Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Overseas Voting and Uniformed Services Voter Registration System

This just arrived over the email wires. Unfortunately, I can't go. Only located a few thousand miles away!


Launch of First Internet-based Overseas and Uniformed Services Voter Registration System

Date: Friday, February 3, 2006; Time: 9:30 – 10:30 a.m.
Location: National Press Club; Murrow Room; 529 14th Street N.W., 13th Floor; Washington, D.C. 20045
Contact: Susan Dzieduszycka-Suinat, press@overseasvotefoundation.org Tel: +1 202 470 2480; or +49 172 951 0865

Starting Friday, February 3, 2006, up to seven million US citizens and military personnel will be able to generate their federal voter registration applications online, thanks to Overseas Vote Foundation, www.overseasvotefoundation.org.

The technologically advanced project, the first of its kind, provides a complete voter registration solution for overseas and active duty uniformed series voters whose voting program falls under the Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act (UOCAVA).

The launch event will feature a demonstration of the system and a full briefing.
Agenda as follows:

* Introduction and Welcome: James Brenner, OVF Chair
* Situation: overseas voters and UOCAVA implementation challenges;
* Online Demonstration: OVF Registration and Absentee Voter Application: Susan Dzieduszycka-Suinat, OVF Executive Director
* Military and UOCAVA: impact of OVF, Samuel F. Wright, Military Voting Rights Project, National Defense Committee, and OVF Advisor
* Benefits to Election Officials: Cameron Quinn, OVF Vice Chair, U.S. Elections Advisor for the International Foundation for Election Systems (IFES), and former chief election official for Virginia
* Q&A with Expert Panel

To confirm attendance or receive further information
please contact press@overseasvotefoundation.org,
or call +1 202 470 2480; or +49 172 951 0865

Overseas Vote Foundation (OVF) was founded in 2005 to assist eligible Americans living across the world to vote in federal elections. It is a nonprofit, nonpartisan public charity organization dedicated solely to serving the voter registration needs of UOCAVA voters.

Susan Dzieduszycka-Suinat, Executive Director
Overseas Vote Foundation


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