the voters and knew almost everyone.”
III. Research and Report Summaries
Voices of Democracy: The State of Language Access in California's November 2016 Elections- Asian Americans Advancing Justice-California, May 2017: A new report finds that during the November 2016 election California election officials met and exceeded federal requirements in Section 203 of the federal Voting Rights Act related to providing translated ballots and bilingual poll workers to serve minority language communities. It also found room to improve for counties serving a broader range ofminority language communities than required by federal law. The report provides recommendations about improving poll worker training and increasing the recruitment of bilingual poll workers.
IV. Legislative Updates
Federal: Sen. Angus King (I-Maine) recently sent a letter to the Senate appropriations committee seeking $160 million to supply states with voting machines that provide a paper record. "A simple and effective solution to the cybersecurity vulnerability of our voting systems is available immediately: audit the results of elections instead of trying to secure computer systems," King wrote in his letter according to The Hill.
California: By a vote of 32-6, the California Senate has approved a measure to move the state’s presidential primary election up to March beginning in 2020.
Colorado: With the clock ticking, by a 31-4 vote the Senate has approved a bill that would dictate how the new open primaries in the state are run. The bill has passed out of a House committee, but must pass two votes on the House floor.
Illinois: House Bill 539, which was approved 99-11 by the House, will allow county clerks to reduce the number of judges required at a voting precinct from five to three during primaries.
Also in Illinois, the Senate has approved Senate Bill 1933 that would automatically register Illinoisans to vote when they visit the secretary of state’s office or other state agencies. The bill would not automatically register those who obtain driver’s licenses.
Iowa: Gov. Terry Branstad (R) has signed House File 516 into law. The Election Integrity Act will require voters to show a form of photo ID in order to cast a ballot, will shorten the time for absentee voting and provide guidelines for accessibility at polling places.
Louisiana: The House has approved House Bill 272 which makes it easier to recall elected officials. The bill would retain the 40 percent requirements for voting district with 1,000 registered voters or fewer. But it seeks to repeal the requirement that recall organizers must gather signatures from at least one-third of registered voters in districts with more than 1,000 voters.
Montana: The Bozeman city commission voted unanimously to hold an all-vote-by-mail election this November. The commissioners also agreed to cover the cost of the return postage.
Nebraska: An attempt to override Gov. Pete Rickett’s veto of a bill to expand ex-felon voting rights has failed. Ricketts vetoed a bill that would have eliminated the two-year waiting period for ex-felon to have their rights restored. The attempted override failed on a 23-23 vote.
Also in Nebraska, a voter ID proposal was defeated with the threat of a filibuster.
Nevada: Under Senate Bill 125, ex-offenders would have their voting rights restored a year after being paroled or put on probation. There would be exceptions for those convicted of crimes such as rape or murder.
Also in Nevada the Senate Legislative Operations and Elections Committee heard testimony this week on Assembly Bill 272, which gives county clerks the ability to establish vote centers, allows early voting to extend to the Sunday before election and allows clerks to set up polling sites on tribal lands if requested by the tribes.
Ohio: The Stow City Council voted 6-0 to place an ordinance on this year’s general election ballot asking voters whether they want to amend the city’s charter to eliminate the September primary. The county runs non-partisan elections and only uses the primaries to narrow down the number of candidates.
Oklahoma: Gov. Mary Fallin has signed Senate Bill 360 into law. Under the new law, the Oklahoma State Election Board must set up an online voter registration system following the November 2017 elections. In 2015 the state approved online voter registration, but that system is still under construction. This new system will allow already registered voters to update their information.
Virginia: Gov. Terry McAuliffe has vetoed a bill that would have shortened the time Virginian’s could register online to vote. The bill had attempted to move the deadline to 5pm instead of 11:59pm on the deadline day. “Eligible Virginians should continue to be allowed to register up until 11:59 p.m. in order to make it easier for our busy citizens to participate in the electoral process. We should be working to reduce barriers faced by eligible Virginians when engaging in the franchise, rather than creating new ones,” McAuliffe wrote in his veto statement.
Texas: House Bill 25, which would eliminate “one-punch” or straight-ticket voting, was approved 88-57.
Wisconsin: The Committee on Campaigns and Elections has approved House Bill 85 that will allow municipal officials to serve as election officials.
V. Legal Updates
California: The League of Women Voters and other voting rights organizations have filed a federal lawsuit in San Francisco alleging that the California Department of Motor Vehicles is violating the Motor Voter law by requiring more than 1 million Californians who renew their driver’s license by mail each year to fill out a separate form to register to vote.
Georgia: U.S. District Judge Timothy Batten has ordered the state to temporarily reopen the state’s voter registration rolls ahead of the congressional special election runoff.
Kansas: U.S. District Judge Julie Robinson had ordered Secretary of State Kris Kobach to turn over by Friday documents he shared with the president-elect regarding the state’s proof-of-citizenship law.
Michigan: A Macomb County judge has ordered Clerk Karen Spranger to cooperate with the county’s move to a new building. Spranger said she will follow the judge's order and refrain from doing anything like hiding moving boxes to impede the move.
Mississippi: The Mississippi public has paid nearly $74,000 to defend legislators in federal lawsuit by voters who say they were disenfranchised in a state House race that went to a tiebreaker and was later flipped. The Associated Press filed a public records request April 26 seeking information about payments to a private attorney, Michael Wallace, for representing Speaker Philip Gunn and others in the lawsuit. The House Management Committee released a document Tuesday showing $73,735 in payments to the Wise Carter law firm, where Wallace is a shareholder.
New Hampshire: The American Civil Liberties Union has sued the state of New Hampshire because they state invalidated several hundred absentee ballots in 2016 because of mismatched signatures. "People should not be denied their fundamental right to vote because of penmanship but that's exactly what is happening in New Hampshire," Gilles Bissonnette, legal director of the ACLU of New Hampshire, said in a statement.
Texas: The Dallas County District Attorney’s office has launched a criminal investigation into voter fraud following numerous complaints about possible tampering with mail ballots. Hundreds of people throughout the county report receiving absentee ballots that they did not apply for, although county records indicate that they did submit an application.
VI. Tech Thursday
Georgia: According to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, 11 voters have asked Secretary of State Brian Kemp to review the state’s voting system in advance of the June special election runoff. State law permits voters to request a review of the voting system in advance of an election.
Illinois: The State Board of Elections has provided more details about the 2016 hack of the state’s voter registration database. According to the SBE, hackers gained access to personal information, including social security numbers of 80,000 voters. The officials said hackers had access to the database for about three weeks before the breach was discovered.
VII. Opinions This Week
Colorado: Proposition 108
Florida: Election schedule
Georgia: Voting rights
Kansas: Kris Kobach
Massachusetts: Ex-felon voting rights
Michigan: Voter bill of rights
Minnesota: Provisional ballots;
New Mexico: Voting culture
VIII. Available RFIs/RFPs
Colorado Secretary of State's Office
The Colorado Secretary of State wants to engage with individuals or a firm to create a software system to implement risk-limiting audits on a statewide basis. A risk-limiting audit provides strong statistical evidence that the reported election outcome is correct, and has a high probability of correcting an incorrect outcome. In general terms, Colorado will require counties to follow the ballot-level comparison audit methodology proposed by M. Lindeman & P. Stark, A Gentle Introduction to Risk-limiting Audits, IEEE Security and Privacy 2012 (March 16, 2012) (available at https://www.stat.berkeley.edu/~stark/Preprints/gentle12.pdf).
The solicitation, called a “Request for Documented Quotes”, is posted on the State of Colorado’s Vendor Self Service website. To view the solicitation, visit www.colorado.gov/vss, click on “Public Access”, and use the search terms “risk limiting audit”. Full information on the solicitation and information on how to submit a quote is available there. The deadline for submissions is Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at 3:00 pm Mountain Time.
Los Angeles County
The Los Angeles County RR/CC is issuing this Request for Information (RFI) #17-001 to hear directly from vendors about their interest in potentially partnering with the County to bring the VSAP vision to fruition. Additionally, this RFI seeks input from the vendors on partnership models that would enable successful development and implementation of VSAP.
RR/CC would like to receive responses from any vendor who is interested in providing one or more components of VSAP, and encourages vendor feedback on the VSAP project being undertaken by RR/CC.
The components of VSAP are:
- Ballot Marking Device (BMD)
- Interactive Sample Ballot (ISB)
- New Tally System
- Tally System Scanners
- Special Thermal Printers for the BMD and ballot activation mechanism
- Vote by Mail (VBM)
- Systems Integrator Services
- VSAP On-going Maintenance and Support
Disclaimer: This RFI is for planning purposes only and is not an RFP, Invitation for Bid (IFB) or an obligation on the part of the County to acquire any services. Responses to this RFI are not offers and will not be accepted by the County to form a binding contract. The County reserves the right to determine how it should proceed as a result of this notice. Furthermore, those who respond to this RFI should not anticipate feedback with regard to its submission. The information provided in this RFI is subject to change and is not binding on the County.
IX. Upcoming Events
Global Election Technology Summit— The GET Summit is a multi-day conference and networking event convening leaders in the rapidly evolving space of election technology. This nonpartisan event provides a forum to build the technology infrastructure that enables innovation in election technology. Attendees include government officials, private industry, academia, media, and civil society organizations. A 30 percent registration discount is available to readers of electionline. When: May 17-21. Where: San Francisco.
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
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.
Data Reporting Supervisor, Orange County, Florida — The Office of the Supervisor of Elections is seeking an experienced GIS Data Reporting Supervisor to join our dynamic team. With minimal supervision, this position maintains accurate street index, precinct map, municipal and district boundaries for the elections office. The position coordinates all activities related to management of census data and redistricting. The ideal candidate would have experience managing GIS data for a government agency, developing and maintaining data reporting for internal and external parties and experience working with Oracle database, forms and reports including development of SQL queries and stored procedures. Preference will be given to candidates with strong supervisory skills, project management experience and prior experience utilizing MapInfo. Employment with the Orange County Supervisor of Elections Office is contingent upon successfully passing a criminal background check, health screening and verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses and certifications, as applicable. Salary: Grade 14-Minimum $56,998, Maximum $85,486. 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.
Election Warehouse Technician, Yavapai County, Arizona — Under minimal supervision, coordinates all the logistical activities for obtaining and equipping the county's polling locations. This includes assuring that these sites are in compliance with the Americans with Disability Act (ADA) and Help America Vote Act of 2002 (HAVA). PLEASE NOTE: This is not a typical warehouse job; no hard hats or heavy equipment operator licenses are necessary. Ideal candidate would have experience in election equipment testing and maintenance, leading a group of seasonal staff, project planning and preparing documents. Preference will be given to candidates with supervisory, project management and Microsoft Office experience. Employment with Yavapai County Government is contingent upon successfully passing a criminal background check and verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses and certifications, as applicable. Salary: $35,731-$41,073. Deadline: Open until filled. Application: For the complete job listing and to apply, click here.
Elections Director, New Hanover County, North Carolina — duties of the Director include managing and participating in the activities of regular staff and large number of temporary staff and volunteers while preparing for and conducting an election. The Elections Director oversees voter registration, records management, and candidacy filing; provides administrative assistance to the Board; interacts with candidates, political parties, civic organizations, and the general public as a non-partisan; develops and implements procedural and technical improvements; prepares long and short range operating plans; prepares and maintains departmental budget; prepares bid specifications for elections services and equipment and enters into contracts with vendors; testifies in legal or official proceedings; develops and conducts voter education and registration drive programs; reports unofficial election results to media and assists the Board with canvassing official results; prepares voting machines for elections; and maintains precinct maps. Salary: $68,256-$116,035. Deadline: May 23. 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.
Project Manager, Dominion Voting Systems — Dominion Voting Systems is seeking an experienced and passionate Project Manager to join our team in Michigan! This position will be responsible for the effective project management of assigned projects which includes, but not limited to, product implementations, scheduling, budgeting, quality control, staffing, communication, risk management, fulfillment, integration and customer communication. 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 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.
System Specialist, Dominion Voting Systems — Dominion Voting Systems is seeking tech-savvy, passionate System Specialist to be based in our Toronto office! This position will be responsible for a wide range of projects to include end-to-end election simulations, identifying new features for development, coming up with creative solutions to meet customer needs; and documenting procedures and solutions. Salary: Negotiable base + bonus target & benefits. Deadline: Open until filled. Application: For the complete job listing and to apply, click here.
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