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October 2003

Release Date: October 24, 2003

Seminar on Voting Process Scheduled at ASU

A lesson in democracy is the goal of a two-part program on "The Voting Process" being offered Tuesdays, Oct. 28 and Nov. 4, by Angelo State University's Division of Continuing Studies.

"The Voting Process" will be taught by Tom Green County elections administrator Molly Taylor from 6:30-8 p.m. Oct. 28 and Nov. 4 in the classroom of the Continuing Studies Building at 2501 W. Avenue N on the ASU campus. Cost is $9.

The two-night seminar will explain voter registration, the voter process, voter participation and why each person's vote is important. Additional topics will include voting equipment, ballots, software, ballot security, voting by mail, early voting and central count procedures.

Finally, the program also will cover the changes being brought about by the new Help Americans Vote Act (HAVA) and what the law will mean for early voting and for the central tabulating equipment that is used. Time will also be allotted at each session to answer any participant questions.

Taylor said, "Sometimes people do not vote because they feel their vote does not matter. This three-hour seminar is designed to explain the ins and outs of the voting process and why people do need to vote. We will touch on the electoral process, redistricting, differences between primaries and general elections and why you can only vote for one party during a primary."

For additional information or to register, contact the ASU Division of Continuing Studies at (325) 942-2339.