CTCL Online Training Series Reaches New Audiences of Election Officials

The CTCL Government Services team advances the digital, data, and design skills of election officials through our professional development training. And to make our training more convenient and affordable for every election office, we started delivering 90-minute online courses in 2017.

Our 2017 Summer School training series was a big success, so to follow up on that experience we kicked off another online training program in February 2018.

We began by offering the original 4 Summer School courses for those election officials who may have missed them.

  • Social Media for Voter Engagement

  • Improving Your Election Website

  • Accessible Communication for Election Offices

  • Collecting, Analyzing, Visualizing Election Data

In addition, we introduced 2 brand new courses that cover topics that election officials told us they're interested in.

Election officials shopped for the 2 new courses on the CTCL website

Participants included election officials representing 3 states/provinces, 28 counties, and 3 cities. Most notably, with 7 members of the Elections Ontario team in attendance, our training reached an international audience for the very first time.

We’re proud that CTCL courses are useful for any size jurisdiction, and that was evident in the Online Series. Staff from large election jurisdictions like Los Angeles County, CA (with over 6,000,000 registered voters) worked alongside staff from small jurisdictions like the Town of Burrillville, RI (with just over 11,000 registered voters).

In total, the election officials who attended the Online Series serve over 40 million U.S. and Canadian voters.

Election officials from the U.S. and Canada attended the online training

Overall, the CTCL training program continues to show growth -- the 2018 Online Series premiered new curricula and connected new audiences of election officials to each other and to CTCL’s expertise.

We’re excited to offer 3 new, specialized courses this summer, so be on the lookout for additional information on the next online series in the coming weeks.

Want to learn more about the training that CTCL offers to election officials? Check out our professional development courses. Have a suggestion or question about training? Email us at courses@techandciviclife.org.