The Center for the Study of Politics and Governance at the Humphrey School asked LWVSP to share the following information about a course that may be of interest to our members:
The engine room of American democracy is the fair and impartial conduct of elections. Lately however, headlines trumpet the breakdown and challenges to fairly administering elections -- a national fight over voter ID laws, the uncertain future with a narrowed Voting Rights Act, and long Election Day lines. President Obama’s observation of the nation’s election system-- “we need to fix that--” expresses a view that is shared across the political spectrum.
For a great introduction to the world of election administration, register for Humphrey's PA 5980: Topics in American Election Administration, taught by national elections expert Doug Chapin.
PA 5980 Topics in American Election Administration: Policy and Practice
Alternate Fridays (6 sessions)
9:05 am – 12:05 pm
September 20, 2013 - December 6, 2013
2 – 3 credits
If you are a Minnesota resident 62 years of age or older, you qualify for a reduced fee of only $10 per credit. Please see below for more information:
The course is open to all grade levels and the general public. For a permission code or more information, please contact Doug Chapin at firstname.lastname@example.org. We are happy to answer any questions you may have.