THE ELECTION Center is soliciting papers for its 2009 professional practices program. The papers should describe state and local board of election best practices employed during the 2008 election cycle. The winning papers will be honored at the Election Center annual conference, August 11-14, 2009, in San Diego, California.
The deadline for submission is May 22, 2009. Professional practice papers must be submited in both electronic and paper formats and should include a cover sheet. State submissions should be addressed to the National Association of State Election Directors. Local submissions should be addressed to the Election Center Professional Education and Certification Board's Professional Practices Committee. Electronic copies should be emailed to the four members of the professional practices committee.
The professional practices program allows elections officials to share their best practices and innovative programs. Awards will be presented in the following categories: Democracy Award for the best practice; Freedom Award for innovation; Minute Man Award for practices that are quick or inexpensive to implement; Stars and Stripes Award for outstanding partnerships; and Eagles Award for the use of technology.
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