The 20th class of the Administrative Intern Program visited the Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk (RR/CC) on April 17, 2018 for a Departmental tour. They were provided an overview of the various election services and records management operations at the RR/CC.
An exciting element of the tour was a visit to the VSAP Lab, where they were guided through a simulation of the new Vote Center Model by members of the VSAP team. They learned about how Vote Centers will function in the future in conjunction with the various components of the new voting experience including ePollbooks, the Interactive Sample Ballot (ISB) and the Ballot Marking Device (BMD). As the class interacted with the BMD, they were impressed by its accessibility features and how it will provide an independent voting experience for all LA County voters.
The VSAP Team also had an opportunity to show them the new and intuitive Vote by Mail ballot design, as well as talk about the highlights of the Vote Center Placement Project.
The Admin Interns had excellent questions about how the RR/CC plans to implement VSAP, while maintaining secure and transparent elections with potential cost savings to the County for the future.