Poynter Beat Academy Webinar: Vote Watch 2024 – What’s on the Line for Your State’s Voting System?
Event Date: July 11, 2024
Event Time: 1:00 PM - 2:30 PM EDT

The Poynter Institute’s Beat Academy delivers the latest knowledge that journalists need to cover critical topics of deep importance to their communities. This webinar series, running from February to September, equips journalists with beat expertise, data know-how and excellent local and national sources.

The OAB is covering the $75 enrollment fee for a limited number of news staff at OAB member stations. Enrollment includes all webinars and access to recordings. Registration is required

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About this session:

A fair voting system is the bedrock of democracy. With a majority of Republican voters still believing that the 2020 election was deeply flawed, 2024 has become a proving ground. The legal landscape has shifted in the past few years and this session will help you focus on the strengths and weaknesses in your state.

Here, you will:
  • Get the latest on election worker threats.
  • Use our punchlist to make sure you know how your local voting system works.
  • Zero in on the new rules in your state that might expand or limit the ease of casting a ballot.
  • Learn to spot where partisan firewalls might be breached, and know who to call when claims of voting fraud emerge.
This session expands on our webinars on extremism. Beyond the hard data on voting, we’ll discuss how you can tell these stories in ways that are bulletproof and build trust with your audience.