Pinellas County Supervisor of Elections Deborah Clark has been named to serve on the National Task Force on Training and Education organized by The Election Center.
"This will be a national focus for the election profession to find common elements of what works best for election training, including staff, voter education and poll worker education," said R. Doug Lewis, executive director of The Election Center. "Ms. Clark was selected to represent the profession in developing or refining innovative training and education to make the democratic process work better for all voters."
Ms. Clark is one of only 35 appointed members of the task force. The group will work to generate suggestions on how best to train adults in a limited time and how to handle more complex voting requirements. Members will meet several times in 2007 to discuss voter education.
"I am honored to have received this appointment because I believe that educated voters are the key component of our democratic process," said Ms. Clark. "As we look to the challenges of 2007 and beyond, it will be more important than ever to ensure that citizens are fully involved in that process."
Deborah Clark joined the Pinellas County Elections office in 1978, and served as Deputy Administrator from 1982-2000. She was appointed Supervisor of Elections in 2000 and elected to four year-terms in 2000 and 2004. She is only of only 374 elections officials nationwide to achieve the official designation of Certified Elections and Registration Administrator (CERA) from The Election Center.
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