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The 2020 General Election - Casting and Counting Ballots in Washtenaw County and Beyond
The 2020 General Election - Casting and Counting Ballots in Washtenaw County and Beyond
Ed Golembiewski
The 2020 election cycle has proven to be both dynamic and historic. This lecture will review Michigan’s expanded voting rights and describe how election administrators and poll workers are addressing both new and old challenges, including: 
• Increasing requests for Absent Voter
Ballots (“Voting by Mail”)
• Health & Safety in Polling Locations and 
Absent Voter Count Boards
• Election Inspector Recruitment & Training
• Election Security
• Voter Outreach 
Ed Golembiewski has served as the Washtenaw County Chief Deputy Clerk/Register & Director of Elections since 2011.
In this role he oversees the Clerk/Register’s office general operations and directs county election administration and Michigan Campaign Finance Act reporting compliance processes.
This work includes ballot programming, election inspector & campaign finance training, receipt of candidate filings, facilitating the canvass of election returns, and coordinating administration responsibilities with the County’s 28 City, Township & Village Clerks.  The Clerk/Register’s office also serves as a repository for vital and land records, processes Concealed Pistol License applications, business name registrations, and operates the Washtenaw County ID Card and veteran’s ID card programs. 
Ed has served on several committees administered by the Michigan Bureau of Elections, most recently the Risk-Limiting Audit Working Group.
Prior to his work at Washtenaw County, Ed served as Deputy City Clerk in the City of Ypsilanti for four years, where he was responsible for election administration.
Ed earned a Bachelor of Business Administration degree from Eastern Michigan University in 2005.
Originally from Brighton, Michigan, Ed has proudly called Washtenaw County home for 19 years. He currently resides in Ann Arbor with his wife, Amelia, and two young children, Henry (6) and June (3), whom he adores.
Lecture Type : Afternoons with OLLI      
Lecture Date : 10/21/2020      
Program Year : 2020-21      
Term : Fall      
Fee : $10.00