The Concept Works Hosts Visit by Morocco’s Director of Elections

The Concept Works hosted a brief visit by a Moroccan official visiting America to gain a greater knowledge of the U.S. electoral system.

Governor Hassan Aghmari, Director of Elections, Ministry of Interior, Rabat, began his U.S. visit on June 19 and will be in the country through July 10. His Des Moines stop is hosted by the Iowa Council on International Understanding as part of the U.S. State Department’s International Visitor Leadership Program.

Aghmari is making his first visit to the United States. He is responsible for coordinating, at the national level, all election activities from polling places and voter education to fraud prevention tactics and political campaigning. He has served as an election observer in Spain and Burkina Faso, and has participated in international seminars about the electoral process. He is preparing for Morocco’s 2012 legislative elections.

“The visit was an excellent opportunity to outline the history and value of Iowa’s precinct caucuses, discuss U.S. Sen. Chuck Grassley’s re-election campaign and share other aspects of our electoral process such as the new communications challenges created by the rise of blogs and the citizen-journalist,” said Eric Woolson, owner of The Concept Works.

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