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Thursday, May 18 • 2:00pm - 3:00pm
Voter Apathy is Rational, But Technology Can Help

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Did you know there are 12 steps to vote? Studies have shown that individuals have “trigger moments,” and building effective tools to enable voting requires understanding the process of voting in terms of those trigger moments. What does it mean to design voting tools that shape those trigger moments to reduce apathy and increase voter participation? Is this a technology problem? A marketing problem? What research supports the lack of trigger moments in voter behavior?

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Kate Catherall

Founder, CHORUS
Kate Catherall is an engagement strategist with nearly a decade of experience in building campaigns for causes and candidates. A proud Obama '08 and '12 alum, Kate's roots are in electoral organizing including two presidentials, a gubernatorial, a senate race, and two congression... Read More →

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David Beirne

Director, Federal Voting Assistance Program
Executive with fifteen years of experience in the field of government relations, communications, project management and personnel administration; Career demonstrates an aggressive progression to senior executive level with increasing scope of responsibilities transitioning from l... Read More →
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Dana Chisnell

Co-Director, Center for Civic Design
Dana brings deep experience in civic design, starting with research at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) into the use of language in instructions on ballots (with Ginny Redish), and work on standards and testing for poll worker documentation for the Volunt... Read More →
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Susan Dzieduszycka-Suinat

President and CEO, U.S. Vote Foundation
Susan Dzieduszycka-Suinat is dedicated to innovation with purpose. She guides her organization toward a single combined vision and mission: Every Citizen is a Voter. | | As Co-founder, President and Chief Executive Officer, Susan heads the nonpartisan, nonprofit U.S. Vote Fou... Read More →

Thursday May 18, 2017 2:00pm - 3:00pm
UC Hastings, Room E