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Special meeting of the Elections Commission

of the City and County of San Francisco


An educational forum on the current and future state of

voting systems and vote tabulation devices



Date:                Wednesday, March 29th, 2006

Time:                6:00 PM

Location:           Koret Auditorium, Main Branch, San Francisco Public Library, 30 Grove Street Entrance


The Koret Auditorium, located on the lower level of the Main Branch of the Public Library located at 100 Larkin Street (at Grove), enter 30 Grove Street, and proceed down stairs.


The meeting is open to all interested members of the public.


The scope of the forum is to allow members of the Elections Commission, and interested members of the public, to learn about and discuss the complex issues regarding the current and future development of voting technology and voting systems, including issues of public confidence.


The Elections Commission will hear information from a panel of experts, including:


Ms. Susan Lapsley

Office of Voting Systems Technology Assessment

California Secretary of State


Hon. Warren Slocum

Assessor, County-Clerk, Recorder

San Mateo County


Mr. Alan Dechart

President & CEO

Open Voting Consortium



The Forum is scheduled to run for two hours.


If you would like more information on this forum, please contact Shirley Rodriques, Commission Secretary, at 554-4305.





Disability Access

This meeting will be held in the Koret Meeting Room of the S. F. Public Library located at 100 Larkin Street.  The 30 Grove Street Entrance is accessible to wheelchairs and the Koret Meeting Room is wheelchair accessible. The closest accessible BART station is the Civic Center Station at United Nations Plaza and Market Street. Accessible MUNI lines serving this location are: #42 Downtown Loop, and #71 Haight/Noriega and the F Line to Market and Van Ness and the Metro Stations at Van Ness and Market and at Civic Center. For information about MUNI accessible services call (415) 923-6142. There is accessible curbside parking adjacent to City Hall on Grove Street and around the Library.

The following services are available on request 48 hours prior to the meeting; except for Monday meetings, for which the deadline shall be 4:00 p.m. of the last business day of the preceding week: For American sign language interpreters or the use of a reader during a meeting, a sound enhancement system, and/or alternative formats of the agenda and minutes, please contact The Elections Office at (415) 554- 4375 or our TDD at (415) 554-4386 to make arrangements for the accommodation. Late requests will be honored, if possible.

In order to assist the City's efforts to accommodate persons with severe allergies, environmental illnesses, multiple chemical sensitivity or related disabilities, attendees at public meetings are reminded that other attendees may be sensitive to various chemical based products.  Please help the City accommodate these individuals. Individuals with chemical sensitivity or related disabilities should call our accessibility hotline at (415) 554-6060.

Know your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance (Chapter 67 of the San Francisco Administrative Code)

Government's duty is to serve the public, reaching its decisions in full view of the public. Commissions, boards, councils, and other agencies of the City and County exist to conduct the people's business. This ordinance assures that deliberations are conducted before the people and that City operations are open to the people's review. For more information on your rights under the Sunshine Ordinance or to report a violation of the ordinance, contact the Sunshine Ordinance Task Force, Donna Hall, Clerk, City Hall, Room 409, 1 Dr. Carlton B. Goodlett Place, San Francisco, CA 94102-4683 at Phone No.: (415) 554-7724; Fax No.: (415) 554-7854; E-mail: [email protected] Copies of the Sunshine Ordinance can be obtained from the Clerk of the Sunshine Task Force, the San Francisco Public Library and on the City's website at

The ringing of and use of cell phones, pagers and similar sound-producing electronic devices are prohibited at this meeting. Please be advised that the Chair may order the removal from the meeting room of any person(s) responsible for the ringing or use of a cell phone, pager, or other similar sound-producing electronic devices.

Lobbyist Registration and Reporting Requirements

Individuals and entities that influence or attempt to influence local legislative or administrative action may be required by the San Francisco Lobbyist Ordinance [SF Campaign & Governmental Conduct Code §2.100] to register and report lobbying activity. For more information about the Lobbyist Ordinance, please contact the Ethics Commission at 30 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 3900, San Francisco, CA 94102; telephone (415) 581-2300, fax (415) 581-2317; web site at