Monday, June 15, 2009
EIC Meeting: 7 pm on Wed., June 17th, 2009
Pima County Democratic Party EIC Meeting
June 17, 2009
Mickey Duniho will update us on the Meetings of the Pima County Election Integrity Commission
Donna Branch-Gilby is replacing Paul Eckerstrom as the Democratic Representative to the Commission.
- Priority # 1 Recruiting election board members and volunteer observers for the City Election
- Looking ahead to 2010--Recruiting poll workers
- Develop a Reference Manual
- Putting political pressure through a letter-writing campaign on the County Supervisors to increase transparency, adhere to predictable schedules for county elections.
- Preserve hand count audit gains by lobbying the legislature
- Status of U.S. Electoral History Power Point Presentation
- The DOJ has rejected Georgia's system of using Social Security numbers and driver's license data to check whether prospective voters are citizens, a process that was the subject of a federal lawsuit before the November election. Potential impact on Arizona's Prop. 200
- The Supreme Court later this year will rule on the constitutionality of Sec.5 of the the 1965 Voting Rights Act. The ruling could potentially weaken the Voting Rights Act. Arizona would be in a position of needing to police its own voter rights laws. The Secretary of State is not equipped to do this. Need for an independent nonpartisan preclearance commission.
I look forward to discussing these issues with you on Wednesday. Even though it is summer vacation time, we need to do the ground work that will prepare us for the tasks ahead.
Chair, Election Integrity Committee
Pima County Democratic Party
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