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1 R E G I S T R A R O F V O T E R S ORANGE COUNTY ELECTION ACADEMY INTERESTED IN ELECTIONS? GET READY TO BE INSPIRED. The Election Academy is designed to teach participants about elections in Orange County, California. This unique program provides insight on the various components of election management in an interactive classroom setting at the Registrar of Voters office. E L E C T I O N Orange County Registrar of Voters 1300 South Grand Avenue Building C Santa Ana, CA ocvote.com

2 ABOUT THE ORANGE COUNTY ELECTION ACADEMY The Election Academy is an 8-week long academic program designed to teach participants about elections in Orange County, California. Participants will receive comprehensive instruction on the various components of election management in an interactive classroom setting at the Registrar of Voters offi ce. These classes are open to the public, and will be particularly benefi cial to those individuals with an interest in voting, running for offi ce, and the election process. Candidates, campaign staff, volunteers, city clerks, activists, elected offi cials, and other politically-minded individuals are encouraged to apply. Challenge Understanding Impact A signature feature of the Orange County Election Academy is that no more than 40 participants will be accepted into the program at any given time. Participants who are not accepted are welcome to apply for future Election Academy programs.

3 vote [voht] noun: a formal expression of opinion or choice, either positive or negative, made by an individual or body of individuals. Welcome to the Orange County Election Academy The business of elections is more complex and more challenging than ever before. Our Election Academy is designed to leave a lasting impact on those who participate in the program. Encompassing all election management functions of the department, a series of highly relevant, hands-on sessions galvanize your understanding of election operations. Not only will you gain knowledge of all key election functions, but you will also have a practical understanding of how they interrelate. Anyone with an interest in the process will be amazed at the level of detail needed to produce a single election. The result? Greater perspective on the mechanics of how ballots are produced, counted and certifi ed. Neal Kelley Registrar of Voters

4 Admission Application Process Those interested in applying for the Election Academy must fi ll out and submit a completed application form. This can either be done online at ocvote.com/academy or by mailing the enclosed application form to: Orange County Registrar of Voters ATTN: Election Academy 1300 South Grand Avenue, Building C Santa Ana, CA Applications are also available for pick-up at the above address. Applicants will be informed of their acceptance within 4 weeks of the submission date of their application. Attendance Attendance is mandatory at ALL Election Academy classes. Students may NOT pick and choose which classes they wish to attend. One absence may be permitted if special circumstances exist; excused absences will be evaluated on a case by case basis. Cost There is no cost to attend the Election Academy. It is a complimentary program provided by the Orange County Registrar of Voters. Location All classes will take place at the Orange County Registrar of Voters offi ce located at 1300 South Grand Avenue, Building C, Santa Ana. Questions For more information about the Election Academy, please call , or

5 Instruction Note: Please use a black or blue ink pen to mark your choice on the ballot. To vote for your selection in the contest, completely fill in the box to the left of your choice. To vote for a qualified write-in candidate, write the person's name on the line provided, and completely fill in the box to the left of the line. Do not write in a name that appears on the ballot. President ABRAHAM LINCOLN JOHN ADAMS Federalist ZACHARY TAYLOR Whig GROVER CLEVELAND United States Senator Governor Mayor HARRIETT TUBMAN WALT WHITMAN Federalist FREDRICK DOUGLASS SUSAN B. ANTHONY MARK TWAIN Whig CESAR CHAVEZ CHARLES DICKENS MARTHA WASHINGTON Propositions and Amendments Proposition 1 Should internet voting be allowed in the United States? FOR AGAINST Catalog General Election Non-Partisan Ballot Orange County, CA November 07, 2007 Precinct 101 Instruction Note: Please use a black or blue ink pen to mark your choice on the ballot. To vote for your selection in the contest, completely fill in the box to the left of your choice. To vote for a qualified write-in candidate, write the person's name on the line provided, and completely fill in the box to the left of the line. Do not write in a name that appears on the ballot. President Test Ballot ABRAHAM LINCOLN JOHN ADAMS Federalist ZACHARY TAYLOR Whig GROVER CLEVELAND United States Senator HARRIETT TUBMAN WALT WHITMAN Federalist FREDRICK DOUGLASS Governor SUSAN B. ANTHONY MARK TWAIN Whig Mayor CESAR CHAVEZ CHARLES DICKENS MARTHA WASHINGTON Propositions and Amendments Proposition 1 Should internet voting be allowed in the United States? FOR AGAINST Test Ballot Course One: From Idea to Ballot Let the Voting Begin In addition to an overview of the Election Academy, students will learn the fundamentals of candidate fi ling, including contests on the ballot and requirements specifi c to being candidates in those contests. Students will also expand their knowledge of candidate statement and ballot designation rules and regulations. Course One Continued: From Idea to Ballot Let the Voting Begin This class will cover many areas of campaign fi nance, including fi ling requirements, deadlines, and legal regulations. Students will understand the various campaign fi nance resources, including Fair Political Practices Commission (FPPC) Regulations, FPPC manuals, and the Political Reform Act. Students will also be trained on how to use NetFile, the Orange County Registrar of Voters new electronic fi ling system. Election Ballot District Precinct Ballot Type Contest Candidate Ballot Designation Candidate Statement Party Random Alphabet Drawing Ballot Rotation Measure Impartial Analysis Argument For Measure 11 Test Ballot General Election Non-Partisan Ballot Orange County, CA November 07, 2007 Precinct 101 Course Two Ballot Blueprint This class will walk students through the process of building a ballot, from start to fi nish. Students will learn about ballot types, random draw, rotations, translations, recording and producing the audio ballot, and the development of the sample ballot. Students will also Test Ballot have the opportunity to create their own ballot using the Orange County Registrar of Voters ballot generation software Course Three: Connecting with Voters This class will feature a media panel of reporters, bloggers, former candidates, and consultants who will discuss media coverage surrounding elections. Students will understand the role and importance of media in campaigns and elections from a variety of perspectives. Students will learn about the tools available for staying in touch and obtaining information, including the ocvote.com website and various social networking websites. This class will also cover the ways that candidates and campaigns can gather and use information that is available at the Orange County Registrar of Voters, such as maps and the voter fi le.

6 Catalog Course Four: Election Day Countdown This class will cover the numerous components that go into producing a successful election. Students will gain an understanding of the voter registration process, vote-bymail ballot processing and statistics, poll worker recruitment and outreach, recruiting poll sites, and early voting. Students will view a demonstration of the equipment used in Orange County to process vote-by-mail ballots. Course Five: Election Day This class will cover the numerous facets of Election Day, and students will walk away with an understanding of the complexity and size of Orange County s operations. Students will learn about Election Day security, the Registrar of Voters Rapid Deployment Team and other in-fi eld personnel, phone banks and voter contact, media and communications, and the various components of the County s Hart Voting System. Students will have the opportunity to participate in a modifi ed poll worker training class, which includes setting up a poll site and processing voters. Course Six: Results Making it Count This class will cover the myriad of activities that occur after the polls have closed on election night. Students will learn about security procedures, the process of closing a poll site, the handling of voting equipment and supplies, and how the offi ce receives and processes ballots. Students will participate in a mock election where they will process ballots and assist in counting votes. Course Seven: It s Official Certified and Accurate This class will walk students through the post-election Day activities that lead up to the certifi cation of election results. Students will learn about the various state-mandated audits and regulations, how provisional ballots are handled, the rights and responsibilities of election observers, the recount process, and election billing. Students will participate in a demonstration of a One Percent Manual Tally.

7 apply today! The Orange County Election Academy is a great way to discover how elections are produced amidst an environment where transparency is a critical component. Our line-up of courses has something for everyone. Academy class sizes are limited so apply today! No matter how well an election was done we always ask, How can we make it better? Orange County Registrar of Voters

8 Application Orange County Election Academy Application Please complete all questions in this application and return to the Registrar of Voters, 1300 South Grand Avenue, Building C, Santa Ana, CA Make sure to check application deadlines, complete schedule, and session dates and times by visiting ocvote.com/academy. Additional information may be attached to this application, if necessary. For assistance with this application please or call About You Name: Address: Employer: City: State: Zip: Phone Number: Address: 2. Are you a registered voter? Yes No Unsure ciency. Excellent Very Good Good Fair Poor 4. Please describe why you would like to attend the Orange County Election Academy. 5. Attendance at all Academy classes is mandatory. Can you commit to attending all eight Orange County Election Academy classes? Yes No Unsure If No or Unsure, please explain: 6. Select one or more of the following categories that best describe you: Candidate Consultant cial Voter /Volunteer Poll Worker General Public City Clerk Media Other: 7. Please describe your background as it relates to the above categories. 8. How did you hear about the Orange County Election Academy? ocvote.com Facebook Twitter Newsletter Media Other:

9 R E G I S T R A R O F V O T E R S To provide election management services for the citizens of Orange County to ensure equal access to the election process, protect the integrity of votes, and maintain a transparent, accurate and fair process. Mission Statement, Orange County Registrar of Voters E L E C T I O N Orange County Registrar of Voters 1300 South Grand Avenue Building C Santa Ana, CA Phone: Fax: ocvote.com/academy

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