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					   27th Annual
National Conference

      August 16, 2011
           to
      August 19, 2011

 Westin on the Riverwalk Hotel
      San Antonio, Texas
THE ELECTION CENTER
      Board of Directors


  Keith Cunningham, CERA
          Lima, Ohio


 Ernest Hawkins, CERA,Chair
     Elk Grove, California


   R. Doug Lewis, CERA
        Houston, Texas


      Robert Montjoy
    New Orleans, Louisiana

    Julie Pearson, CERA
    Rapid City, South Dakota
A Message from
R. Doug Lewis, Executive Director


C          onference attendees get what has been termed “the best value in elections or
           voter registration conferences.” The hallmark of Election Center National
           Conferences is that you get the most substantive elections programs offered
to the profession. Preceding the conference will be four of our Professional Educa-
tion Courses (you can only take one since they run concurrently). During the confer-
ence you will get to hear the about preparations for the coming Presidential election,
the latest in legislation, court cases, current issues, and trends in elections and voter
registration; our successful Professional Practices Papers presentations where you get
to see really innovative programs offered by your colleagues in other jurisdictions;
and the awards luncheon recognizing the accomplishments of your peers and those
who serve our profession.




SA                  While all American cities are interesting in some special way, San
                    Antonio is a truly unique American city. Some have called it the
                    American Venice and a city that is older than the nation. As a des-
tination, it offers old world charm and history and at the same time it has all modern
conveniences. We will be right on the famed River Walk at a terrific price.
  Spanish settlers named San Antonio for the feast day of St. Anthony in 1691; of-
ficially settled as a mission in 1718 at what is now known as the Alamo. It was the
official capital of the Spanish Province of Texas, and the world reknown Alamo is the
most famous spot in Texas where 189 defenders fell on March 6, 1836, after 13 days
of repeated attacks by Mexican General Santa Anna’s army. It is the second largest
city in Texas and seventh largest in the U.S. with 1.3 million residents. The famous
River Walk is two plus miles of river and sidewalk shops and restaurants. Visitors
come back to San Antonio often because it offers a variety of activities in a scenic and
romantic setting.
  Six Flags amusement park is nearby as are Sea World, Splashtown, and a short drive
to world class outlet mall shopping at nearby San Marcos. It is home to three Air Force
bases as well as the Army’s Fort Sam Houston. Established in 1845, the post is known
as the birthplace of military aviation and the site of the first flight of a military aircraft
in 1910. The Apache war chief, Geronimo was held prisoner in the Quadrangle in
1886. The post is now known as the home of Army medicine.
 Visit a series of five missions established in the early 1700’s to get a feel for the Span-
ish influence on the city. Missions, including the Alamo, were all an important part of
the growth of Texas and America.
  Make your reservations TODAY for the Westin Riverwalk, one of the newest hotels
on the Riverwalk. It is within easy walking distance of shopping, restaurants and tons
of Texas history. If you have questions or need help, call Pat Hawkins in our Confer-
ence Office immediately at 916-686-7928.




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       TENTATIVE SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
 SECURITY NOTICE: Because of security concerns, you must
wear your Election Center name badge when entering any meeting
room, or the exhibit area. Thank you for your cooperation.
Tuesday, August 16, 2011
     8:00-9:00Class Registration
             (Separate Registration for Classes Required)

     9:00-4:30

            Class #11History of Elections and Voter Registration I
                         (Antiquity to 1700’s)
                         Instructor: Robert Montjoy, Ph.D.
                                      University of New Orleans
                                      New Orleans, LA

            Class #12 History of Elections and Voter Registration II
                        (The Modern Era)
                        Instructor: Steve Brown, Ph.D.
                                     Auburn University, AL

            Class #22 Benchmarking
                       Instructor: Shawn Schooley, Ph.D
                                     Auburn University, AL

            Class #24 Expanding the Franchise:
                        Pathways to Participation and Professionalism
                        Instructor: Kathleen Hale, J.D., Ph.D.
                                     Auburn University, AL

12:00-1:30 Lunch (Students only)

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

8:00-11:00 Courses #11, #12, #22 and #24 Continued

1:00-3:00 Elections Legislation Committee Meeting

2:00-6:00 Educational Exhibit Area Open

3:00-5:00 PEP Board Committee Meeting (PEP Members Only)
3:00-5:00 Postal Committee Meeting



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4:00-5:00 Ethics Committee

4:00-8:00 Registration Desk Open

6:00-7:30 Welcome Reception


Thursday, August 18, 2011
8:00-3:00 Registration Desk Open
8:00-7:00    Educational         Exhibits

8:30-9:00    Continental        Breakfast

9:00-9:30 Welcome/Announcements


9:30-10:20 Legislative Update
            A review of proposed and pending federal voter registration and elections
            legislation

10:20-10:50 Educational Exhibits/Break

10:50-11:15 Serving Voters with Disabilities

11:15-11:45 Benchmarking Task Force Update


11:45-12:30 Election Assistance Commission
            Discussion of Projects and Activities
12:30-2:00 No Host Lunch

2:00-2:05 Election Ethical Dilemma Presentation

     2:05-4:15Professional Practices Presentations “...and the winner is...”

     6:30-7:00Cocktails

7:00-11:00 Fiesta Dinner Party and Dance


Friday, August 19, 2011

8:00-10:30 Registration Desk Open

8:00-11:00 Educational Exhibit Area Open


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    8:30-9:00   Continental Breakfast

    9:00-10:15 Concurrent Discussion Groups

                Breakout #1
                Election Ethical Dilemma Discussion

                Breakout #2
                Professional Practices Exhibits

                Breakout #3
                Grant Administration

                Breakout #4 Identification
                at the Polls

    10:15-10:45 Educational Exhibits/Break

    10:45-12:30 Concurrent Discussion Groups


                Breakout #1
                HAVA Status Report
                Breakout #2
                New Postage Rates
                Breakout #3
                Federal Voting Assistance Update

                Breakout #4
                TBA


    12:30-3:00 Annual CERA Graduation Luncheon and Ceremony

    3:00-4:30 Concurrent Discussion Groups


                Breakout #1 Elections-
                Texas Style
                Breakout #2
                Open Microphone-What’s on Your Mind




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                              THE ELECTION CENTER’S
                        27th ANNUAL NATIONAL CONFERENCE
                                             San Antonio, Texas
                                         August 18 – August 19, 2011
                                               REGISTRATION FORM
                 (Please use a separate form for each person registering)
NAME:
OFFICE ADDRESS_________________________________________
(Address and office phone number provided will be printed on the attendee list distributed to conference participants)


CITY/STATE/ZIP:__________________________________________
TELEPHONE: Office: __________________Home:_____________
                                                                                   (FOR EMERGENCIES)
                          FAX:
CONFERENCE REGISTRATION FEES
Registration and check received by the Conference Office
no later than August 1, 2011
Gold, Silver, Blue, Associate and NACRC ...................................................... $399
Non-Membrs ...................................................................................................... $499
Registration and check received after August 1, 2011 or at the Conference:
*Security requires all attendees to wear Election Center name badges to enter the
meeting rooms and exhibit area. If you choose to register at the conference you may
be delayed up to two hours in order to process your registration. Sorry, we cannot
invoice or accept credit cards.
Gold, Silver, Blue, Associate and NACRC ...................................................... $499
Non-Members .................................................................................................... $599

Registration fee enclosed: $ _____________
Membership Number: _________________
Are you a CERA graduate? Yes ___ No __ , If Yes, what year? ______

CANCELLATION POLICY: Written cancellation stating reason for same must
be received by the conference office no later than August 1, 2011 in order to
receive full credit toward a class, workshop or conference to be used during
the next calendar year less a $50 processing fee. There will be no credit given
for cancellations received on or after August 2, 2011.
Please return completed form and your check in order to reach the Conference
Office by August 1, 2011 in order to avoid the additional fee to:
                                 The Election Center
                                 Conference Center
                                 P.O. Box 965
                                 Elk Grove, California 95759
MAIL THAT REQUIRES A SIGNATURE FOR DELIVERY CANNOT BE ACCEPTED
For additional information, please call Pat Hawkins at (916) 686-7928.
The Election Center’s Federal I.D. Number is 54-1578880
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Course #11


The History of Elections I
Instructor:        Robert Montjoy, Ph.D.,
                   University of New Orleans, New Orleans, Louisiana

Tuesday, August 16, 2011 ................................................ 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday, August 17, 2011 ......................................... 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

One of the best ways to understand how we arrived at today’s democracy
is to understand the events that led up to the creation of democratic
governments. Even though the first democracies existed 400 years before
the time of Christ, they disappeared after only a short period in history.

What steps led to the creation of the American democracy?

When were elections first held?

How have elections evolved?

How have changing election laws and procedures changed democracy?

As elections/registration officials, if we understand how and why we arrived
at the current form of democracy, then we can better advise the public,
the news media and elected officials on proposed changes, or special
protections built into current laws or procedures.




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Course #12


The History of Elections II
Instructor:       Steve Brown, Ph.D.,
                  Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama

Tuesday, August 16, 2011 ........................................... 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday, August 17, 2011 ..................................... 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

This course will cover elections and voter registration from the time of the
American Revolution and forward, primarily in the United States of America.
The topics will include the following:

                  Suffrage Requirements
                  Introduction to Voter Registration
                  Role of Parties
                  Introduction of Secret Ballot
                  Party Column Ballots
                  Voting Rights Movement
                   Major Court Interpretation such as: One Person One Vote




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    CREDIT FOR THIS COURSE IS GIVEN ONLY TO
 GRADUATE STUDENTS RENEWING THEIR CERA STATUS

Course #22


Benchmarking
Instructor:       Shawn Schooley, Ph,D.,
                  Auburn University, Alabama

Tuesday, August 16, 2011 ........................................... 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday, August 17, 2011 ..................................... 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

Elections and the administration of elections have garnered increasing
attention since 2000. Of particular importance to legislators and the
citizenry they represent, is administrative accountability. One way to
ensure this public accountability, while concomitantly improving
organizational efficiency and effectiveness, is a process known as
“benchmarking.” Hence, this course covers the basics of benchmarking
as it relates to elections administration. The course begins with a general
overview of the benchmarking process focusing on its general use in the
field of public administration. Next, the course covers several appropriate,
common benchmarking strategies and methodologies (e.g., 12 stage
methodology, product benchmarking, best practices benchmarking)
available to elections administrators. Finally, the course explores how
elections administrators can apply the aforementioned types of
benchmarking to various elections administration issues (e.g., local
systemic elections processes, optical scan systems, outsourcing).




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    CREDIT FOR THIS COURSE IS GIVEN ONLY TO
 GRADUATE STUDENTS RENEWING THEIR CERA STATUS

Course #24


Expanding The Franchise: Pathways To
Participation And Professionalism
Instructor:        Kathleen Hale, J.D., Ph.D.,
                   Auburn University, Alabama

Tuesday, August 16, 2011 ............................................ 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday, August 17, 2011 ..................................... 8:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.

This course covers the development of contemporary American election
administration from the historic moments of the 1960s to the present day. The
course begins with the passage of the Civil Rights Act (1964) and Voting Rights
Act (1965) and traces key legislation, court decisions, regulatory developments,
and political events alongside the launching of new organizations and activities
that have shaped the growing professionalism of election administration during
this time. The course concludes with a discussion of current key developments
in the states that present professional challenges.

Major national milestones include:

Civil Rights Act
Voting Rights Act and reauthorizations (including language requirements)
National Voter Registration Act
Uniformed and Oversees Citizens Absentee Voting Act and MOVE Act
Voting Accessibility for the Elderly and Handicapped and Americans with
Disabilities Act
Help America Vote Act

Professionalism of the field includes the launching of new organizations
and activities, such as the Elections Administration Reports, the Election
Assistance Commission, The Election Center, and others.

The course will also consider current professional concerns that have evolved
during this time, including issues raised by administration of the following
types of issues:
Voter ID
Felon voting status
Election day registration
Voter registration databases
Third party voter registration

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                         THE ELECTION CENTER’S
                      27TH ANNUAL NATIONAL CONFERENCE
                                     San Antonio, Texas
                                     August 16-17, 2011
              PROFESSIONAL EDUCATION PROGRAM REGISTRATION FORM
                       (Please use a separate form for each person registering)

NAME: __________________________________________________Male _____ Female_____

ADDRESS: ________________________________________ County ____________________

CITY/STATE/ZIP: ______________________________________________________________

TELEPHONE: Work:                                        Home:
                                                                         (For Emergencies)
               FAX:                               Email:

MEMBERSHIP NUMBER:

Please register me for the following course:       (Check only one)
Course #11 History I
Platinum, Gold, Silver, Blue, Associate            ____   $349.00
Non-Member                                          ____ $449.00

Course #12 History II
Platinum, Gold, Silver, Blue, Associate            ____   $349.00
Non-Member                                          ____ $449.00
Course #22 Benchmarking
Platinum, Gold, Silver, Blue, Associate            ____   $349.00
Non-Member                                          ____ $449.00
Course #24 Expanding the Franchise: Pathways to Participation and Professionalism
Platinum, Gold, Silver, Blue, Associate            ____   $349.00
Non-Member                                          ____ $449.00

REGISTRATION DEADLINE: August 1, 2011
Registration and check received by the Conference Office after August 1, 2011, add $100 to above
fees. *Security requires all students to wear Election Center name badges to enter the classroom.
There is no on-site registration for the classes. Sorry, we cannot invoice or accept credit cards.

CANCELLATION POLICY: Written cancellation stating reason for same must be received by
the conference office no later than August 1, 2011 in order to receive full credit toward a class,
workshop or conference to be used during the next calendar year less a $50 processing fee.
There will be no credit given for cancellations on or after August 2, 2011.

Please mail this form and check to reach the Conference Office before August 1, 2011 to:
                             The Election Center
                             Conference Office
                             P.O. Box 965
                             Elk Grove, CA 95759

Mail that requires a signature for delivery cannot be accepted.
For additional information, please call Pat Hawkins at (916) 686-7928.
The Election Center’s Federal I.D. Number is 54-1578880.



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                                             RIVERWALK
                                            SAN ANTONIO


            THE ELECTION CENTER ANNUAL NATIONAL CONFERENCE
                RESERVATIONS CAN BE MADE AND CONFIRMED ONLINE AT
 http://www.starwoodmeeting.com/StarGroupsWeb/res?id=1103074308&key=50FD1
                 (Enter the above link into a web browser or call 1-888-627-8396.)
           A first night non-refundable room deposit must accompany all reservations.

Please Print or Type.

Guest Name: _________________________________________________________________

Company:____________________________________________________________________

Address: ________________________________________ City: _______________________

State _________________ Zip ____________________ Phone: _______________________

Email: _________________________________________ Fax#: _______________________

Arrival Date ________________________at ___________ (am/pm) Check-in time is after 3pm

Departure Date ___________________ at ___________(am/pm) Check-out time is before 12 noon

                     No. of adults______               No. of children______

                                                Rates
                               All rates are subject to applicable taxes
                                City Side Room                $152.00

                                 River Side Room               $172.00


There are a limited number of rooms at the group rate. All reservations must be received by August 1, 2011.
   After this time, reservations will be accepted on a space available basis at the prevailing hotel rates.

Credit Card: ______________________________________________Expire Date : ___________

Name of Card Holder: __________________________________________________________

Special Requests/Additional Information:




SPG Number:

                                The Westin Riverwalk, San Antonio
                             420 W. Market St., San Antonio, TX 78205
                             Phone: 210-224-6500 Fax: 210-444-6000

                                Please note room types are not guaranteed.




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        MISCELLANEOUS INFORMATION
HOTEL PARKING
Overnight Valet Parking              $30 + tax for 24 hours
Market Parking Garage Across
The Street from the Hotel            $15 + tax for 24 hours
                                     No in/out allowed

TRANSPORTATION
SA TRANS                         $18 one-way, $32 Round Trip
http//www.saairportshuttle.com/shuttlepricespage.html

Taxi (One way)                       approximately $27.00

Town Car-Meet and Greet              $58 + tip
210-225-5466


PLEASE NOTE DEADLINES:
Westin on the Riverwalk .................................August 1, 2011
Conference and Classes......................... August 1, 2011


IMPORTANT SECURITY NOTICE:
Security requires all attendees to wear Election Center
name badges to enter the meeting rooms and exhibit
area. If you choose to register at the conference, you
may be delayed up to two hours in order to process your
registration.

Sorry, the Conference Office cannot invoice or accept
credit cards.


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              FIESTA PARTY AND DANCE
                           August 18, 2011


ADDITIONAL TICKETS: One Ticket is included in your registration fee
                   If you would like additional tickets, please
                   use this form.
Please reserve ______ additional tickets for the event at $75 each.
Total enclosed: $ ________

NAME: _______________________________________________
ADDRESS: ___________________________________________

CITY/STATE/ZIP: ______________________________________

TELEPHONE: Work:                             Home:
                                                        (FOR EMERGENCIES)
                                          FAX:

ATTIRE: Be comfortable. Please no jeans, shorts or flip flops


Please send this completed form and check for additional tickets to:

               The Election Center
               Conference Center
               P.O. Box 965
               Elk Grove, CA 95759
 For additional information, please call Pat Hawkins at (916) 686-7928.




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MEMBERSHIP IN THE ELECTION CENTER
The elections and voter registration community has struggled for years in attempting
to professionalize the work and tasks of voting administration. While there are groups
that include elections and registration administration officials, the only organization
offering full-time, year-round professional staff to serve the registration and elections
community is The Election Center. Membership in The Election Center not only
sustains our staff operation, it also entitles members to certain benefits and services.
Those services and each level of membership are described below:
ALL MEMBERS
All members of the Blue, Silver, State, Corporate, Gold, and Platinum levels receive
discounts on all fees for special workshops and conferences and substantial discounts
on tuition for the Professional Education Program classes. The savings of joining
as a member will more than pay the cost of membership: the savings of one special
workshop, one conference and four Professional Education Program courses per year,
will potentially save a member more than $500 per year and, depending on level of
membership, could save $1,000 or more. Membership is for one year beginning with
the date of your first payment; renewals date from your original anniversary date, not
from the date of any subsequent payments.
Each level of membership is entitled to name associate members; associates are
entitled to member discounts on all Election Center program offerings including the
Professional Education Program, special workshops and conferences. See description
of individual membership levels to determine number of free associates (if any).
Additional associate members can be obtained at $50 each. Associate Members must
be tied to a principal member.

Professional Education Program The most extensive, comprehensive, and finest
continuing education program available for elections and voter registration officials.
The program offers continuing education credits from Auburn University. Additionally,
the program can lead to certification as a Certified Elections/Registration Administrator
(CERA) upon the successful completion of the program requirements. Reduced tuition
to the Professional Education Program is available to all members.

Email AlertsTM is The Election Center’s specialized information service which
alerts members to pending legislation in Congress and then tracks the progress of that
legislation; proposed regulations from departments or agencies: important news
affecting elections and voter registration officials. Action Items requiring immediate
attention, or nationwide surveys of administrative or legal practices on specific issues.
This service is automatically part of Silver, Gold and Platinum levels and limited
service is provided at the Blue level.
JobBankTM is a new service offering both individual members and government offices
the opportunity to list jobs and file individual resumes with The Election Center.
Individuals will be able to have a central location for making their services and skills
available to a much larger audience. Government offices will have a resource center
available to request copies of resumes of available people to fill their specific voter
registration or elections openings. Nonmembers can list their resumes for $50 and
members for free. In the initial phase, member government offices and vendors can
list all openings free of charge.
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EC SurveysTM has been expanded to offer additional survey opportunities. Election
Center Surveys have long been a great source of information and answers to problems
encountered by voter registration and elections officials. The Election Center surveys
all states or a selected distribution of other local election officials to determine what
other officials are doing about various issues, laws or regulations related to registration
and elections. These surveys are free to State, Silver, Gold and Platinum Members;
and a flat rate of $50 each survey for Blue members and Corporate members. These
services are no longer available to nonmembers. An additional EC SurveyTM service
now available is a salary survey. Due to the time consuming nature of such surveys and
the specialized nature of selection of recipients, these surveys are free only to Gold
and Platinum members. Other members may engage The Election Center for salary
surveys at a negotiated fee.
DataSearchTM is The Election Center’s research services available only to members.
We research specific questions from our members and provide timely answers to your
questions. In more than 12 years of service to elections and voter registration officials,
this service alone has been worth the price of membership. No other single location
in America has the ability to find the answers to your elections related topics than The
Election Center. Sometimes we refer you to the particular source, but more often than
not, we provide the answer or material you need.
EC Consultants is the newest, and potentially one of the most valuable, serVIces ever
offered to members. We offer members the opportunity to have an internal review of
their operations by a consulting unit from The Election Center. The consultant(s) can
be arranged to provide a total review of all office operations; a review of a specific
area of operations; a technology team to study ways to update technology usage; or
a peer review program to study the personal management style of operations and
make recommendations. This service is a fee based service for members only and not
available to nonmembers. While it is not free to any level of membership, the costs of
such consulting will be from one-half to onetenth the cost of other outside consultants.
A single practitioner from another area of the country, a member of our staff, a mixture
of vendors and practitioners, or a team approach can be offered depending on the level
of consulting desired. Call The Center for details.
PLATINUM MEMBER: $1.200 PER YEAR
A Platinum Member can attend all Election Center workshops and conferences free of
charge. This is restricted to the primary Platinum Member. Additionally, the Platinum
Member is eligible for member discounts on tuition in the Professional Education
Program. Members at this level can name up to 10 associate members at no additional
charge, with the only stipulation that they work directly for, and are employed by,
the principal member. Other services as noted above. Joining at the Platinum level
would entitle both the Elections Office & Campaign Finance Offices to belong with
the restriction to 10 overall associates combined.
GOLD MEMBER: $750 PER YEAR
Members at this level are entitled to two complimentary associate members. The
Gold Member can attend one conference or workshop free of charge each year. Full
FaxCastTM service is provided. Discounts are offered for the Professional Education
Program and all other Election Center services. Other services as described in ALL
MEMBERS section.

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SILVER  MEMBER: $350 PER YEAR
One complimentary associate member plus FaxCastTM , EC SurveysTM plus discounts
on all conferences, workshops, and tuition for the Professional Education Program.
Other services as described in ALL MEMBERS section.
BLuE MEMBER: $150 PER YEAR
This level not available to state governments. state departments or state agencies (See
State Members.) This level is also unavailable to business/corporate members. Limited
FaxCastTM, plus availability of EC SurveysTM plus discounts on all conferences,
workshops and the tuition for the Professional Education Program. Associate
membership available at $50 each. Availability of other services as described in ALL
MEMBERS section.
AssociATE MEMBER: $50 PER YEAR
There is no single $50 membership level. Associate membership can only be obtained
by being tied to a principal member. Discounts provided to Associate Members as
explained in the ALL MEMBERS section above.
coRPoRATE MEMBER: $800 PER YEAR
Businesses and corporations are offered this level for membership. Corporate members
receive all rights and privileges of membership. Corporate members are given one
free Associate Member and additional memberships can be provided at $80 each.
Corporate members also receive a $500 discount when displaying as exhibitors at the
National Conference.

sTATE MEMBER:
State governments receive extensive support from Election Center staff and make
extensive use of Election Center Surveys. The cost of providing services to state
offices is considerably higher than the introductory level available to Local Members.
The entrv level for anv single member from state government is $350. The Election
Center has instances where one or more of the following are members from a single
state: the chief election official of the state; chief counsel for the state elections office;
the staff director (or research director) of the state legislative body; the staff director
of the state court; the attorney general; the director of campaign finance or state ethics
commission, and the state election director. For each person to receive direct services
or direct surveys or to receive the faxes. then each separate entity must ioin separately.
States receive many survey requests from other states through The Election Center.
The Center coordinates the responses, assembles the replies and sends them on
to the requesting state. Over the years, the states have indicated this is one of the
most valuable service they receive from any organization. The Election Center has
the ability to give survey results quickly which has aided many state offices in their
ability to revise their own laws or to provide research necessary for responding to a
legal challenge. The ability to have each state’s method of handling certain issues of
interest in elections or voter registration laws, procedures or regulations is invaluable
to members.

For description of services available to State Members, see ALL MEMBERS section
 and the sections on Silver, Gold and Platinum. Blue level membership IS NOT
AVAILABLE to states because it costs more to serve states than the Blue level provides.

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                   MEMERSHIP ENRoLLMENT FoRM
                    Please complete a separate form for each member
Membership is person specific, i.e., a specific name must be assigned a membership, not
the office. We track services, attendance, tuition payments, certification requirements
and deliver faxes to individuals. Each level above Blue membership has one or more
associate members as free. Additional associates can be added. Faxes, surveys, and
communications are directed only to the primary member. Membership is for one year
beginning with the date of receipt of your original check. Renewals will be based on
the original anniversary date, not on date of subsequent payment; therefore, you are
not penalized for paying early (because you still get a 12 month membership from
your anniversary date) nor do you gain an advantage by holding payment to a later
date. Associate Membership is available only to those who have a principal member in
one of the approved membership categories; it cannot be obtained separately.

□□_    PLATINUM MEMBER: $1200
____   GOLD MEMBER: $750
____   SILVER MEMBER: $ 350
____   BLUE MEMBER: $150                o   CORPORATE MEMBER: $800
O__    ASSOCIATE MEMBER: $50        o   CORPORATE ASSOCIATE MEMBER: $80




o   CHECK ENCLOSED $_______
o   SEND INVOICE

Name: _________________________________________________
Title: __________________________________________________

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Note to accounting offices: The Election Center Federal Tax ID # is 54-1578880, a
nonprofit (exempt) 501 (c) (3) corporation.




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       FUTURE ELECTION CENTER
  CONFERENCES, WORKSHOPS AND MEETINGS



2012

January 5-6    JEOLC
               The Fairfax on Embassy Row
               Washington, DC

February 17-21 Special Workshop
                Westin Gaslamp Hotel
                San Diego, CA
                CERA Classes #1, #2, #13

April 25-29`    Special Workshop
                Hotel TBA
                Atlanta, GA
                CERA Classes #3, #4, #14

May 14-19       Auburn University
                Auburn, AL
                CERA Classes #8, #9, #11, #12

July 14-21     CERA Summer Session
               Sanibel Harbor Resort
               Ft. Myers, FL
                CERA Classes #6, #7, #8, #9, #10

August 14-18    28th Annual National Conference
                Boston Park Plaza and Towers
                Boston, MA
                CERA Classes #5, #6, #15, #25




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............... .to contact The Election Center

National Office:
            12543 Westella, Suite 100
            Houston, TX 77077
VOICE       (281) 293-0101
FAX         (281) 293-0453 or
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