Tap the Power
Publications available from the Theobald Legislative Library
Compiled by Eileen Snyder, March 2008
Since the controversy over the federal election of 2000, election reform has been a major agenda item for state legislatures and Congress alike. This Tap the Power presents resources about reform efforts in Wisconsin and nationally, and especially about the implementation of the Help America Vote Act of 2002. It updates and supplements two previous Tap the Power publications about elections.
Compliance with Election Laws: An Evaluation / Wisconsin Legislative Audit Bureau. 2007. (324.1/W7e) www.legis.wi.gov/lab/reports/07-16full.pdf
Deliver the Vote - A History of Election Fraud, an American Political Tradition: 1742-2004 / Tracy Campbell. 2006. (On order, 2/29/08)
Election Administration and Voting / Wisconsin Legislative Reference Bureau. August 2002. (Tap the Power) www.legis.wi.gov/lrb/pubs/ttp/ttp-8-2002.html
Election Administration Reports / Plus Publications, Inc. (324.1/P74a) A biweekly newsletter about election laws.
Election Reform: Nine States' Experiences Implementing Federal Requirements for Computerized Statewide Voter Registration Lists / U.S. Government Accountability Office. January 2006. (GAO-06-247) (324.3/X23) www.gao.gov/new.items/d06247.pdf
Election Reform - What's Changed, What Hasn't and Why: 2000-2006 / electionline.org. February 2006. (324.1/EL22a) www.pewtrusts.org/uploadedFiles/wwwpewtrustsorg/Reports/Election_reform/electionline_022006.pdf
Election 2004: Review and Recommendations by the Nation's Election Administrators / U.S. Election Center, Task Force on Election Reform. (324.1/EL21/2004) www.electioncenter.org/documents/Task%20Force%20Final%20PDF.pdf
Elections: Additional Data Could Help State and Local Elections Officials Maintain Accurate Voter Registration Lists / U.S. Government Accountability Office. June 2005. (GAO-05-478) www.gao.gov/new.items/d05478.pdf
Elections: The Nation's Evolving Election System as Reflected in the November 2004 General Election / U.S. Government Accountability Office. June 2006. (GAO-06-450) www.gao.gov/new.items/d06450.pdf Results of the surveys on which this document is based can be found in the following reports:
Elections Reform: Overview and Issues / U.S. Congressional Research Service. 2005. (324.1/X5) http://digital.library.unt.edu/govdocs/crs/permalink/meta-crs-6949:1
Elections: Views of Selected Local Election Officials on Managing Voter Registration and Ensuring Eligible Citizens Can Vote / U.S. Government Accountability Office. September 2005. (GAO-05-997) (324.3/X22) Includes Wisconsin. www.gao.gov/new.items/d05997.pdf
From Registration to Recounts: The Election Ecosystems of Five Midwestern States / Steven F. Huefner, et al., Ohio State University. 2007. (324.1/Oh3) Includes Wisconsin. http://moritzlaw.osu.edu/electionlaw/joyce/book.pdf
"HAVA Nice Election" / Federal Funds Information for States, State Policy Reports, 2003, p.18-21. (328/St1/v.21/no.15-16)
The Help America Vote Act at 5 / electionline.org. November 2007. (324.1/EL22b) www.pewtrusts.org/uploadedFiles/wwwpewtrustsorg/Reports/Election_reform/HAVA.At.5.pdf
"Help America Vote Act: Recent Developments" / Harvard Student Legislative Research Bureau, Harvard Journal on Legislation, Summer 2003, p.579-601. (328/H26/v.40/no.2/Sum 2003)
Presidential Election Review: Report from Non-Partisan Observers of Voting in the General Election in the City of Milwaukee on November 2, 2004 / Election Protection Coalition, Legal Committee (Milwaukee, Wis.). 2005. (324.1/EL23)
Report of the Investigation into the November 2, 2004 General Election in the City of Milwaukee / Milwaukee Police Department Special Investigations Unit. 2008. (325.3/M64) Available electronically through the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel Web site: http://graphics.jsonline.com/graphics/news/MPD_2004voterfraudprobe_22608.pdf
Report on the Training, Recruitment and Compensation of Election Officials (Digital Archive) / Wisconsin State Elections Board. 2005. http://digitalarchive.oclc.org/request?id%3Doclcnum%3A66144876
Special Committee on Election Law Review: Report to the Legislature / Wisconsin Legislative Council. 2006. (324.1/W7b5) www.legis.wi.gov/lc/publications/rl/rl_2005_15.pdf
Stealing Elections: How Voter Fraud Threatens Our Democracy / John H. Fund. 2004. (325.3/F96)
SVRS Newsletter / Wisconsin State Elections Board. 2005 to date. (Elect/s) (library use only) "Statewide voter registration system, every voter counts." http://elections.wi.gov/category.asp?linkcatid=2288&linkid=432&locid=47
2005 Wisconsin Act 451: Administration of Elections and Other Election Provisions / Wisconsin Legislative Council. 2006. (324.1/W7b4) www.legis.wi.gov/lc/publications/im/im_2006_04.pdf
"The 2004 Election: A Referendum on the Candidates and the Process" / Congressional Digest Corporation, Congressional Digest, October 2004. (324.38/C761g)
2003 Wisconsin Act 265: New Law Relating to Election Administration / Wisconsin Legislative Council. 2004. (LegisCl/ 2003-2005/i/04-2) (library use only) www.legis.wi.gov/lc/publications/im/im_2004_02.pdf
Using Biometric Identification Technologies in the Election Process / U.S. Office of Election Administration. 2001. (324.1/X10)
Voter Confidence and Election Security in Wisconsin (Digital Archive) / Wisconsin State Elections Board. 2006. http://digitalarchive.oclc.org/request?pid%3Dobjid%3A0000039743
Voting and Election Administration / Wisconsin Legislative Reference Bureau. 2002. (Wisconsin Brief 02-1) (324.32/W7b) www.legis.wi.gov/lrb/pubs/wb/02wb1.pdf
"Voting Controversies: Can All Citizens Vote - and Are All Votes Counted?" / Congressional Quarterly, Inc., CQ Researcher, September 15, 2006. (324.1/C761b)
Voting Technology / Wisconsin Legislative Reference Bureau. March 2004. (Tap the Power) www.legis.wi.gov/lrb/pubs/ttp/ttp-03-2004.html
"Warning: eVoting Ahead" / Ellen Perlman, Governing, July 2006, p.44-46. (321/C761/2006/v.19/no.10) Provides a summary of issues surrounding the use of electronic voting machines.
Wisconsin State Election Administration Plan (Digital Archive) / Wisconsin State Elections Board. 2005 to date. http://digitalarchive.oclc.org/request?id%3Doclcnum%3A66144842
Wisconsin's Role in Electing the President / Wisconsin Legislative Reference Bureau. (Informational Bulletin 08-2) (324.38/ W7b/2008) www.legis.wi.gov/lrb/pubs/ib/08IB2.pdf
Related Web Sites
Brennan Center for Justice at New York University School of Law: www.brennancenter.org/content/resources/publications/category/voting_rights_elections/ "Publications: Voting Rights & Elections."
Common Cause: www.commoncause.org/site/pp.asp?c=dkLNK1MQIwG&b=191150 "Election Reform."
Election Center, National Association of Election Officials: www.electioncenter.org
Electionline.org "electionline.org, a project of the Pew Center on the States, is the nation's only nonpartisan, non-advocacy website providing up-to-the-minute news and analysis on election reform."
National Association of Secretaries of State: www.nass.org The Secretary of State is the chief election official in most states. As of January 1, 2008, Wisconsin's elections are administered by the Government Accountability Board. Prior to January 1, 2008, that responsibility was held by the State Elections Board.
National Conference of State Legislatures: www.ncsl.org/programs/legismgt/elect/elect.htm "Elections, Campaigns & Redistricting."
Stateline.org: www.stateline.org/live/issues/Elections State-by-state headlines about elections issues.
U.S. Department of Justice, Civil Rights Division: www.usdoj.gov/crt/voting "Voting Section Home Page."
U.S. Election Assistance Commission: www.eac.gov "An independent, bipartisan commission created by the Help America Vote Act (HAVA) of 2002."
U.S. Federal Election Commission: www.fec.gov
VerifiedVoting.org A "nonpartisan, nonprofit 501(c)(4) corporation, which lobbies for reliable and publicly verifiable election systems."
Wisconsin Government Accountability Board, Elections Division: http://elections.wi.gov
Wisconsin Legislative Council, Special Committee on Election Law Review: www.legis.wi.gov/lc/committees/study/2004/ELAW
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