Election Administration Meeting
Today’s students are tomorrow’s leaders. By participating in experiential learning opportunities while in school, students learn the critical thinking and data analysis skills they will need to succeed as professionals in the real-world and in the case of public affairs students, contribute to effective global governance. NASPAA believes strongly in experiential learning and the competencies students can grow when given the opportunity to test their developing knowledge and skills in relatively low stakes situations prior to graduation.
This panel will provide practitioners an opportunity to talk about the current state of the field and what they would like to see faculty cover in their coursework to ensure the students who will be working in the field have the skills necessary to work in the current and changing environment. This will be a primer for the rest of the day's discussions on cases and what the professionalization of Election Administration looks like.
This panel will focus on the development of case studies and other learning objects that can be used in Undergraduate Political Science courses, and Graduate Election Administration courses.
Planned Case Studies and Learning Objects to be developed/ discussed.
- Election Administration systems/ Fulton County, GA
- Outside Vendors/ Maryland
- Postal Ballots/Ohio
- Nonprofits in election administration
- Data Analysis of Absentee Ballot Rejections
Attendees can take a break or can remain on the zoom to network with other attendees.
This session will be conducted by the Students Learn Students Vote Coalition (SLSV) and focus on how to prepare students to vote in the November 2020 Elections especially as it relates to the impacts of Covid-19. With a number of colleges and universities not in person in the fall, typical voter registration efforts will not be available. How can these efforts be adapted to online environments? How can universities encourage students to register using social media, and other online tools? What other roadblocks to registration and voter turnout should our members be providing resources to students on how to navigate? How can campuses address issues that specifically relate to under-represented minority voters? How can NASPAA encourage Pi Alpha Alpha chapters to lead the way?