Elective Course 104: Money and Politics and Campaign Finance
June 17, 2019
9 a.m. – 12 p.m.
This class will have two sections. The first, taught by Dan Tokaji from the Ohio State University’s Moritz College of Law will center on the role that money plays in our political system. Drawing from Professor Tokaji’s popular law school seminar, students will have an interactive and robust discussion on how the campaign finance system affects political discourse and policymaking in our state and country. The second part of the class will be a hands on, practical lesson on how to administer campaign finance at the local board of elections level. Taught by Diane Raptis, the campaign finance director for the Mahoning County Board of Elections, this section will identify how boards of elections can successfully implement their legal requirements as it relates to campaign finance laws.
- Joyce Kale-Pesta, Director, Mahoning County Board of Elections
- Diane Raptis, Campaign Finance Director, Mahoning County Board of Elections
- Dan Tokaji, Professor, Moritz College of Law
Elective Course 105: Poll Workers: Recruitment, Training and Retention
June 17, 2019
6 p.m. – 9 p.m.
This class will have two focuses. The first will be practical tips for how to recruit, train and retain poll workers. Taught by Ed Leonard and Steve Bulen from the Franklin County Board of Elections, this part will discuss the strategies involved with creatively using community resources to identify and attract competent polling officials. The second part of the class to be taught by Julie Maurer from the John Glenn College of Public Affairs at the Ohio State University will focus on adult education. The emphasis will be on creating a curriculum that will best allow your poll workers to absorb the substantial amount of information that is conveyed to them during training.
- Steve Bulen, Training Coordinator, Franklin County Board of Elections
Ed Leonard, Director, Franklin County Board of Elections
- Julie Maurer, Research Specialist, John Glenn College of Public Affairs, The Ohio State University