Thanks to all who attended Summit 2008 in Munich this past April 3-4, 2008. 

The event marked a unique opportunity to establish and gain a sense of the human network that is organizing with the goal of improving the overseas and military voting processes.  There is no denying that the passionate voices of overseas and military voting supporters  form a strong chorus for change. 

Summit will be looked on as a catalyst for relevant and deepening discussions involving a broader range of participants, and  a new sense of diversity as a key element of a healthy election community/network.


Speaker Presentations:

"2008 Current Trends in UOCAVA Registration"
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Susan Dzieduszycka-Suinat, President & CEO, Overseas Vote Foundation

"Make UOCAVA Work: Solutions for 2008 and Beyond"
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Rosemary Rodriguez, Chair, U.S. Election Assistance Commission
Panelist, A Critical Look at the Uniformed and Overseas Citizen Absentee Voting Act
View the video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UN-29d1i0hg

"Proposed Amendments to UOCAVA are Vital"
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Jacqueline Bugnion, Director and Board Member, American Citizens Abroad
Panelist, A Critical Look at the Uniformed and Overseas Citizen Absentee Voting Act
View the video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b8xbU5NLpY4

"Department of Defense: Federal Voting Assistance Program Briefing"
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Scott Wiedmann, Deputy Director, Federal Voting Assistance Program
Panelist, A Critical Look at the Uniformed and Overseas Citizen Absentee Voting Act

“The History and Politics of Diaspora Voting in Home Country Elections”
Based on the paper by Andrew Ellis from the IDEA Handbook of 2007 and additional supplementary data.
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Andy Sundberg, Secretary of the Overseas American Academy, Geneva

“Diasporas Represented in Their Home Country Parliaments”
Based on an article and several case studies contained in the IDEA Handbook.
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Andy Sundberg, Secretary of the Overseas American Academy, Geneva

“Case Study of Swiss Diaspora Voting”
Based on an article by Nadja Braun in the IDEA Handbook.
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Andy Sundberg, Secretary of the Overseas American Academy, Geneva

"Diaspora Voting Rights in 214 Countries of the World”
A set of Excel sheets consisting of three tables. The first identifies the 115 countries where Diasporas can vote today, listed in the order in which these countries introduced such Diaspora voting. The second lists the 9 countries where Diaspora voting is currently being planned. The third lists the 90 countries that do not yet allow Diaspora voting. This data comes from the IDEA Handbook and from other sources.
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Andy Sundberg, Secretary of the Overseas American Academy, Geneva