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2012-07-21 23:01:31

The Polling Station announces the first part of an ongoing video series designed to educate global audiences on the fundamentals of democratic systems. New York, NY (PRWEB) July 21, 2012 Today, the Polling Station announced the public availability of Part 1 of an ongoing Persian-language video series, designed to provide a simple introduction to the fundamental concepts that frame democratic systems. Part 1 answers several questions about democratic systems, including:...

2012-02-24 12:00:00

Survey & Ballot Systems´ (SBS) online voting system allows members of the world´s largest radiologic science organization to cast candidate selections in minutes. Minneapolis, MN (PRWEB) February 24, 2012 Survey & Ballot Systems, a leading provider of secure Internet voting systems, announced that it was selected by the American Society of Radiologic Technologists (ASRT) to oversee the organization´s 2012 election. ASRT officials cited SBS´ experience and...

2011-05-04 13:14:00

WASHINGTON, May 4, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The International Brotherhood of Teamsters announced today that it secured nearly 78 percent of the shares cast in favor of the union's proposal to reform SkyWest's board of director elections. The proposal calls on SkyWest's board of directors to adopt a majority vote standard for director elections. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100127/IBTLOGO) The company's current plurality standard only requires a director to receive...

2011-03-15 10:00:00

CHICAGO, March 15, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Civic engagement and community organizations in six Midwest states today announced they will implement a coordinated campaign to transform redistricting--the way electoral district lines are drawn--by shining an ongoing spotlight on the process, pushing for increased public participation and greater protection of minority voting rights in the creation of new political maps, and proposing alternatives to plans working their way through state...


Word of the Day
humgruffin
  • A terrible or repulsive person.
Regarding the etymology of 'humgruffin,' the OED says (rather unhelpfully) that it's a 'made-up word.' We might guess that 'hum' comes from 'humbug' or possibly 'hum' meaning 'a disagreeable smell,' while 'gruffin' could be a combination of 'gruff' and 'griffin.'