Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk Dean C. Logan was named winner of the 2017 Electoral Ergonomy Award at the International Electoral Awards on December 5 in Dead Sea, Jordan.
The International Centre for Parliamentary Studies established The International Electoral Awards exclusively for electoral stakeholders. The category of Electoral Ergonomy recognizes election officials who have tailored electoral procedures to the psychology of the voters and the specific characteristics of their electorate.
Logan and the RR/CC have been involved in addressing an aging voting system in an increasingly large and complex electorate through Voting Solutions for All People.
The project, now in the implementation phase, has included field research from more than 4,000 residents in LA County. This research has directly helped the RR/CC pioneer a voter-centered approach to the design and development of a new voting system.
“This was a very tough competition and those who won an award were world class and worthy of setting global standards,” said Matt Gokhool, CEO of the ICPS. “We congratulate Mr. Dean C. Logan for his outstanding work.”
The International Electoral Awards acknowledge election officials and their significant contribution to the democratic process beyond the community of electoral professionals, practitioners and experts.
Previous winners include Jimmy Carter, Madeleine Albright, Nelson Mandela, Central Election Commission of Palestine, Central Election Commission of Georgia among others.
“I am honored by this recognition, which represents the ongoing collaborative efforts between Los Angeles County, its stakeholder community and voters,” Logan said. “This award allowed us to highlight our commitment to meeting the needs of our voters with the global elections community, many of which are looking for ways to improve the democratic process for others around the world.”
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