Jul 18, 2019 11:30 AM
Valerie Smith Linn County Voter Outreach
Voter ID, Registration, Polling Place Worker Needs

As Voter Outreach Coordinator for the Linn County Auditor’s office, Valerie presents educational and voter registration programs, and encourages colleges and community organizations to do the same.  She also runs the Satellite Voting program for the county, conducts accessibility surveys for election day polling locations, and recruits Election Day Poll Workers.  When she’s not in the field, Valerie processes voter registrations and cancellations, oversees early voting in the elections office, and manages the Linn County (IA) Election Services Facebook Page.   Her previous experience includes community outreach for the U.S. Census Bureau, bi-partisan political organizing for the Arab American Institute,  and campaign work for candidates and issues organizations. 

Her presentation will focus on recent changes in Iowa elections, including Voter ID,  the combination of School and City Elections,  increasing use of technology at polling places, and options for voters with disabilities. She will also present tips on helping others register to vote, and current needs for increasing the pool of Election Day Poll Workers.