In the League, program planning has a special meaning. This process generates study ideas at the grass roots level and results in adopting one or more studies at a League convention.
Focus: A study to examine how electronic voting systems work, the integrity of the system, and safeguards against tampering or altering vote-counting mechanisms.
Scope: Speak to Elections Administrator and the Ballot Board. Briefly describe how each voting system works and what security measures are taken. Some issues to consider for electronic voting:
. Who writes programs
. Background checks on staff
. Whether more than one person is involved in each step
. Independent testing of system
. Storage of system when not in use; integrity in transporting system
. Intrusion deterrent and detection.
Focus: A study of issues related to curbside voting for individuals with disabilities in Collin County.
Scope: Utilizing the mandates of the Americans with Disabilities Act and other federal laws, examine adherence throughout the polling centers in Collin County. The study will include assessments of the following:
. ADA compliant curbside parking spaces at each voting center
. Methods to notify the judges in the polling place that a voter needs curbside assistance
. The system for efficiently reporting and resolving issues encountered by curbside voters
. Poll workers' responsibilities and training to ensure effective curbside voting.