Join election administrators, elected and government officials, voting systems representatives, and RCV proponents for this online symposium focused on:
- Best practices and case studies for ranked choice voting (RCV) presented by some of the country’s leading election experts;
- Presentations from the nation’s voting system vendors about their latest voting systems and RCV capabilities;
- Discussions about RCV and the process for implementing by election administrators who have administered this voting method.
Register for Each Session Individually -- 10 Sessions In 2 Days -- Free
Day 1: April 23
Session 1: RCV Today
Apr 23, 2018, 10:30–11:30 AM EDT Registration Link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2476747088439171841
In this session, panelists will provide their unique perspective of how ranked choice voting has evolved, what issues this voting method addresses, and some initial lessons learned over the course of RCV elections. Panelists: Casey Carl, City Clerk, Minneapolis, MN; Anita Earls, Civil Rights Attorney and former Southern Coalition Center for Social Justice Executive Director; Rob Richie, Executive Director, FairVote.
Session 2: RCV Successes -- A Look at Actual Implementations
Apr 23, 2018, 12:30–2:00 PM EDT Registration Link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8074739017446888193
These panelists have implemented and administered ranked choice voting elections. Hear their thoughts on what has worked, changes they have made along the way, and what's ahead in future elections. Panelists: Grace Wachlarowicz, Assistant City Clerk/Director of Elections & Voter Services, Minneapolis, MN; Chris Jerdonek, Ph.D., Elections Commissioner, San Francisco, CA; Caleb Kleppner, Principal & Director of Technology, MK Election Services; Joseph Debney, Executive Director, Charleston County Board of Elections & Registration, Charleston, SC.
Session 3: RCV Case Studies & Future Successes
Apr 23, 2018, 2:30–3:30 PM EDT Registration Link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8787347896571433729
Leading experts in the academic study of elections will present in this session. Robert Montjoy, RCV Resource Center Advisory Board Member and Professor at the University of New Orleans, will present case studies to address why RCV has flourished in some locations, while not in others. Robert Joyce, Professor of Public Law and Government at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Government, will look at the use of RCV in North Carolina. Doug Chapin, Director of Program for Excellence in Election Administration/Election Academy at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs, University of Minnesota, will share his insights about what locations are on the horizon for RCV.
Session 4: U.S. Election Assistance Commission -- The Certification Process
Apr 23, 2018, 4:30–5:30 PM EDT Registration Link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/431125496179767043
Representatives from the U.S. Election Assistance Commission will discuss the certification process and work to develop updated Voluntary Voting Systems Guidelines (VVSG) through the Voting Systems Working Group to include RCV.
Day 2: April 24
Session 5: Informed RCV Voters from Start to Finish
Apr 24, 2018, 10:00–11:00 AM EDT Registration Link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5082270787904824323
Voter understanding and engagement is the very heart of election administration. From ballot design to results presentation, learn the latest outcomes from usability testing by the Center for Civic Design in partnership with the Ranked Choice Voting Resource Center and FairVote. Presenter: Whitney Quesenbery, Co-Director, Center for Civic Design.
Session 6: Voting Systems & RCV Capabilities -- Unisyn Voting Solutions
Apr 24, 2018, 11:30 AM–12:00 PM EDT Registration Link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/7531739702520068611
Unisyn Voting Solutions will present the company's latest voting systems and how these systems can be used for ranked choice voting ballot design and tabulation.
Session 7: Voting Systems & RCV Capabilities -- Hart InterCivic
Apr 24, 2018, 12:30–1:00 PM EDT Registration Link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/4557240791502315523
Hart InterCivic will present the company's latest voting systems and how these systems can be used for ranked choice voting ballot design and tabulation.
Session 8: Voting Systems & RCV Capabilities -- ES&S
Apr 24, 2018, 1:30–2:00 PM EDT Registration Link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/838887079922012419
Election Systems & Software (ES&S) will present the company's latest voting systems and how these systems can be used for ranked choice voting ballot design and tabulation.
Session 9: Voting Systems & RCV Capabilities -- Dominion Voting Systems
Apr 24, 2018, 2:30–3:00 PM EDT Registration Link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8895794927450638595
Dominion Voting Systems will present the company's latest voting systems and how these systems can be used for ranked choice voting ballot design and tabulation.
Session 10: Voting Systems & RCV Capabilities -- Universal RCV Tabulator
Apr 24, 2018, 4:30–5:00 PM EDT Registration Link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/329617483192070403
The Ranked Choice Voting Resource Center has partnered with Bright Spots to deliver open source software for jurisdictions to tabulate RCV results with legacy voting equipment, when tabulation software is not available through the voting system vendor, or when a state needs to aggregate results from multiple voting systems. See a demonstration of this software and learn more about how the tabulation process works. Presenters: Louis Eisenberg and Jon Moldover, Bright Spots; Caleb Kleppner, MK Election Services; and George Gilbert, Ranked Choice Voting Resource Center.