Policy Perspectives
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Wednesday, September 28, 2005 Comprehensive School Reform   VOLUME 1 ISSUE 6  
Comprehensive School Reform in Utah
Case Study of Utah Higher Education
Do Something
Announcing the New Criterion Referenced Tests Reporting System
ASPA Luncheon - October 7th
Special Legislative Edition
February 23, 2006
Economic Development
January 30, 2006
2005 Recap
December 12, 2005
Elections and Voting
October 26, 2005
Impacts of a Minimum Wage Increase
August 30, 2005

ASPA Luncheon - October 7th
Computer Voting: Are We Ready For It?
12:00 – 1:30 p.m.  
Auditorium of State Office Building

(first floor – north of State Capitol Building  )

Featured speakers:
Gary Herbert, Lt. Governor
Sherrie Swensen, Salt Lake County Clerk
Mark Langston, Director of Information Services, Davis County  

New electronic voting equipment that will be up and running for the 2006 election was recently selected by the state of Utah. The touch screen computers manufactured by Diebold will allow voters to correct errors before casting their final votes and allow those with disabilities to vote in private, as guaranteed by HAVA, the Help America Voter Act. A printed record will be attached to each machine that can be verified by the voter and potentially be used for recounts, as mandated by the legislature last session.   The new equipment was selected by a committee made up of county election officials, computer experts and State Elections officers, headed up by Lt. Governor Gary Herbert. At our luncheon, members of the committee will be on hand to answer some of the questions that have been raised by voters. Will the equipment be secure from computer errors and tampering? How will new costs to the counties of storage, maintenance, transportation and poll-worker training be met? Will more machines be needed to avoid long lines or are there ways to head off that added cost?   You are invited to join the discussion of these issues and more on October 7th.

Due to limited space, please make your reservations early. The luncheon will be catered. Reservations or cancellations must be received no later than Tuesday, October 4th. No shows will be billed. Limited parking is available in the east parking lot. Please carpool or use public transportation where possible. The cost of the luncheon is $12.00 for members, students and Buzz Supporters and $15.00 for nonmembers.

To make a reservation, call Jolaine at 581-6493 or email here


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