Administering Election Laws: The View from Union County Clerk Joanne Rajoppi
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Please join us for a discussion with Joanne Rajoppi as she examines the challenges in administering election laws in a Presidential General Election during a pandemic.
Joanne Rajoppi is a 45-year veteran in the public service sector having served as a Mayor, County Commissioner, NJ Secretary of State, County Recorder, and most recently as County Clerk. She is the first women to serve in the role as Union County Clerk. She received her BA degree cum laude from Case Western Reserve University and her Master’s in Public Administration from the Center for Public Service at Seton Hall University.
Hailed as a tech innovator dedicated to greater access for residents, she developed the second election app in the country; designed a dedicated election website and offered the first satellite vote by mail location in the state. In the 2008 Presidential Primary Election she made national headlines when she took on a national voting machine company for tally discrepancies. The case went to court where security measures on the machines were mandated. The New Jersey League of Women Voters presented her with their Making Democracy Work Award in 2014.
Ms. Rajoppi has served as President of the International Association of Clerks, Recorders, Election Officials and Treasurer (now International Association of Government Officials), the New Jersey Association of Counties, and the Constitutional Officers Association of New Jersey.
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