For NC Board of Elections
DESCRIPTIONS OF ORGANIZATION: Direct and supervise the administration of elections, campaign reporting and candidates and committees.
DESCRIPTION OF STUDENT WORK/PROJECTS: Emphasis will be on implementing newly passed North Carolina statutes and amendments. Much of the work will be on legal issues as to voting systems. The implementation of the Help America Vote Act of 2002 (HAVA) mandates has a deadline of January 1, 2006 and much work will be centered toward this, especially in the area of voting systems. In addition on May 2, 2006 there will be the regularly scheduled partisan primaries. So there will be a chance for the student to deal with pre-election legal issues and matters. The student may work on the N.C. Public Campaign Financing Fund that funds non-partisan candidates for the Court of Appeals and the Supreme Court. This will be the second primary in which such funding will be used. In addition, the student may be working occasionally with Special Deputy Susan Nichols who handles election litigation in the AG's office.
COURSE OR OTHER REQUIREMENTS/PREFERENCES FOR STUDENT: Student must be a registered voter. Political Science background would be helpful. The student would not have to be certified.