Voting Solutions for All People: A Voter-Centered Approach
When: June 15, 2022
Time: 09:00 AM To 12:00 PM

Online Event

After registering you will receive a confirmation email with details for attending the online seminar through a service like WebEx, Zoom or Teams.

Vote Centers across the County will open for the Statewide Direct Primary Elections on May 28, 2022, with Election Day scheduled for June 7, 2022.  Each vote center will utilize LA County’s Voting Solution for All People (VSAP) system, a modern, one-of-a-kind solution representing years of research, community outreach with voter input, design, planning, fabrication, and testing.

This seminar will explore the award-winning VSAP technology from inception in 2009 to implementation in 2020. Go on a journey through the various iterations of this revolutionary system created to make voting more transparent, more accessible and more secure in the County.  More importantly, what were the lessons learned that can help YOU develop and implement the next big technology in the County?

Participants will:

  • Learn how the RR/CC developed the idea for VSAP and the various steps involved in transforming the concept into reality
  • Discover how partnerships between the County and its constituents helped revolutionize voting in LA County. 
  • Examine the hurdles and challenges VSAP faced during implementation and how stakeholders overcame them. 
  • Receive practical tips and best practices for instituting changes and new technologies in your own department.



Aman Bhullar, CIO

Registrar- Recorder/County Clerk

Aman Bhullar has over 25 years of experience in technology implementation and consulting. As the department’s CIO, he provides executive leadership and is responsible for assisting the RR/CC in administering and formulating the IT operations with direct responsibility and oversight of Information Security standards and strategies for governance/compliance. 

A pioneer in incorporating cutting edge technology, Mr. Bhullar supports a workforce of 1,500 employees that serves the nation’s largest, most complex and diverse election jurisdiction of 5.8M voters; in addition to supporting the largest repository of vital records in the nation, serving 10M+ constituents. Under his leadership, the revolutionary VSAP system was implemented in LA County.

Being security conscious about the ever-changing threat landscape, he deployed the ALBERT Network and Monitoring & Management system (from CIS); the first in LA County. He was instrumental in getting critical product evaluation of VSAP by CISA/DHS. The information and security program implemented at RR/CC has won several awards and accolades from NIST, NACO, Gold Globee, Clearie, CSAC, CDG and other agencies. 

Mr. Bhullar ensures that multi-tiered information security program is further strengthened by close collaboration with MS-ISAC and EI-ISAC. He ensured that the new voting system and the organization undergoes frequent third-party penetration testing and governance, risk and compliance assessments. As part of the VSAP rollout, he looks forward to executing the Open Source strategy for the most complex, largest voting technology stack in the nation. 


Juan Pastor, IT Manager

Registrar- Recorder/County Clerk

Over the past 15 years, Juan Pastor has been an IT Professional with LA County, more recently with an emphasis on Election Technology. If you have voted in LA County over the past 5 years you have probably interfaced with some of his projects. The rollout of Los Angeles County’s VSAP program and technology provided him with deep learning on how to overcome challenges and how to refocus on solutions. 

Originally from Los Angeles, Juan graduated from Cal Poly Pomona with a degree in Computer Science. Starting his career as an Election Assistant/Junior Developer, he never dreamed that he would be leading large technical teams to oversee transformational projects. While he has an interest in large-scale projects, his other passions include music and exploration. 


Brian Ikenaga, IT Manager

Registrar- Recorder/County Clerk

Brian Ikenaga is the Information Technology Manager for the Election Systems Division and is a member of the California Secretary of State Ballot Design Advisory Committee. Brian has been with Election Systems Division for over 20 years where he was instrumental in the transition from punch card voting to the modern voting system we have today.  As lead for the Voting Solutions for All People (VSAP) project, he played a key role in the development of the Ballot Marking Device (BMD), VSAP Ballot Layout (VBL), and Tally ensuring these systems stayed true to their designs yet flexible to the everchanging election environment. 

In 2008, Brian and his team launched the department’s first inhouse developed candidate filing and ballot layout system to replace a legacy mainframe system.  The Election Contest Ballot Management System (ECBMS) was designed to be modular and has adapted to the new VSAP environment including the addition of supporting 19 different languages. 

Brian attended Cal Poly Pomona where he earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Information Systems. 


Damian Murillo, IT Specialist

Registrar- Recorder/County Clerk

Damian Murillo is an Information Technology Specialist for the RR/CC.  Starting his career as an application developer, Damian has accumulated over 14 years of software development experience, and currently manages two teams of developers under the Systems Development Division. Damian’s division develops and maintains enterprise document recording and election-based systems utilizing a wide range of software development technologies.  


Daniel Temisanren, DISO

Registrar- Recorder/County Clerk

Daniel Temisanren is a highly experienced information technology and cybersecurity professional with a record of developing and supporting successful projects and solutions incorporating a wide range of applications and technologies. Daniel provides leadership for the continued development of an innovative, robust, and secure information technology security office at RR/CC.

Primary responsibilities encompass a wide variety of strategic security technology issues, governance and policy, resource allocation, information technology protocols, and the Information Technology Security for the department.  RR/CC, Information Security Office provides support at the department election and recorder for the delivery of, information security infrastructure systems and compliance, which comprises of Firewalls, Intrusion Prevention Systems.  Daniel is also responsible for the enforcement of information security policy, standards, process, and procedures, including technical leadership, direction, support, and implementation of all Security systems.

Daniel Temisanren, also interfaces and consults with the County Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) on various security initiatives. Prior to joining Registrar Recorder County Clerk in 2019, he worked for Internal Services Department, Daniel Temisanren spent 20+ years in information technology roles in private industry.  Daniel holds a BSc. and MSc. in Computer Science. 

Daniel is a builder of high-performance teams and a natural leader, mentor, and motivator who thrives in environments requiring a high-level strategist and a big-picture thinker. 


Jon Kato, IT Manager

Registrar- Recorder/County Clerk

Jon Kato started with RR/CC in 2006 under Election Tally Systems section. Jon has been supporting elections since 2006 with Touchscreen system, Micro Tally System, emergency ballot printing via help desk support and Inkavote System, specifically the Precinct Ballot Reader/Audio Ballot Booth. He was stationed at two satellite facilities in-support of election systems from 2006-2019, Service Center in Montebello (2006-2008) and Election Operations Center in Santa Fe Springs (2007-2019).

Since late 2019, he is the acting supervisor stationed at the VSAP Operations Center in Whittier that houses 31,100 Ballot Marking Devices, Ballot Marking Device Manager System, Air-Gapped Ballot Marking Device Network, 8,200 ePollbook, 2,000 CradlePoint Router, 3,100 Uninterruptible Power Supply and two vendor partners (Smartmatic and KnowInk) in-support of VSAP Systems and Devices. The VSAP Operations Center also supports the Carmenita Facility in Santa Fe Springs which houses 5 types of Ballot Marking Device Peripherals at 31,100 of each peripheral type and also maintains a Department storage racking system. 


Terrie Salazar, IT Manager

Registrar- Recorder/County Clerk

Terrie Salazar is the RR/CC's Information Technology Manager of the Technical Support and Services Division. With over 33 years of experience in information technology, Ms. Salazar has worked for multiple County departments in various roles and serves a role model to many Asian American women in technology. Ms. Salazar has received several recognitions for her contributions to the County such as the LA County STARS award for the Countywide eCommerce Initiative, and most recently, the Bronze Eagle by the Quality and Productivity Commission for her team's work on the e-Personnel Digitization and Records Management project in collaboration with DHR and ISD.

Ms. Salazar manages over fifty staff overseeing Business Systems and Analysis, Printing Services, and Technical Support. Ms. Salazar develops implementation plans and is responsible for a multitude of departmental Information Technology support services essential to the day-to-day operation of every employee within the organization. These support services include, but are not limited to, Windows OS upgrades and maintenance, Amazon Web Services (AWS), Managed Print Services (MPS), technology refreshes, COVID-19 Telework Implementation, and multiple other vital systems. However, outside of the day-to-day, she is also responsible for planning, setup, implementing, and managing the IT Call Center with over a hundred County employees, contractors, and temporary staff in support of Voting Solutions for All People (VSAP). Her expertise and commitment to the RR/CC have been foundational to the County's successful rollout of Voting Solutions for All People. 

Ms. Salazar holds a bachelor's degree in Computer Science with a minor in Mathematics from California State University, Los Angeles. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with and caring for her family.