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Democracy on Deadline: Take Your Coverage of U.S. Elections to the Next Level

March 25 @ 8:00 am - April 30 @ 5:00 pm

Free

Get an inside look at the complex and often confusing landscape of election administration. Find out which specific areas to study when covering state or local elections, during this one hour free webinar.

Webinar participants will hear advice from secretaries of state, state election directors, local election officials and practicing journalists. They’ll learn about resources that are available to help them tell powerful stories about the voting process while ensuring accurate, informative content.

WHAT WILL I LEARN:

  • How to make sense of the rules and laws that apply to elections
  • How voter registration actually works
  • What is required for election results to become official
  • The difference between absentee voting and voting by mail
  • A definition of “ranked choice voting” and why so many places are considering adopting it
  • Whom to contact when you have a question about an election process
  • How to address questions about security, access and integrity in elections

WHO SHOULD TAKE THIS COURSE

Anyone covering elections, civic engagement, government or politics, including journalists, bloggers, editors, students, and producers.

Details

Start:
March 25 @ 8:00 am
End:
April 30 @ 5:00 pm
Cost:
Free
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Website:
https://www.poynter.org/shop/webinar/election-coverage/

Organizer

Poynter News University
Website:
https://www.newsu.org/

Venue

Webinar