The Chicago Board of Elections sponsored a "community action feedback" conference to exchange views about elections. I have not researched this beyond this video and the two related documents. We will followup in April. Stay tuned...
From their website:
In the City of Chicago alone, there are more than 400,000 voting-age U.S. citizens not registered to vote. Across the country, there are tens of millions.* How do we grow voter registration, turnouts and engagement - for 2012 and beyond?
The Board of Election Commissioners has launched an ambitious outreach program to meet with diverse Civic and Community Leaders to build a plan for comprehensive election reforms to boost registrations and turnout - for 2012 and beyond.
At the launch of "Voter Engagement: 2012" on Aug. 10, the Board detailed:
-- What changes are coming in 2012 related to the Census, new legislative districts, new precinct and ward boundaries.
-- What possible election reforms that civic and community groups might want to consider. List of concepts and their 'pros' and 'cons'
-- And how the Board and Civic and Community Leaders will collaborate at a "Community Forum" with real-time voting to build a community-based agenda for election reforms. (Click here for a video on how the forum will work.)
Chicago Board of Election Commissioners invite you:
Get Involved on Facebook: "Voter Engagement 2012"
These two documents go with the video.
View Summary Report: Community Program Aug 2011 - Voter Engagement: 2012 - Chicago Board of Elections Commissioners