August 27, 2008 By News Report
Photo: California Secretary of State Debra Bowen
The California Secretary of State's Office will conduct a public hearing to receive reports and take public testimony on Sequoia Voting Systems' application to have its ranked-choice voting system approved by the Secretary of State for use in California.
California law requires a voting system to be approved by the Secretary of State before any county can use it in an election.
For more information about California voting systems and the approval process, click here.
All over the country, community leaders are looking to boost economic development through various initiatives. One key element in many of those initiatives is the use of information technology. When local governments build IT infrastructure, create e-government applications, assist high-tech startups or otherwise focus on technology, they create conditions that draw businesses to their communities and help retain skilled workers. This paper discusses and provides examples of these various ways local government can use technology to ultimately make a community more attractive to businesses, visitors and residents.