By Meegan Gregg

UOCAVA Summit Provides a Bit of Munich Flavor

The loveliest part of the 2010 UOCAVA Summit being held in Munich has been the city itself. Layered in history, the beauty of Munich is evident even from a quick glance at the conference venues. As unofficial photographer for the trip I thought I would post a few quick highlights.

New Town Hall in Munich, Germany

New Town Hall in Munich, Germany

This is the new Munich Town Hall, famous for the glockenspiel that chimes and dances at 11 am, noon, and 5 pm daily. The OSDV team had the fun of watching it perform on our first day in Munich. Underground in this building is where OVF (Overseas Voting Foundation) hosted both our opening night reception as well as the Thursday night conference dinner and awards.

UOCAVA 2010 attendees dining in the Ratskeller Restaurant, Munich

UOCAVA 2010 attendees dining in the Ratskeller Restaurant, Munich


This is a picture from the Thursday night dinner event. UOCAVA Summit participants gathered for a traditional Bavarian meal, some excellent local Munich beer, and lots of good conversation.
UOCAVA Internet Voting Debate Panel 2010

UOCAVA Internet Voting Debate Panel 2010


As a follow up to Gregory Miller’s post regarding the “Great Internet Voting Debate” I wanted to be sure to post a picture of our illustrious panel of participants. From left to right they include:
Andrew Appel, Constanze Kurz, Tarvi Martens, Harri Hursti, Thad Hall, Alexander Trechsel, Pamela Smith, Gregory Miller, and our own John Sebes (who was apparently distracted when I snapped the shot, sorry John!)

The TrustTheVote Project Unveils a New Look

While in Minneapolis this month for the National Civic Summit, the TrustTheVote Project had a fabulous opportunity to reveal our new look. With the help of our friends at Dubberly Design Office in San Francisco, we advanced from being rather invisible to sporting our new red, white, and blue look with pride.

Stripes of TrustTheVote Buttons

Stripes of TrustTheVote Buttons

In addition to our bold new collector buttons and a new look for our project site, we also now have an official TrustTheVote traveling exhibit (coming soon to an event near you). Our design partners at Dubberly really did a fab job with the display – we received compliments on it throughout the summit!

Matthew Douglass, Dir of Communications, greets visitors at the new exhibit booth

Matthew Douglass, Dir of Communications, greets visitors at the new TrustTheVote booth

Wondering how you can get your hands on one or more of those buttons? Hop on over and  donate a buck or two (or whatever) to the cause and we’ll make sure one heads your direction lickety-split. Cheers!

Test results on New Jersey e-voting machines will be released

Good news from New Jersey! A judge there has reversed her earlier decision that test results on Sequoia voting machines could not be made public — a story that we discussed a few months ago here. The new ruling means that conmputer experts at Princeton University will be able to analyze the machines starting next week, and publish their results in late September before the November election.

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Get Out the Vote Posters from AIGA — Great Design on Display

The AIGA, the professional association for design, is once again sponsoring its Get Out the Vote poster design contest for its members. AIGA designers are asked to create nonpartisan posters that
inspire Americans to vote in the 2008 general election. Almost 200 posters under consideration are available for viewing here. It is a great collection … and lots of fun to peruse.

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