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Co Project Vote Docs 6 842011

Co Project Vote Docs 6 842011

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Research Intern  
From:  Christi Heppard  
Sent:  Wednesday, April 28, 2010 6:41  
To:  Teresa James  
Cc:  Lisa Doran; Wayne Munster  
Subject:  Colorado Agency Office Contacts  
Teresa,  

bur-1-h"aven'rrreard-track-from Boulder Denver yet. Below the contact information that have. discussed the phone, SOS staff would pleased attend any meetings that you set order serve resource. 
Thanks, Christi 
Christi Heppard Colorado Department State 
Elections Division -Special Projects 1700 Broadway, Suite 270 Denver, Co. 80290 303-894-2200 xtn 6340 (phone) 303-869-4861 (fax) 

Adams County OHS 

Denver County DHS 
Julie Prine 

720) 944-2227 
Boulder County DHS Sue Tiernan (no email available me) 303-441-1004 Paso County OHS 

(719) 444-5995 
Research Intern 

From:  Judd Choate  
Sent:  Tuesday, May 11, 2010 3:05  
To:  'tjames@projectvote.org'  
Subject:  Colorado Best Practices and Vision Commission Teresa. Here are the details the meeting next week. are meeting the Aspen Room, third floor, the 1700 Broadway building downtown Denver. The meeting from 1pm 5pm mountain time. 
Thank you for agreeing testify. You can have (basically) much time you would like. Technology available for powerpoint and/or video-audio presentations. Questions will follow your presentation. Likely three other people will testify opposition favor mail-in ballot. 
Please contact with questions. 
Cheers, Judd 
Judd Choate, Ph.D., J.D. Director, Division Elections Colorado Department State 1700 Broadway -Suite 200 Denver, 80290 303-894-2200 -Office 303-869-4861 -Fax 
Research Intern 

From:  Christi Heppard  
Sent:  Monday, June 01, 2009 11:14  
To:  'Donald Wine II'  
Cc:  'Doug Hess'; Wayne Munster  
Subject:  Colorado EAC data  
Attachments:  WinZip Compressed Attachment.zip; About WinZip Compressed Attachments.txt  

Donald, requested, please see the attached data. you need anything further just let know. 
Thanks, Christi 
Christi Heppard Colorado Department State 
Elections Division -Special Projects 1700 Broadway, Suite 270 Denver, Co. 80290 303-894-2200 xtn 6340 (phone) 

Research Intern 

From:  Nicole Kovite nkovite@projectvote.org  
Sent:  Tuesday, October 13, 2009 11:00  
To:  Christi Heppard; Wayne Munster  
Cc:  Doug Hess; Teresa James  
Subject:  Request: Agency Designation Colorado  
Attachments:  Model Secretary letter fed agencies -Aug 2009 FINAL.doc; letter HHS 
9-24-09.pdf; letter SSA -9-23-09.pdf; letter CIS -9-23-09.pdf; letter 9-23-09.pdf; DOD .pdf; Immigration and Citizenship .pdf; Indian Health  
Designation request.pdf; SSA NVRA Designation Request.pdf; .pdf; letter CIS -9-25-09.pdf; letter -9-25-09.pdf; Fact Sheet (3)[2].doc  

Wayne and Christi: writing let you know about some exciting developments agency voter registration. Secretaries States across the nation are taking the lead voter registration designating additional voter registration agencies under the 
NVRA. know how hard you are working make sure Colorado the top the pack-we are writing request that Secretary State Buescher the next designate additional voter registration agencies. you know, the NVRA authorizes the chief election official each state designate voter registration 
agencies. Executive Order 12926, signed President Clinton 1994, requires federal agencies cooperate with such designation state officials. particular, would ask that Secretary State Buescher designate the following federal agencies voter registration agencies Colorado: the Social Security Administration its administration Supplemental Security Income and Social Security Disability Insurance; the Indian Health Service Department 
Health and Human Services; the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services its conduct naturalization ceremonies; and the medical and homeless facilities, and military pay/personnel offices the Department Veterans Affairs. 
These agencies serve increasing numbers underrepresented citizens Colorado and across the United States. 
have attached fact sheet this email guide the impact designation the above listed agencies could have the American electorate. California, Vermont, and North Carolina have already made such designations. have attached designation letters from those Secretaries State for your review, well sample letter template. 
Please let know whether you need submit additional letter request for designation, this email request sufficient. are happy send you whatever might necessary. 
Nicole 

Nicole Kovite 
Director, Public Agency Voter Registration Program Project Vote 
739 8th Street, Washington, 20003 (202) 546-4173 Ext. 303 Fax(202)543-3675 

Consider the environment before printing this e-mail. 
The information contained this message from Project Vote and any attachments are confidential and intended only for the named recipient(s). you have received this message error, you are prohibited from copying, distributing, using this the information. Please contact the sender immediately return e-mail and delete the original message. 

Dear Secretary __, the chief elections official [insert state], obligation ensure that all eligible citizens are afforded the opportunity register and vote. office undertook great effort last year fulfill that duty advance the historic 2008 presidential election but, regrettably, fell short the goal. Thousands eligible voters went unregistered and unable cast ballot, particularly lower-income and minority communities and among newly naturalized citizens. help correct this unfortunate reality, request that [the Social Security Administration its administration Supplemental Security Income and Social Security Disability Insurance] [the Indian Health Service Department Health and Human Services] [the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services its conduct naturalization ceremonies] [the Department Veterans Affairs its operation medical and homeless facilities] agree designated voter registration agency [insert state], authorized the National Voter Registration Act 1993 (NVRA). 

Section the NVRA directs that Jach State shall designate agencies for the registration voters elections for Federal office." U.S.C.  1973gg-5(a)(l). Federal offices may designated, with their agreement. U.S.C.  1973gg5(a)(3)(B)(ii). The law also directs that all federal departments "shall, the greatest extent practicable, cooperate with the states carrying out [agency-based voter registration]." U.S.C.  1973gg-5(b). 
Federal cooperation with these procedures further compelled Executive Order 12926, promulgated President Clinton 1994. The Executive Order directs federal departments agree any request designated voter registration agency, provided that such designation consistent with the department's legal authority and availability funds. Exec. Order No. 12,926, Fed. Reg. 47,227 (Sept. 12, 1994). 
Designation the [insert agency name] voter registration agency clearly advances the policies and goals set out the National Voter Registration Act and Executive Order 12926, and would entirely consistent with the service mission your department. would add that voter registration opportunities can extended minimal cost, has been the experience other voter registration agencies that currently offer voter registration under the National Voter Registration Act. ask that you join with helping ensure that every American can exercise the most fundamental right citizenship agreeing designation voter registration agency. look forward hearing from you this matter. 

SecretaiJ' ofState 
DEBRA BOWEN 
State California 
September 24, 2009 
TI1e Honorable Kathleen Sebeius Office the Secretary 
U.S. Department Health and Human Services 200 Independence Avenue, S.W. Washington, D.C. 20201 

Dear Secretary Sebelius: California's chief elections official, one primary goals ensure that all eligible citizens California have easy and convenient opportunity register vote. 
While Californians registered and voted record numbers the 2008 Presidential 
Election, thousands people who were eligible register vote did not so, 

pru.iicularly lower-income and minority cormmmities. Offering voter registration 
opportunities state and federal offices that provide ervices people i'n these conununities can help provide eligible Americans with a.nothe opportunity register 
vote. 
Therefore, would like request that the U.S. Department Health and Human Services agree designated "voter registration agency" for purposes section 7(a)(;3)(B)(ii) the National Voter Registration Act (NVRA) 1993. The designation helps ensure that people who receive services from the agency's offices with.in the state have chance register vote. 

Section the NVRA, specifically U.S.C.  1973gg-5(a)(l), directs that "[e]ach State shall designate agencies for the registration voters elections for Federal office." Under 1973gg-5(b), federal offices may also designated, with their agreement. addition, federal Executive Order No. 12926, Fed. Reg. 47227 (September 12, 1994), directs federal agencies agree, requested state's chief elections official, designated "voter registration agency," the designation consistent with the department's legal authority and availability funds. 
The NVRA already requires state offices that provide public assistance services people with disabilities provide their clients with the opportunity register vote. such, certain you would agree that malces sense 
for federal offices providing similar serviCes offer the same opportunity their clients. 

1500 11'0 Street, 611 Floor, Sacramento, 95814 (916) 653-7244 www.sos.ca.gov 

September 23, 2009 
Commissioner Michael Astrue 
U.S. Social Security Administration Windsor Park Building 6401 Security Blvd. Baltimore, 21235 
Dear Commissioner Astrue: California's chief elections official, one primary goals ensure that all eligible citizens California have easy and convenient opportunity register vote. 
While Californians registered and voted record numbers the 2008 Presidential Election, thousands people who were eligible register vote did not so, particularly lower-income and minority communities. Offering voter registration opportunities state and federal offices that provide services people these communities can help provide eligible Americans with another opportunity register vote. 
Therefore, would like request that the U.S. Social Security Administration its administration Supplemental Security Income and Social Security Disability Insurance agree designated "voter registration agency" for purposes section 7(a)(3)(B)(ii) the National Voter Registration Act (NVRA) 1993. 
Section the NVRA, specifically U.S.C.  1973gg-5(a)(l), directs that "[e]ach State shall designate agencies for the registration voters elections for Federal office." Under  1973gg-5(b), federal offices may also designated, with their agreement. addition, federal Executive Order No. 12926, Fed. Reg. 47227 (September 12, 1994), directs federal agencies agree, requested state's chief elections official, designated "voter registration agency," the designation consistent with the department's legal authority and availability funds. The designation helps ensure that people who receive services from the agency's offices within the state have chance register vote. 
The NVRA already requires state offices that provide public assistance services people with disabilities provide their clients with the opportunity register vote. such, certain you would agree that makes sense for federal offices providing similar services offer the same oppmtunity their clients. 
1500 ll'h Street, 6'h Floor, Sacramento, 95814 (916) 653-7244 www.sos.ca.gov 
Secretary State 
DEBRA BOWEN 
State California 

Commissioner Michael Astrue September 23, 2009 
Please join helping ensure that every eligible person can exercise the most fundamental right citizenship our democ1;acy .by.accepting the designation voter
registration agency under the NVRA. you have any questions would like discuss this issue further, please feel free contact me, you may contact Jennie Bretschneider, Assistant Chief Deputy Secretary State, (916) 653-7244, you have questions need further information. Thank you for your consideration and look forward hearing from you. 
Sincerely, 
aB:  
Secretary State 

DB:elg:jb 
cc: 
The Hon. Charles Schumer, Chair, Senate Rules and Administration Committee 
The Hon. Bob Bennett, Ranking Member, Senate Rules and Administration Committee The Hon. Robert Brady, Chair, Committee House Administration 
The Hon. Dan Lungren, Ranking Member, Committee House Administration The Hon. Zoe Lofgren, Chair, Subcommittee Elections 

The Hon. Kevin McCarthy, Ranking Member, Subcommittee Elections The Hon. Arnold Schwarzenegger, Governor California 
The Hon. Karen Bass, Speaker, California State Assembly 
The Hon. Darrell Steinberg, President pro Tempore, California State Senate 

Secretary State 
DEBRA BOWEN 
State California 

September 23, 2009 

The Honorable Alejandro Mayorkas Office the Director 
U.S. Citizenship Immigration Services 111 Massachusetts Ave. N.W. Washington, D.C. 20529-2000 

Dear Director Mayorkas: California's chief elections official, one primary goals ensure that all eligible citizens California have easy and convenient opportunity register vote. 
While Californians registered and voted record numbers the 2008 Presidential Election, thousands people who were eligible register vote did not so, particularly lower-income and minority communities. Offering voter registration opportunities state and federal offices that provide services people these communities can help provide eligible Americans with another opportunity register vote. 

Therefore, would like request that the U.S. Citizenship Immigration Services its conduct naturalization ceremonies agree designated "voter registration agency" for purposes section 7(a)(3)(B)(ii) the National Voter Registration Act (NVRA) 1993. 
Section the NVRA, specifically U.S.C.  1973gg-5(a)(l), directs that "[e]ach State shall designate agencies for the registration voters elections for Federal office." Under  1973gg-5(b), federal offices may also designated, with their agreement. addition, federal Executive Order No. 12926, Fed. Reg. 47227 (September 12, 1994), directs federal agencies agree, requested state's chief elections official, designated "voter registration agency," the designation consistent with the department's legal authority and availability funds. The designation helps ensure that people who receive services from the agency's offices within the state have chance register vote. 
Please join helping ensure that every eligible person can exercise the most fundamental right citizenship our democracy accepting the designation voter registration agency under the NVRA. 
1500 ll'h Street, 6h Floor, Sacramento, 95814 (916) 653-7244 www.sos.ca.gov