Oct 18 2020 Zoom Assembly

Voting Rules and Rights

Elections are constituted by a complex set of formal rules determining who can vote, when you vote, how you vote, what is a valid vote, who certifies the vote, and what outcome is considered winning. Those rules are often controversial, especially as they affect the electoral fortunes of organized parties, politicians, factions, and interests. Dr. Ron King, Professor of Political Science at San Diego State University, will review the conflicts inherent to electoral rule development over time, and some of the controversies remaining today.

The Zoom "doors" will open at 10:30, so folks can chat in breakout rooms with others before the assembly starts at 11. We will also use 15-minute breakout rooms after the assembly until at least 1 PM, so please feel free to stay and chat in small groups!

The Zoom link and some pointers are below. You won't need to RSVP with Zoom first, just use this link!


Meeting ID: 846 8542 7891
Passcode: 150117

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If you are new to Zoom, please watch this handy video about how to join a meeting:


Quick suggestions for Zoom:

Use your headphones instead of the computer's/phone's speakers; it'll make hearing you easier when we break out into little chat groups.

If possible, please enable your video feed so we can see you! The speakers will then be able to see your beautiful faces and reactions, and it'll feel more like we are in person. If you have to walk away from or move your camera, please disable it until you get back. And yes, of course we want to see your cats.

You'll be muted right when you get to the meeting, but worry not, there will be smaller groups during and after the assembly that you can use to talk to your fellow Earthlings.

In the corner of the box with your face in it, you can choose to hide yourself from your view, so you won't find looking at yourself so distracting. Also, it'll make more space on your screen to see others.

You may (but don't have to) RSVP on Meetup.

We can't wait to see you all!

October 18, 2020 at 11:00am - 12:15pm
A friendly cyber gathering place.
San Diego, CA
United States
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