Out on the Town for Outreach

In an effort to promote voter registration, and to educate voters on the eSlate voting system, the Elections Office has been actively involved in community outreach.

democracyLIVE!, the San Mateo County student poll worker program, is currently in the midst of June 3 Statewide Direct Primary sign-ups. In addition to the Wild 94.9 radio interview we told you about on April 21, our democracyLIVE! Coordinator attended the Pacific Islander Conference at College of San Mateo on May 2 to promote this program.

The 8th Asian Pacific American Heritage Celebration at San Mateo’s Central Park on May 10 featured special performances, arts and crafts, food, demonstrations, raffle prizes, and a number of various vendors and exhibitors as they came together for this free celebration. There, the Elections Office hosted trilingual demonstrations of the eSlate voting equipment.

On May 18, the Elections Office will be hosting a voter registration and democracyLIVE! information booth at the Burlingame “1st Annual Day on the Green” music festival.

The “Day on the Green” festival will be held at the Burlingame High School football stadium from 11:30 a.m. – 7:30 p.m. and is sponsored by Live 105 and the Burlingame Youth Advisory Committee. There’s a $10 admission cost, but proceeds from the event will benefit VH1’s Save the Music Foundation, the Burlingame Youth Scholarship Program, and the Burlingame Youth Advisory Committee. Check out the City of Burlingame web site for more information about this event.

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3 responses to “Out on the Town for Outreach

  1. I’m very interested in getting the machines out in public before the November general election. I am a inspector in the county and have brought this idea up with the elections staff. I in vision allowing the voters to voter for something silly like favorite ice cream flavor or pizza toppings. That way they can actually play with the machine before the actual election. I am willing to volunteer my own time to make this happen. Is it possible? What to I need to do?

  2. Hi Ethan,

    It’s great to read about your motivation and interest in getting the voting public educated on the eSlate voting equipment. We do have the machines set up at these various events, and will have them this Sunday at the Burlingame Day on the Green. The eSlates we set up do feature various “candidates” running for positions, like John Adams or Betsy Ross.

    If you have any information about events or outreach opportunities, please feel free to let us know. You can send an email to electwebadmin@smcare.org.

    Hope to see you this Sunday!

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