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1 Introduction toVote411 Online Voters’ Guide LWVOR ConventionMay 2011 Vote411 is an online Voters’ Guide ✓ All work done at secure website ✓ League volunteers can work from home with computer and internet connection ✓ Candidates enter own responses ✓ Each voter views customized Voters’ Guide with only the candidates and ballot measures relevant to her

2 Introduction toVote411 Online Voters’ Guide LWVOR ConventionMay 2011 Voter’s Viewpoint - Enter Vote411 ✓ Start at ✓ Choose Oregon in “Voting in Your State” box and click Go.

3 Introduction toVote411 Online Voters’ Guide LWVOR ConventionMay 2011

4 Introduction toVote411 Online Voters’ Guide LWVOR ConventionMay 2011 Voter’s Viewpoint - Go to Voters’ Guide ✓ Click on On Your Ballot blue button in upper right.

5 Introduction toVote411 Online Voters’ Guide LWVOR ConventionMay 2011

6 Introduction toVote411 Online Voters’ Guide LWVOR ConventionMay 2011 Voter’s Viewpoint - Enter Address ✓ In the “Personalized Ballot” box, enter the address at which you are registered to vote. ✓ Click Go.

7 Introduction toVote411 Online Voters’ Guide LWVOR ConventionMay 2011

8 Introduction toVote411 Online Voters’ Guide LWVOR ConventionMay 2011 Voter’s Viewpoint - Confirm Address ✓ Confirm your address and click Continue button. ✓ Your sample ballot will now be generated

9 Introduction toVote411 Online Voters’ Guide LWVOR ConventionMay 2011

10 Introduction toVote411 Online Voters’ Guide LWVOR ConventionMay 2011 Voter’s Viewpoint - Sample Candidate ✓ Navigation at top with Prev / Numbers / Next buttons ✓ Description of office written by LWV volunteers ✓ Candidates listed in alphabetical order by last name

11 Introduction toVote411 Online Voters’ Guide LWVOR ConventionMay 2011

12 Introduction toVote411 Online Voters’ Guide LWVOR ConventionMay 2011 Voter’s Viewpoint - Sample Candidate ✓ Space for voter to make notes ✓ Compare any two candidates side-by-side ✓ Select name from drop-down menu where it says Choose (Wyden has already been selected on left -- no candidate selected yet on right) ✓ Candidate qualifications include option to post YouTube video

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14 Introduction toVote411 Online Voters’ Guide LWVOR ConventionMay 2011 Voter’s Viewpoint - Sample Candidate ✓ Candidate responses to LWV questions can be viewed side-by-side

15 Introduction toVote411 Online Voters’ Guide LWVOR ConventionMay 2011

16 Introduction toVote411 Online Voters’ Guide LWVOR ConventionMay 2011 Voter’s Viewpoint - Sample Ballot Measure ✓ Same summary and background information as currently prepared by LWV for printed Voters’ Guide

17 Introduction toVote411 Online Voters’ Guide LWVOR ConventionMay 2011

18 Introduction toVote411 Online Voters’ Guide LWVOR ConventionMay 2011 Voter’s Viewpoint - Sample Ballot Measure ✓ Arguments for and against the measure displayed side-by-side

19 Introduction toVote411 Online Voters’ Guide LWVOR ConventionMay 2011

20 Introduction toVote411 Online Voters’ Guide LWVOR ConventionMay 2011 Voter’s Viewpoint - Print or Choices ✓ You can print or your choices for candidates and Yes/No votes on ballot measures

21 Introduction toVote411 Online Voters’ Guide LWVOR ConventionMay 2011

22 Introduction toVote411 Online Voters’ Guide LWVOR ConventionMay 2011 Voter’s Viewpoint - Tell Your Friends ✓ friends to tell them about the Voters’ Guide ✓ Optional to share your endorsements

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24 Introduction toVote411 Online Voters’ Guide LWVOR ConventionMay 2011 Volunteer’s Viewpoint - Log In ✓ Volunteers log in with user name and password provided by LWVOR

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26 Introduction toVote411 Online Voters’ Guide LWVOR ConventionMay 2011 Volunteer’s Viewpoint - Home Screen ✓ Quick status overview of Voters’ Guide work ✓ Green = Completed ✓ Red/Orange/Yellow = In Progress ✓ Navigation through menu on left side of screen

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28 Introduction toVote411 Online Voters’ Guide LWVOR ConventionMay 2011 Volunteer’s Viewpoint - Bio Fields ✓ LWV chooses which pieces of biographical information to collect from candidates ✓ Many pre-built fields

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30 Introduction toVote411 Online Voters’ Guide LWVOR ConventionMay 2011 Volunteer’s Viewpoint - Bio Fields ✓ LWV specifies name, format type, maximum length, and whether candidate can edit each Bio Field ✓ Pre-built Bio Fields can be modified ✓ Create new Bio Fields ✓ Set limit on length of Bio Field -- computer will not allow candidates to go over limit when they enter responses

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32 Introduction toVote411 Online Voters’ Guide LWVOR ConventionMay 2011 Volunteer’s Viewpoint - Bio Field Sets ✓ Bio Fields are grouped together in Bio Field Set ✓ Each local League can choose which Bio Fields they want to use and order of appearance ✓ One Bio Field Set can be used for many different races -- no redundant data entry required

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34 Introduction toVote411 Online Voters’ Guide LWVOR ConventionMay 2011 Volunteer’s Viewpoint - Question Sets ✓ LWV enters Questions for candidates ✓ Each Race gets its own Question Set ✓ LWV sets limit on length of Questions -- computer will not allow candidates to go over limit when they enter responses ✓ Local Leagues can enter own Question Sets for local candidates or use Question Sets provided by LWVOR

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36 Introduction toVote411 Online Voters’ Guide LWVOR ConventionMay 2011 Volunteer’s Viewpoint - Questions ✓ Questions can be edited and reordered easily

37 Introduction toVote411 Online Voters’ Guide LWVOR ConventionMay 2011

38 Introduction toVote411 Online Voters’ Guide LWVOR ConventionMay 2011 Volunteer’s Viewpoint - Add/Manage Races ✓ Races can be managed through single list ✓ Add new races at bottom of list ✓ Simple to change order in which races appear

39 Introduction toVote411 Online Voters’ Guide LWVOR ConventionMay 2011 Manage Races in List Easy to Add New Races

40 Introduction toVote411 Online Voters’ Guide LWVOR ConventionMay 2011 Volunteer’s Viewpoint - Add/Manage Candidate ✓ Each Candidate gets own page ✓ Candidates enter own responses via web form ✓ LWV volunteers review responses before publishing -- can contact candidate if any problem ✓ Editing by Candidate or LWV is logged for future reference

41 Introduction toVote411 Online Voters’ Guide LWVOR ConventionMay 2011 Top of Candidate PageCandidate Page Con’t

42 Introduction toVote411 Online Voters’ Guide LWVOR ConventionMay 2011 Volunteer’s Viewpoint - Templates ✓ System sends automatic to invite candidates to participate ✓ Local Leagues can customize Templates with own text and local contact people ✓ Schedule automated reminder s ✓ Send automated confirmation when responses received and approved

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44 Introduction toVote411 Online Voters’ Guide LWVOR ConventionMay 2011 Volunteer’s Viewpoint - Templates ✓ Still a few candidates with no who need alternate method ✓ Send questionnaire via postal mail ✓ LWV volunteer types response into Vote411

45 Introduction toVote411 Online Voters’ Guide LWVOR ConventionMay 2011 Volunteer’s Viewpoint - Campaign Tracker ✓ Candidate Centric view ✓ Track status of each candidate through Campaign Tracker ✓ Sort list by Race, Candidate last name, or Candidate Status (Created, Invited, Responded, Approved) as needed ✓ Filters allow you to view smaller subset of list ✓ Bulk editing possible

46 Introduction toVote411 Online Voters’ Guide LWVOR ConventionMay 2011 Created, not yet invited Invited, not yet responded Responded, not yet approved Responded and approved!

47 Introduction toVote411 Online Voters’ Guide LWVOR ConventionMay 2011 Volunteer’s Viewpoint - Campaign Tracker ✓ Race Centric view ✓ Adds column for Publication ✓ Shows number of candidates in each status category ✓ Filters allow you to view smaller subset of list

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49 Introduction toVote411 Online Voters’ Guide LWVOR ConventionMay 2011 Vote411 for the 2012 Election Cycle ✓ FREE for local Leagues -- LWVOR will pay $6,000 fee to LWVUS with funds from Carol and Velma Saling Foundation grant ✓ Future training -- Fall Workshop, LWVUS webinars, LWVOR webinars ✓ Friendly, experienced mentors -- Mary Sinclair Heather Drake

50 Introduction toVote411 Online Voters’ Guide LWVOR ConventionMay 2011 Next Steps for Local Leagues - Summer and Fall ✓ Share information about Vote411 with your local League board and members (board retreat, board meeting, and/or unit meeting) ✓ Recruit one or more volunteers to work on Vote411 for your local League ✓ Tell LWVOR that you plan to participate and send contact information for volunteers


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