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Council to Present Board of Elections with a Proclamation

9/22/2014

CUYAHOGA COUNTY COUNCIL TO PRESENT THE BOARD OF ELECTIONS WITH A PROCLAMATION FOR WINNING TWO NATIONAL AWARDS FOR ELECTION ADMINISTRATION

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For Immediate Release
22 September 2014
Contact: Joseph Nanni
(216) 698-2520
jnanni@cuyahogacounty.us

Cleveland, OH – On Tuesday, September 23rd at its 5:00 p.m. Council Meeting, Cuyahoga County Council will present a proclamation to the Cuyahoga County Board of Elections recognizing their achievement of winning two national awards from the Election Center/National Association of Election Officials. The awards highlight the Board of Elections’ exceptional work in election administration.

“We can all be proud of the awards that were received by the Board of Elections for their success in finding innovative ways to improve upon their operations,” said County Councilman Dave Greenspan. “This type of national recognition also reinforces public confidence and trust in the agency. Council is honored to award them with this proclamation.”

The Cuyahoga County Board of Elections won the Eagles Award for the outstanding use of technology with its entry, “The Benefits of Audit Log Analysis,” and it also won the Stars and Stripes Award for outstanding partnerships with its entry, “Community Partnership Voter Education.”

“The Benefits of Audit Log Analysis” was awarded for developing a system of auditing the scanners that voters utilize to scan their ballots on Election Day. The new audit log system allows election staff to easily identify and solve performance issues that are flagged during the auditing process on a machine-by-machine basis.  Over a thousand scanners are used during countywide elections, and after each election the data is analyzed using the system developed by the Board of Elections.

The “Community Partnership Voter Education” was awarded for the utilization of community partners to disseminate voter education information.  The Board of Elections is assisted by over 300 community partners that use their communications resources to reach voters. The community partners utilize their printed newsletters, electronic communication platforms, and social media to share voter education information provided by the Board of Elections.   

For more Election Center information, follow this link: http://www.electioncenter.org/publications.html

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The Cuyahoga County Council is an 11-member body elected by the residents of our neighborhoods. The Council makes policy decisions for the effective functioning of County government, and is a link between government agencies and citizens. Meetings of the Cuyahoga County Council are free and open to the public. Members of the public are encouraged to attend in person in the new Council Chambers on the 4th floor of the New County Administration Building, 2079 East 9th Street, located at the corner of East 9th Street and Prospect Avenue, or to watch via Council’s live stream at http://council.cuyahogacounty.us/. Complimentary parking for the public is available in the attached garage at 900 Prospect. A skywalk extends from the garage to provide additional entry to the Council Chambers from the 5th floor parking level of the garage. Archived video is also available at http://www.youtube.com/CuyahogaCounty.