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2013 City of Albuquerque Runoff/Special Municipal Election LIVE Unofficial Results
“MY VOTE CENTER” AD CAMPAIGN RECEIVES LOCAL AND NATIONAL AWARDS
Bernalillo County Clerk Maggie Toulouse Oliver is pleased to announce that the 2012 “My Vote Center” advertising campaign received first place for a public service campaign from the New Mexico Press Women 2013 Communication Contest and Best of Class from the National Association of County Information Officers (NACIO) 2013 Award of Excellence competition.
“In 2012, Bernalillo County switched to vote centers instead of precinct-based voting,” says Clerk Toulouse Oliver. “Public education was a critical component of the program’s success and we executed a very thorough and well-planned campaign designed to reach all voters.”
The components of the public education campaign included television spots, radio spots, static and electronic billboard advertising, print ads, web site modifications, interviews, social media and printed material for voters. All materials that were used in the ad campaign were created in-house.
“My Vote Centers” were well-received by voters. The Clerk received many compliments through the on-line survey and in a separate survey conducted by the University of New Mexico with exiting voters, 97% indicated that voting at a Vote Center was better and 92% indicated that they knew they could vote at any center.
New Mexico Press Women (NMPW), organized in 1950, is an affiliate of the National Federation of Press Women. It is an organization of professional journalists and communicators that promotes the highest ethical standards while looking to the future in professional development, networking and protecting First Amendment rights.
The National Association of County Information Officers (NACIO) was formed in 1966 to bring together communications professionals who wanted to share and exchange information with other county public information officers across the United States. NACIO remains dedicated to improving the professional capabilities of its members through an active listserv, training webinars, workshops at national conferences and other means. This year’s communication contest showcased outstanding communications work from throughout the country. Eighteen entries received Best of Class recognition for being the best in their category or subcategory.
CLERK TOULOUSE OLIVER TO TESTIFY BEFORE PRESIDENTIAL COMMISSION ON ELECTION ADMINISTRATION
Bernalillo County Clerk Maggie Toulouse Oliver will be testifying before the Presidential Commission on Election Administration at a hearing scheduled on August 8, 2013 in Denver, Colorado. Clerk Toulouse Oliver is the only representative from New Mexico who has been invited to participate in the commission hearings.
“I am looking forward to presenting the significant and improved changes made to the election process in Bernalillo County and I am confident that this information will assist the commission in its task of making recommendations to President Obama to create efficiencies and better access for all voters,” says Clerk Toulouse Oliver.
The 10-member Commission was appointed by President Obama after his State of the Union pledge to identify non-partisan ways to shorten lines at polling places, promote the efficient conduct of elections and provide better access to the polls for all voters.
The Commission will submit a final report to the President within six months of its first public meeting, which was held in Washington in June. Headed by Co-Chairs Bob Bauer and Ben Ginsberg, the Commissioners are experts in election administration, policy and procedures, or leaders from customer service-oriented businesses and industry. The Commission is charged with developing recommendations based on the best information available for administrative practices that afford voters the opportunity to cast ballots without undue delay and improves their overall experience.