Hennepin County Clerk Training 2014.  Introductions  Hennepin County staff & responsibilities  Vision  Schedule for the day Welcome.

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Slide 1 Hennepin County Clerk Training 2014 Slide 2 Introductions Hennepin County staff & responsibilities Vision Schedule for the day Welcome Slide 3 See handout August 12, 2014 Primary Election day November 4, 2014 General Election day May 20-June 3 Early filing period open July 29-August 12 Late filing period open June 27 Absentee voting opens for primary September 19 Absentee voting opens for general Election Calendar Slide 4 2013 Staff as part of AB board do not need to declare party affiliation Minimum of 3 election judges, except state general minimum 4 Precincts with < 500 registered voters, minimum 3 for state general Voucher limit reduced to 8 Recount threshold reduced to of 1% for some offices Election investigation process ePollbook roster pilot project Online voter registration, absentee application (UOCAVA) Legislative Changes Slide 5 2014 Eliminate absentee reason (no excuse) Processing accepted absentee ballots beginning 7 days prior to election Online absentee application (regular) Changes to absentee envelopes Additional proof of residence options ePollbooks Increased campaign contribution limits, online accessibility Legislative Changes Slide 6 Kaizen event Election Day communication Absentee Counting Process Scheduled times County to process and count ALL UOCAVA ballots FTP Site Precinct Statistics Worksheets on election night Write-in ballot images, tally process Election investigation process Process Changes Slide 7 To administer an election, clerks must complete election administration training course and remain certified Initial certification 5 hours Biennial certification 4 hours Training Certificates issued by county Materials will be available online for review Election Administrator Training

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