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Thu, Jan 17 2008

Election Board classes

I've just completed about six hours' worth of training for the upcoming February Primary Election. Now things have to simmer a bit before I go back and review my Electronic Voting Specialist manual and see how much of the technical information has held together in my head. For the first time this year, training for clerks became a 3-hour class and the classes for inspectors are being held separately from the classes for clerks. (The Electronic Voting Specialist classes are held separately from either of those sessions.)

Once again, we'll be using Sequoia Voting Systems machines. You can get a peek (PDF) of the touchscreen machine from Sequoia's web site. (We don't have the Advantage Plus, which allows better access to an audio-assisted unit for voters with low vision. Our audio-assisted unit is a little different. And ours does not come with wheels.) A version of the optical scanner we'll be using is also shown (PDF) on the company's web site.

Those of us who are Vote-By-Mail (formerly known as Absentee) voters get to bypass electronics and opt for the good-old snail mail method of casting our votes. Many of us have already voted. All of you campaign-trail people should have taken that into consideration when you planned on not showing up in California until late in January.

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