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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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... 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... Read More →


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... 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... 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 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... Read More →
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... 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... 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 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... Read More →
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... 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... 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... Read More →


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