CDCAT Webinar - Elections: Before the Doors Open

February 11

Webinar - Elections: Before the Doors Open
February 11, 2020
2 p.m.

Before you open your doors for early voting on Feb. 18, join us as we cover important information in preparation for the upcoming primary election. This webinar is available to all elected county and combination clerks, and elections administrators.

Registration is free.

For more information, contact Nanette Forbes or Luz Hinojosa or call (800) 456-5974.

Before you open your doors for early voting on Feb. 18, join us as we cover important information in preparation for the upcoming primary election. This webinar is available to all elected county and combination clerks, and elections administrators.

Registration is free.

Panelists

Christina Worrell Adkins, Legal Director, Elections Division, Texas Office of the Secretary of State
Jennifer Anderson, Hays County Elections Administrator
Chris Davis, Williamson County Elections Administrator
Hon. Heather H. Hawthorne, Chambers County Clerk

Moderator

Nanette Forbes, Texas Association of Counties, Legislative Manager

For more information, contact Nanette Forbes or Luz Hinojosa or call (800) 456-5974.

Discussion will include, but not limited to, the following subject matter:

Election Inspector Checklist

During an election, many counties may have an election’s inspector from the secretary of state’s office observing. An election’s specialist has a checklist of what to look for during their observation. This discussion will discuss what is on the checklist.

Reporting Requirements

Review and discuss the new reporting requirements implemented from the passage of new legislation, HB 2628 and HB 2640. Local election results will now have to be reported to the secretary of state.

  1. HB 2628 — relating to the manner of reporting and maintaining certain information relating to candidates and election returns.
  2. HB 2640 — relating to political parties.

Posting Requirements

Review and discuss posting requirements at the polling places and elsewhere in the county.

Clarifying ABBMs

There have been questions on the elections Listserv about receiving ABBMs that are questionable and not in the proper format with the proper language or lacking language. We will discuss what is acceptable.

Emergency Ballots

Since this is a presidential election year it is anticipated that there will be an increase in voter turnout. This discussion will cover how to prepare in the event emergency ballots are needed.

Fleeing Voters with Paper Ballots

Many counties now have voting equipment that provide a paper audit trail. What procedures can you put in place to prevent your voter from walking out the door with their paper ballot?

Having a paper-based electronic voting system will take voters longer to vote, which will create longer lines. This could cause election results to take longer to be announced to the public and social media. What procedures do you have in place to make the public and social media aware this may happen?

Security Best Practices

This discussion will offer recommendations on the security procedures in working with social media and the formatting of election results.

Questions from Webinar Participants

Participants of the webinar will want to download the following materials prior to the webinar:

Participants will also want to refer to the link below:

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