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Tuesday, June 12
 

10:00am

Registration
Tuesday June 12, 2012 10:00am - 6:00pm
Foyer

12:00pm

DFM User Group Meeting
Tuesday June 12, 2012 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Spokane Falls A & B

12:00pm

DIMS User Group Meeting
Tuesday June 12, 2012 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Spokane Falls B & C

12:00pm

Votec User Group Meeting
Tuesday June 12, 2012 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Salon I

12:00pm

WSACA Legislative Meeting
Speakers
avatar for Julie Anderson - Pierce County Auditor

Julie Anderson - Pierce County Auditor

Julie Anderson is the Pierce County Auditor.  Elected in 2009, she is responsible for elections, licensing services, a variety of public records and animal control. Julie is a highly-organized and determined leader known for excellent communication and the ability solve problems.  For over 20 years, Julie has served Tacoma and Pierce County as a nonprofit leader, criminal justice practitioner, and elected official. Raised in a... Read More →


Tuesday June 12, 2012 12:00pm - 3:00pm
Salon IV

3:15pm

MyWACO Training for Auditors


Tuesday June 12, 2012 3:15pm - 5:00pm
Salon IV

3:15pm

ES&S User Group Meeting
Tuesday June 12, 2012 3:15pm - 6:00pm
Shades Conference Room

3:15pm

Hart User Group Meeting
Tuesday June 12, 2012 3:15pm - 6:00pm
Salon II & III

5:30pm

Vendor Reception

Trying to figure out what you'll be doing Tuesday evening?

Don't worry! Your 2012 Elections Conference Co-Charis have just the thing. 

Following your user group meetings on June 12th, we invite you to join us in the conference foyer for a first of a kind vendor reception. Light hors d'oeuvres, refreshments and great conversations are on the menu from 5:30pm to 9:00pm. 

To keep things interesting and memorable, Democracy Live will be sponsoring a free photo booth for all. The booth will be filled with fun props and is sure to keep everyone entertained! This will be an evening you will regret missing.

Be sure to schedule some time to come on by and say thank you to our vendors for their support! 

 


Tuesday June 12, 2012 5:30pm - 9:00pm
Foyer
 
Wednesday, June 13
 

7:00am

Registration
Wednesday June 13, 2012 7:00am - 9:00am
Foyer

8:00am

Breakfast

Bacon, Eggs and Potatoes


Wednesday June 13, 2012 8:00am - 9:00am
Salon I, II & III

9:00am

Opening of the 2012 Elections Conference

Let the conversations begin! We've got an opening like no other so be sure to get there early! 


Speakers
avatar for Kristina Swanson - Cowlitz County Auditor

Kristina Swanson - Cowlitz County Auditor

Kris Swanson began working for Cowlitz County in the Elections division 21 years ago, starting at a very, very, very young age.  After serving as Elections Supervisor for seven years, Kris was elected as Cowlitz County Auditor in 1998 and is currently serving in her fourth term.  Kris graduated from Lower Columbia College in 1995 and became a Certified Elections Registration Administrator (CERA) graduate from Auburn University in... Read More →
avatar for Marianne Nichols - Pend Oreille County Auditor

Marianne Nichols - Pend Oreille County Auditor

Marianne Nichols has served as Pend Oreille County Auditor since 2006.  Pend Oreille County has a population of 13,001, has 8,962 registered voters, one incorporated city, five towns and many amazing mountains, lakes and the beautiful Pend Oreille River. Prior to becoming Auditor, Marianne was licensed by the Washington State Bar Association to work as a Limited Practice Officer conducting real estate closings for almost 18 years and is... Read More →


Wednesday June 13, 2012 9:00am - 10:15am
Salon IV & V

10:15am

Break

Coffee, tea and water will be avaliable in the foyer. Oh and don't forget to take a few minutes to visit with all our awesome vendors! 


Wednesday June 13, 2012 10:15am - 10:45am
Foyer

10:45am

Jan Hargrave - Art of Communication

As a professional speaker, distinguished lecturer, author of Let Me See Your Body Talk, Freeway of Love, Judge the Jury and Strictly Business Body Language, Jan applies her amazing skills to show you how to take advantage of the vast world of nonverbal communication. She’s been a popular guest of the Montel Williams Show, Fox News, Great Day Houston, The Learning Channel, and E-Entertainment Television. Jan is also a contributing author to: The New York Post, Cosmopolitan Magazine, Redbook, In Touch Weekly, Us Weekly, Golf Magazine and The Forensic Examiner.


Speakers
avatar for Jan Hargrave CEO of Jan Hargrave & Associates

Jan Hargrave CEO of Jan Hargrave & Associates

Jan Latiolais Hargrave teaches you the ways in which your body communicates to the world around you.  Her information could help you to “read” your customers, your family, your students, your associates, in fact, everyone around you.  Author of Let Me See Your Body Talk, Freeway of Love, Judge The Jury and Strictly Business Body Language, and Poker Face, this popular speaker, distinguished educator, talk-show guest of The... Read More →


Wednesday June 13, 2012 10:45am - 12:00pm
Salon IV & V

12:00pm

Lunch

Lunch will be pasta with a garden salad. On the agenda will be the Recognition of the Redistricing Commission. Our guests will be Redistricing Commission Chair, Lura Powell and Commissioner, Dean Foster. 


Speakers
avatar for Vicky Dalton - Spokane County Auditor

Vicky Dalton - Spokane County Auditor

For the past 13 years, Vicky Dalton has served as the Spokane County Auditor. The Auditor’s Office is one of the most diverse offices in the county.  It is responsible for administering elections; recording property and personal records, such as deeds, mortgages and marriage licenses; issuing vehicle titles, plates and tabs; and performing the accounting for the county, including payroll, vendor payments and the annual financial... Read More →


Wednesday June 13, 2012 12:00pm - 1:15pm
Salon IV & V

1:15pm

Breakout Session 1: Buzz on managing increased volume in a Presidential Election

Get the buzzzz on best practices for 2012 in a relaxed, casual atmosphere. This is your chance to share insights and tips while learning from one another's experiences.  Facilitated discussions with other counties will focus on the anticipated "volume" of 2012 registrations, observers, voters, and more.


Speakers
avatar for Skip Moore - Chelan County Auditor

Skip Moore - Chelan County Auditor

Skip Moore, the inventor of “The Sleeve,” started with Chelan County 10 years ago as the Elections Director before he was demoted to Chief Deputy Auditor. He was appointed as County Auditor in 2009, and since no one could compete with his genius, he was victorious in his unopposed election. He has worked on the WSACA Legislative Committee for 4 years causing him to makes strange noises from his office as he watches the legislative... Read More →


Wednesday June 13, 2012 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Salon III

1:15pm

Breakout Session 1: Election and Ballot Design
Speakers
avatar for Sarah Higgins - OSOS

Sarah Higgins - OSOS

Sarah Higgins is currently serving her second year as Washington State’s Election Design Fellow. She is a passionate advocate for user centered design and strives to help elections staff create effective voter materials. Before joining OSOS, Sarah taught at the Art Institute of Chicago and worked as a freelance designer for clients in the private and nonprofit sectors. She received a Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of... Read More →


Wednesday June 13, 2012 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Salon II

1:15pm

Breakout Session 1: WEI are just getting started - WEI Websites Basic

Website Basics: Introduction to website maintenance and best practices on how to manage content. Learn basic editing tools with SharePoint 2010 including uploading documents and images, adding links, insert reusable content, and create new pages.


Speakers
avatar for Cristina Labra - OSOS

Cristina Labra - OSOS

Cristina Labra joined the Washington Secretary of State’s office in July 2010 as the Minority Language Education Coordinator, to support current and prospective counties with language requirement comply with the Voting Rights Act, as well as translate and coordinate translation for the Elections Division.  


Wednesday June 13, 2012 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Salon I

2:30pm

Breakout Session 2: Buzz on Voter Outreach & Disability Access

Get the buzzzz on best practices for 2012 in a relaxed, casual atmosphere. This is your chance to share insights and tips while learning from one another's experiences.  Facilitated discussions with other counties will focus on the anticipated "volume" of 2012 registrations, observers, voters, and more.


Speakers
avatar for Skip Moore - Chelan County Auditor

Skip Moore - Chelan County Auditor

Skip Moore, the inventor of “The Sleeve,” started with Chelan County 10 years ago as the Elections Director before he was demoted to Chief Deputy Auditor. He was appointed as County Auditor in 2009, and since no one could compete with his genius, he was victorious in his unopposed election. He has worked on the WSACA Legislative Committee for 4 years causing him to makes strange noises from his office as he watches the legislative... Read More →


Wednesday June 13, 2012 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Salon III

2:30pm

Breakout Session 2: Election and Ballot Design
Speakers
avatar for Sarah Higgins - OSOS

Sarah Higgins - OSOS

Sarah Higgins is currently serving her second year as Washington State’s Election Design Fellow. She is a passionate advocate for user centered design and strives to help elections staff create effective voter materials. Before joining OSOS, Sarah taught at the Art Institute of Chicago and worked as a freelance designer for clients in the private and nonprofit sectors. She received a Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of... Read More →


Wednesday June 13, 2012 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Salon II

2:30pm

Breakout Session 2: WEI are more advanced - WEI Websites Advanced

Websites Advanced: For the experienced sharepoint website editor, learn how to create WEI applet pages, add webpart pages, work in the html and make style sheet changes to your master page. Also learn to work with your site css classes and div tags.


Speakers
avatar for Libby Nieland  - OSOS

Libby Nieland - OSOS

Libby Nieland began her election administrator's career in 1992 as a temporary worker scanning signatures into the Cowlitz County election management system. She scanned so well that she advanced to Elections Deputy, and later to Elections Supervisor.  After 13 years, three Presidential Elections, and a complete overhaul of election laws, she joined the Secretary of State’s Certification and Training Program.  The... Read More →
avatar for Patty Murphy - OSOS

Patty Murphy - OSOS

Patty Murphy has been with the Secretary of State Office in Washington since June 2006 in the position of Voting Systems Specialist. In that role, she certifies the voting systems that may be purchased by county jurisdictions. She also assists county staff in the state in the use of VRDB processing, WEI Admin procedures and processing, and SharePoint websites for WEI counties. Prior to working with the Secretary of State, Patty worked for... Read More →


Wednesday June 13, 2012 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Salon I

3:30pm

Break

Join us in the foyer to enjoy an afternoon snack. On the menu we've got chips, salsa and seven layer dip. Oh and don't forget to take a few minutes to visit with all our awesome vendors! 


Wednesday June 13, 2012 3:30pm - 4:30pm
Foyer

4:00pm

Breakout Session 3: Buzz on Managing Deadlines

Get the buzzzz on best practices for 2012 in a relaxed, casual atmosphere. This is your chance to share insights and tips while learning from one another's experiences.  Facilitated discussions with other counties will focus on the anticipated "volume" of 2012 registrations, observers, voters, and more.


Speakers
avatar for Skip Moore - Chelan County Auditor

Skip Moore - Chelan County Auditor

Skip Moore, the inventor of “The Sleeve,” started with Chelan County 10 years ago as the Elections Director before he was demoted to Chief Deputy Auditor. He was appointed as County Auditor in 2009, and since no one could compete with his genius, he was victorious in his unopposed election. He has worked on the WSACA Legislative Committee for 4 years causing him to makes strange noises from his office as he watches the legislative... Read More →


Wednesday June 13, 2012 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Salon III

4:00pm

Breakout Session 3: Demonstrating Tips and Tricks for the State VRDB

Learn how WEI Admin manages your office and candidate data, and how the WEI and VRDB interact to populate MyVote.


Speakers
avatar for Libby Nieland  - OSOS

Libby Nieland - OSOS

Libby Nieland began her election administrator's career in 1992 as a temporary worker scanning signatures into the Cowlitz County election management system. She scanned so well that she advanced to Elections Deputy, and later to Elections Supervisor.  After 13 years, three Presidential Elections, and a complete overhaul of election laws, she joined the Secretary of State’s Certification and Training Program.  The... Read More →
avatar for Patty Murphy - OSOS

Patty Murphy - OSOS

Patty Murphy has been with the Secretary of State Office in Washington since June 2006 in the position of Voting Systems Specialist. In that role, she certifies the voting systems that may be purchased by county jurisdictions. She also assists county staff in the state in the use of VRDB processing, WEI Admin procedures and processing, and SharePoint websites for WEI counties. Prior to working with the Secretary of State, Patty worked for... Read More →


Wednesday June 13, 2012 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Salon I

4:00pm

Breakout Session 3: Election and Ballot Design
Speakers
avatar for Sarah Higgins - OSOS

Sarah Higgins - OSOS

Sarah Higgins is currently serving her second year as Washington State’s Election Design Fellow. She is a passionate advocate for user centered design and strives to help elections staff create effective voter materials. Before joining OSOS, Sarah taught at the Art Institute of Chicago and worked as a freelance designer for clients in the private and nonprofit sectors. She received a Master of Fine Arts degree from the University of... Read More →


Wednesday June 13, 2012 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Salon II

5:30pm

Social Hour
Wednesday June 13, 2012 5:30pm - 6:30pm
Foyer

6:30pm

Dinner Banquet Honoring Secretary of State, Sam Reed
Speakers
avatar for Kim Wyman - Thurston County Auditor

Kim Wyman - Thurston County Auditor

Kim Wyman has served as Thurston County Auditor since January 2001.  Kim is a graduate of California State University, Long Beach and holds a Master’s Degree in Public Administration from Troy State University in Alabama.  Kim is a Certified Elections/Registration Administrator (CERA) through The Election Center/Auburn University as well as a Washington State Certified Election Administrator through the Office of the Secretary... Read More →


Wednesday June 13, 2012 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Salon IV & V
 
Thursday, June 14
 

8:00am

Breakfast

Breakfast Burrito, potatoes and fruit. 


Thursday June 14, 2012 8:00am - 9:00am
Salon I, II & III

9:00am

Dave Larson, CEO/Founder Tweetsmarter

We hear it all the time, social media is a headache! Thankfully, Dave Larson has got the solution for all counties to branch out into social media without adding additional staff time or costs. A social media consultant, Dave has done his homework to ensure that counties can walk away with a solid understanding and plan to implement social media in their office. 


Speakers
avatar for Dave Larson - CEO & Founder of TweetSmarter

Dave Larson - CEO & Founder of TweetSmarter

Dave Larson has been profiled for his social media expertise on CNN, the Huffington Post, Behind the Web, Sun Canada, Intuit, Twitterati, and elsewhere. He is the recipient of a Knight Foundation and Shorty award for excellence in Social Media use.   He provides talks, trainings and consulting in “Pain-Free Social Media” focusing on “benefits without tradeoffs” to business, government, individuals and... Read More →


Thursday June 14, 2012 9:00am - 10:30am
Salon IV & V

10:30am

Break
Thursday June 14, 2012 10:30am - 11:00am
Foyer

11:00am

David Cotton - KHQ News

The way we receive our news is always changing. Thanks to Twitter, Facebook and YouTube everyday citzens provide constant information for reporters. David Cotton will be providing a look into the media today and how they report and get the news.  


Speakers
avatar for Dave Cotton - KHQ News

Dave Cotton - KHQ News

Dave Cotton is a news anchor at KHQ-TV. He is currently the station’s Main Interactive Anchor in charge of weekday webcasts on KHQ.com and social media content distribution. Previously, from 2001 to 2011, Dave co-anchored KHQ’s top-rated morning news program.  Prior to arriving in Spokane, Dave was a sports anchor/reporter at CNN International in Atlanta, GA, and served as a news anchor with CNN Headline... Read More →


Thursday June 14, 2012 11:00am - 12:00pm
Salon IV & V

12:00pm

Lunch
Thursday June 14, 2012 12:00pm - 1:15pm
Salon IV & V

1:15pm

Breakout Session 1: Social Media Fast Start: Benefits Without Tradeoffs
Speakers
avatar for Dave Larson - CEO & Founder of TweetSmarter

Dave Larson - CEO & Founder of TweetSmarter

Dave Larson has been profiled for his social media expertise on CNN, the Huffington Post, Behind the Web, Sun Canada, Intuit, Twitterati, and elsewhere. He is the recipient of a Knight Foundation and Shorty award for excellence in Social Media use.   He provides talks, trainings and consulting in “Pain-Free Social Media” focusing on “benefits without tradeoffs” to business, government, individuals and... Read More →


Thursday June 14, 2012 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Salon III

1:15pm

Breakout Session 1: The Power of Public Relations

The presidential election brings out the reporters! Learn best practices in working with the media and how to answer their questions. Lisa and Tyler are in the business and can teach you what to say and how to build a strong relationship with your local media outlets. 


Speakers
avatar for Lisa Cargill - Desautel Hege Communications

Lisa Cargill - Desautel Hege Communications

Lisa leads high-level strategy and consultation on a number of accounts throughout the healthcare, higher education, and energy/utilities industries. Her expertise in the award-winning production of multimedia campaigns, writing and pitching for media relations, and creative strategies have allowed her to design and implement campaigns for clients like the Washington State Department of Health, Eastern Washington University, Avista, and many... Read More →
avatar for Tyler Tullis - Desautel Hege Communications

Tyler Tullis - Desautel Hege Communications

Tyler supports accounts for Desautel Hege Communications across multiple industries such as tribal, healthcare, and education. He has developed key messaging and brand platforms for several organizations and implanted a wide array of research projects for clients like Gonzaga University, the Grant County Washington, Hotstart and Riverpoint Academy. He is a media relations specialist as well as a published author. Tyler is the Membership Chair... Read More →


Thursday June 14, 2012 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Salon II

1:15pm

Breakout Session 1: WEI Admin and MyVote

Learn how WEI Admin manages your office and candidate data, and how the WEI and VRDB interact to populate MyVote.


Speakers
avatar for Libby Nieland  - OSOS

Libby Nieland - OSOS

Libby Nieland began her election administrator's career in 1992 as a temporary worker scanning signatures into the Cowlitz County election management system. She scanned so well that she advanced to Elections Deputy, and later to Elections Supervisor.  After 13 years, three Presidential Elections, and a complete overhaul of election laws, she joined the Secretary of State’s Certification and Training Program.  The... Read More →
avatar for Patty Murphy - OSOS

Patty Murphy - OSOS

Patty Murphy has been with the Secretary of State Office in Washington since June 2006 in the position of Voting Systems Specialist. In that role, she certifies the voting systems that may be purchased by county jurisdictions. She also assists county staff in the state in the use of VRDB processing, WEI Admin procedures and processing, and SharePoint websites for WEI counties. Prior to working with the Secretary of State, Patty worked for... Read More →


Thursday June 14, 2012 1:15pm - 2:15pm
Salon I

2:30pm

Breakout Session 2: The Power of Public Relations

The presidential election brings out the reporters! Learn best practices in working with the media and how to answer their questions. Lisa and Tyler are in the business and can teach you what to say and how to build a strong relationship with your local media outlets. 


Speakers
avatar for Lisa Cargill - Desautel Hege Communications

Lisa Cargill - Desautel Hege Communications

Lisa leads high-level strategy and consultation on a number of accounts throughout the healthcare, higher education, and energy/utilities industries. Her expertise in the award-winning production of multimedia campaigns, writing and pitching for media relations, and creative strategies have allowed her to design and implement campaigns for clients like the Washington State Department of Health, Eastern Washington University, Avista, and many... Read More →
avatar for Tyler Tullis - Desautel Hege Communications

Tyler Tullis - Desautel Hege Communications

Tyler supports accounts for Desautel Hege Communications across multiple industries such as tribal, healthcare, and education. He has developed key messaging and brand platforms for several organizations and implanted a wide array of research projects for clients like Gonzaga University, the Grant County Washington, Hotstart and Riverpoint Academy. He is a media relations specialist as well as a published author. Tyler is the Membership Chair... Read More →


Thursday June 14, 2012 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Salon II

2:30pm

Breakout Session 2: Triple Your Existing Social Media Results
Speakers
avatar for Dave Larson - CEO & Founder of TweetSmarter

Dave Larson - CEO & Founder of TweetSmarter

Dave Larson has been profiled for his social media expertise on CNN, the Huffington Post, Behind the Web, Sun Canada, Intuit, Twitterati, and elsewhere. He is the recipient of a Knight Foundation and Shorty award for excellence in Social Media use.   He provides talks, trainings and consulting in “Pain-Free Social Media” focusing on “benefits without tradeoffs” to business, government, individuals and... Read More →


Thursday June 14, 2012 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Salon III

2:30pm

Breakout Session 2: WEI Admin and MyVote

Learn how WEI Admin manages your office and candidate data, and how the WEI and VRDB interact to populate MyVote.


Speakers
avatar for Libby Nieland  - OSOS

Libby Nieland - OSOS

Libby Nieland began her election administrator's career in 1992 as a temporary worker scanning signatures into the Cowlitz County election management system. She scanned so well that she advanced to Elections Deputy, and later to Elections Supervisor.  After 13 years, three Presidential Elections, and a complete overhaul of election laws, she joined the Secretary of State’s Certification and Training Program.  The... Read More →
avatar for Patty Murphy - OSOS

Patty Murphy - OSOS

Patty Murphy has been with the Secretary of State Office in Washington since June 2006 in the position of Voting Systems Specialist. In that role, she certifies the voting systems that may be purchased by county jurisdictions. She also assists county staff in the state in the use of VRDB processing, WEI Admin procedures and processing, and SharePoint websites for WEI counties. Prior to working with the Secretary of State, Patty worked for... Read More →


Thursday June 14, 2012 2:30pm - 3:30pm
Salon I

3:30pm

Break
Thursday June 14, 2012 3:30pm - 4:00pm
Foyer

4:00pm

Breakout Session 3: Buzz on Social Media Best Practices

Get the buzzzz on best practices for 2012 in a relaxed, casual atmosphere. This is your chance to share insights and tips while learning from one another's experiences.  Facilitated discussions with other counties will focus on the anticipated "volume" of 2012 registrations, observers, voters, and more.


Speakers
avatar for Skip Moore - Chelan County Auditor

Skip Moore - Chelan County Auditor

Skip Moore, the inventor of “The Sleeve,” started with Chelan County 10 years ago as the Elections Director before he was demoted to Chief Deputy Auditor. He was appointed as County Auditor in 2009, and since no one could compete with his genius, he was victorious in his unopposed election. He has worked on the WSACA Legislative Committee for 4 years causing him to makes strange noises from his office as he watches the legislative... Read More →


Thursday June 14, 2012 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Spokane Falls

4:00pm

Breakout Session 3: What EVERY County Can Gain from Social Media Right Now
Speakers
avatar for Dave Larson - CEO & Founder of TweetSmarter

Dave Larson - CEO & Founder of TweetSmarter

Dave Larson has been profiled for his social media expertise on CNN, the Huffington Post, Behind the Web, Sun Canada, Intuit, Twitterati, and elsewhere. He is the recipient of a Knight Foundation and Shorty award for excellence in Social Media use.   He provides talks, trainings and consulting in “Pain-Free Social Media” focusing on “benefits without tradeoffs” to business, government, individuals and... Read More →


Thursday June 14, 2012 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Salon III

4:00pm

Breakout Session3: The Power of Public Relations

The presidential election brings out the reporters! Learn best practices in working with the media and how to answer their questions. Lisa and Tyler are in the business and can teach you what to say and how to build a strong relationship with your local media outlets. 


Speakers
avatar for Tyler Tullis - Desautel Hege Communications

Tyler Tullis - Desautel Hege Communications

Tyler supports accounts for Desautel Hege Communications across multiple industries such as tribal, healthcare, and education. He has developed key messaging and brand platforms for several organizations and implanted a wide array of research projects for clients like Gonzaga University, the Grant County Washington, Hotstart and Riverpoint Academy. He is a media relations specialist as well as a published author. Tyler is the Membership Chair... Read More →


Thursday June 14, 2012 4:00pm - 5:00pm
Salon II

5:00pm

Dinner on your own

A night to yourself! Hey we all need on once in awhile and after all we'll be doing, dinner on the town is a perfect end to your evening. Be sure to check out all the great reasturants that downtown Spokane has to offer! 


Thursday June 14, 2012 5:00pm - 8:00pm
Downtown Spokane
 
Friday, June 15
 

7:30am

Breakfast

Potatoes, eggs, bacon and fresh fruit. Remember: Breakfast will be served in Salon's IV & V this day. 


Friday June 15, 2012 7:30am - 8:30am
Salon I, II & III

8:30am

2012 Legislative Update

You overwhelmingly requested this topic in our conference survey so we brought in the best! Katie Blinn and Shane Hamlin from the Office of Secretary of State and Monty Cobb from the Association of County Officials. These three legislative guru's will be able to give you all the details on the 2012 Legislative session and what's to come in 2013. 


Speakers
avatar for Katie Blinn - OSOS

Katie Blinn - OSOS

Katie Blinn is the Co-Director of Elections for the Washington Secretary of State’s Office.  Since 2005, Ms. Blinn has developed elections legislation and regulations, been a liaison to the Attorney General’s Office on election litigation, and provided assistance to county election officials, candidates, campaigns, media, advocacy groups, and other government offices.  Ms. Blinn also supervises distribution of federal Help... Read More →
avatar for Shane Hamlin - OSOS

Shane Hamlin - OSOS

Shane Hamlin is the Co-Director of Elections for the Washington Secretary of State’s Office.  Since 2007, Shane has overseen the programs responsible for the state voters’ pamphlet, voter education, federal and state voter registration services, the state voter registration database, online voter registration, voting systems certification and MyVote. Shane is also responsible for the Elections Division budget. From 2004 to 2007... Read More →
avatar for Monty Cobb - WACO

Monty Cobb - WACO

Born, ate lunch, ain’t dead yet.  In the meantime, Monty has been a bovine and poultry wrangler, professional student, deputy prosecutor, musical (in an off-key sort of way) performer and is currently resident curmudgeon as well as Policy Director and General Counsel for WACO  


Friday June 15, 2012 8:30am - 9:30am
Salon IV & V

9:30am

Federal Voting Assistance Program

Paddy McGuire from the Federal Voting Assistance Program will be providing an update on the MOVE Act and details on what is in the works to further assist Military and Overseas Voters. 


Speakers
avatar for Paddy McGuire - Deputy Director for Election Official Assistance

Paddy McGuire - Deputy Director for Election Official Assistance

Paddy McGuire is the Deputy Director for Election Official Assistance at the Federal Voting Assistance Program in the Department of Defense.  FVAP provides voting assistance to uniformed service members and their families and citizens living outside the U.S.  McGuire is responsible for working with all stateside election officials.  Prior to joining FVAP earlier this year, McGuire served for seven years as Oregon Deputy Secretary... Read More →


Friday June 15, 2012 9:30am - 10:30am
Salon IV & V

10:30am

2012 General Election from an Observer perspective

Observers will be in full force for the 2012 Presidental Election so we've invited party representatives from Kitsap County to give us an inside look at what the parties will be looking for in 2012. 



Friday June 15, 2012 10:30am - 11:30am
Salon IV & V

11:30am

Adjourn Conference
Speakers
avatar for Kristina Swanson - Cowlitz County Auditor

Kristina Swanson - Cowlitz County Auditor

Kris Swanson began working for Cowlitz County in the Elections division 21 years ago, starting at a very, very, very young age.  After serving as Elections Supervisor for seven years, Kris was elected as Cowlitz County Auditor in 1998 and is currently serving in her fourth term.  Kris graduated from Lower Columbia College in 1995 and became a Certified Elections Registration Administrator (CERA) graduate from Auburn University in... Read More →
avatar for Marianne Nichols - Pend Oreille County Auditor

Marianne Nichols - Pend Oreille County Auditor

Marianne Nichols has served as Pend Oreille County Auditor since 2006.  Pend Oreille County has a population of 13,001, has 8,962 registered voters, one incorporated city, five towns and many amazing mountains, lakes and the beautiful Pend Oreille River. Prior to becoming Auditor, Marianne was licensed by the Washington State Bar Association to work as a Limited Practice Officer conducting real estate closings for almost 18 years and is... Read More →


Friday June 15, 2012 11:30am - 11:45am
Salon IV & V

12:00pm

Tour of Spokane County Elections Facility

Before you leave, take a few minutes to check out the Spokane County Elections Facility. It's a great way to learn about new and innovative ways counties are processing ballots. 


Friday June 15, 2012 12:00pm - 2:00pm
Spokane County Courthouse 1033 W Gardner Spokane, WA 99201