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County recognized for thinking outside the ballot box

Los Angeles County’s groundbreaking project to reimagine the future of voting has been named a top finalist for Harvard’s prestigious Roy and Lila Ash Award for Public Engagement in Government.

The award, which includes a $100,000 grand prize, will be announced by the Ash Center for Democratic Governance and Innovation at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government, following livestreamed presentations by four finalists on May 17.

L.A. County’s innovative effort to revolutionize the voting process—known as the Voting Systems Assessment Project—will be presented by Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk Dean Logan and project coordinator Monica Flores.


This video takes a closer look at the county’s creative collaboration with celebrated design firm IDEO to develop the new system. Find out about the "human-centered process" at the heart of the project and get an early look at some of the innovations in store for voters beginning in 2018. Learn more at