Saturday, July 11, 2015

MEOC Update

It's been a while between posts as I get back in the groove in the United States and further in the groove with our two elections.

There's much to report, and the next few days will show me back in the posting groove as well.

For now, it's time for an update on the Midwest Election Officials Conference.

It's scheduled for September 30-October 2, open to any election official, not just those in the Midwest. (See, even if you are not in the Midwest, on those days you would be.....)

We will be contacting potential speakers soon. We have a list and we're checking it twice.

The theme will be Bridging Today with Tomorrow.

Very specifically, the theme will focus on execution of the largest issues facing election officials. Often, there are "future of elections" discussions where we gather and talk about the many pending crises ahead, from funding to lack of polling places to aging equipment.

This conference will be intended to take those topics and lay out a prescriptive path, moving from "the sky is falling," to "here's how you build a roof."

For now, those interested in MEOC can line up a few things:

  • Text MEOC to 74574 to be prepared for updated on the conference.
  • Bookmark, where updates to MEOC will occur very soon, including an online registration form
  • Contact the Hilton President Hotel in Kansas City to reserve rooms with our room block, with the rate of $106. As a government office, we committed to a fairly small number of rooms (we'd be responsible for the unused rooms) and we can increase the block if people start booking now. Information regarding the hotel will be on the website, but MEOC2015 is the room block.

As for the blog, I'll be speaking with the Johnson County NAACP today on new election laws and will post related to that. And, an update from Albania awaits.

More soon.