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Election Preview Guide, FPPC symposium, EVN award winners

April 12, 2012

Hi Folks,

Happy Spring! In this issue of CVF-NEWS:

-- Kim Alexander, President & Founder
California Voter Foundation

New Election Preview Guide helps Californians prepare for upcoming Primary

The California Voter Foundation's new Election Preview Guide helps the public connect with key resources to prepare to vote in the June 5, 2012 California primary election.

CVF will release a complete edition of the California Online Voter Guide in a few weeks. In the meantime, the Preview Guide provides key links to resources such as:

CVF's June 2012 Election Preview guide is online at

April 19 FPPC/USC Symposium on the Future of Political Reform

On Thursday, April 19, a half-day symposium will be held at the Sheraton Grand Hotel in downtown Sacramento to discuss the "Future of Political Reform". The event is hosted by the California Fair Political Practices Commission and USC's Price School of Public Policy.

The event is free and open to the public but registration is required (deadline is this Friday). Speakers and moderators include Governor Jerry Brown (invited), FPPC Chair Ann Ravel, Elizabeth Garrett, Bradley Smith, Joe Mathews, Dan Morain, Juliet Ann Musso, Richard Briffault, Ben Barr and Willie Brown.

Click here to see the full program; click here to register for the event.

Congratulations to the Election Verification Network Award Winners!

Last month I had the pleasure of attending the Election Verification Network (EVN) conference in Santa Fe, NM.

EVN is a nationwide network of activists, election officials, computer scientists and academics working to improve election security and reliability.

This year's EVN award winners include (left to right): Los Angeles County Registrar of Voters Dean Logan, election usability experts Whitney Quesenbery and Dana Chisnell, and CVF Board Vice Chairman Joseph Lorenzo Hall.

Congratulations to all for your incredible work improving U.S. elections! Special thanks also to the Quixote Foundation, which has supported EVN since its inception in 2004.

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CVF uses Twitter to help our audience connect with important news and developments in the field of voting and elections, and also to offer live tweeting from conferences and events. An archive of tweets and links to relevant stories is available at!/kimalex3.

Follow @kimalex3 on Twitter to get the latest breaking news from CVF.

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