Early voting depends on a safe and secure process
Early voting depends on procedural integrity
Controls on Accountable Voting Materials Ballots must be secure and periodic reconciliations of accountable voting materials must take place.
Equipment – electronic poll books
Equipment – security
Locations – Central Locations
EV – Staffing Longer time period of employment Staff must commit to extended hours including weekends Advanced, more complex training needed Workers must be comfortable with additional skill sets & tools
Stake Holders Support Voters Elected Officials Parties Candidates/Campaigns Media
Candidates & Campaigns EARLY VOTING WILL CHANGE THE WAY CANDIDATES AND PARTIES CONDUCT THEIR CAMPAIGNS
COSTS Who will pay?
DOs OF EARLY VOTING Create an strategic implementation plan Seek community support Secure resources to cover EV costs Increase public awareness Build infrastructure Learn from other states who conduct EV
DON’Ts OF EARLY VOTING Rush into EV without planning Conduct EV without solid infrastructure Operate without adequate resources Forget to secure stakeholder support Fail to ask for help Reinvent the wheel