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Election Administration and Voting
Compiled by Robert Paolino, August 2002
Overview and Reform Studies
Elections: A Framework for Evaluating Reform Proposals. U.S. General Accounting Office (GAO-02-90), October 15, 2001. (324.1/X3) www.gao.gov/new.items/d0290.pdf
Elections: The Scope of Congressional Authority in Election Administration. U.S. General Accounting Office (GAO-01-470), March 13, 2001. www.gao.gov/new.items/d01470.pdf
Elections Reform: Overview and Issues. U.S. Congressional Research Service, updated April 30, 2001. (324.1/X5) www.cnie.org/NLE/CRS/abstract.cfm?NLEid=16838
Federal Election Recommendations. National Association of State Election Directors, August 15, 2001. www.nased.org/nased801.pdf
Innovative Election Practices. Council of State Governments, Elections Task Force, 1999. (324.1/C83a) www.statesnews.org/New_Regions/dc_office/Electionsweb/csg7.pdf
Report and Recommendations to Improve America's Election System. National Commission on Election Standards and Reform, National Association of Counties, May 2001. www.naco.org/programs/infotech/elections/reportindex.cfm
State-by-State Election Reform Best Practices Report. National Association of Secretaries of State, August 1, 2001. www.nass.org/reports/reform_report.htm
To Assure Pride and Confidence in the Electoral Process. National Commission on Federal Election Reform, August 2001. (324.1/N211) Final report of the commission's task forces. www.reformelections.org/data/reports/99_full_report.php
Voting and Election Administration. Wisconsin Legislative Reference Bureau (Brief 02-1), April 2002. (324.32/W7b) www.legis.wisconsin.gov/lrb/pubs/wb/02wb1.pdf
Voting In America: Final Report of the NCSL Elections Reform Task Force. National Conference of State Legislatures, August 2001. www.ncsl.org/programs/press/2001/electref0801.htm
2000 Presidential Election Studies
Election 2000: Review and Recommendations by the Nation's Elections Administrators. Election Center National Task Force on Election Reform, July 2001. (324.1/EL21) www.electioncenter.org/electionreformreport/COMPLETE%20Final%20Report.htm
Elections: Perspectives on Activities and Challenges Across the Nation. U.S. General Accounting Office (GAO-02-3), October 15, 2001. (324.1/X2) www.gao.gov/new.items/d023.pdf
Elections: Statistical Analysis of Factors That Affected Uncounted Votes in the 2000 Presidential Election. U.S. General Accounting Office (GAO-02-122), October 2001. (324.38/X1) www.gao.gov/new.items/d02122.pdf
The Florida Election Report: Dissenting Opinion. U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, published by Manhattan Institute for Policy Research, July 19, 2001. www.manhattan-institute.org/final_dissent.pdf
Review of the Voting Irregularities of the 2000 Presidential Election. Florida Senate Committee on Ethics and Elections, March 2001. www.leg.state.fl.us/data/publications/2001/senate/reports/interim_reports/pdf/2001-201eelong.pdf
Revitalizing Democracy in Florida. Florida Governor's Select Task Force on Election Procedures, Standards, and Technology, March 1, 2001. (324.1/F6) www.collinscenter.org/usr%5Fdoc/Election%20Report.pdf
Voter Choice 2000: A 50-State Report Card on the Presidential Elections. E. Joshua Rosenkranz, Brennan Center for Justice, 2000. (324.38/R72).
Voting Irregularities in Florida During the 2000 Presidential Election. U.S. Commission on Civil Rights, June 8, 2001. www.usccr.gov/pubs/vote2000/main.htm
What's Changed, What Hasn't, and Why: Election Reform Since November 2000. Election Reform Information Project, October 22, 2001. www.electionline.org/site/docs/pdf/electionline.report.10.22.2001.pdf
Counting All the Votes: The Performance of Voting Technology in the United States. Henry E. Brady et al., University of California at Berkeley, Institute of Governmental Studies, September 2001. (324.31/C1) http://ucdata.berkeley.edu/new_web/countingallthevotes.pdf
"Election Reform: Are Antiquated Voting Machines the Problem?" Kathy Koch, Congressional Quarterly, Inc., CQ Researcher, November 2, 2001. (324.1/C761)
Elections: Status and Use of Federal Voting Equipment Standards. U.S. General Accounting Office (GAO-02-52), October 15, 2001. (324.31/X1) www.gao.gov/new.items/d0252.pdf
Voting on the Web. Wisconsin Legislative Reference Bureau (Brief 00-6), July 2000. (324.32/W7a) www.legis.wisconsin.gov/lrb/pubs/wb/00wb6.pdf
Voting Technologies in the United States: Overview and Issues for Congress. U.S. Congressional Research Service, March 21, 2001. (324.31/X2) www.cnie.org/NLE/CRS/abstract.cfm?NLEid=16686
Voting - What Is, What Could Be. Caltech-MIT Voting Technology Project, July 2001. (324.1/C11) www.vote.caltech.edu/Reports/index.html
Elections: Voting Assistance to Military and Overseas Citizens Should be Improved. U.S. General Accounting Office (GAO-01-1026), September 28, 2001. www.gao.gov/new.items/d011026.pdf
Internet Voting: Issues and Legislation. U.S. Congressional Research Service, updated August 1, 2000. (324.32/X5) Includes discussion of the "digital divide" as it relates to voter access. www.cnie.org/nle/crsreports/government/gov-41.cfm
Losing the Vote: The Impact of Felony Disenfranchisement Laws in the United States. Human Rights Watch and The Sentencing Project, 1998. www.hrw.org/reports98/vote/index.html
Report on Impediments to Voting Faced by Elderly and Disabled Individuals. Wisconsin State Elections Board, June 2001. (324.2/W7) http://elections.state.wi.us/pdf/Impediments_2001_report.pdf
Voters with Disabilities: Access to Polling Places and Alternative Voting Methods. U.S. General Accounting Office (GAO-02-107), October 2001. www.gao.gov/new.items/d02107.pdf
Related Internet Sites
www.ss.ca.gov/executive/ivote - California Internet Voting Task Force (January 18, 2000).
www.constitutionproject.org/eri - Election Reform Initiative, The Constitution Project. The Constitution Project is a bipartisan, nonprofit organization that seeks consensus on controversial legal and constitutional issues through a combination of scholarship and activism. The site includes publications on topics such as voter registration, voter identification, election reform recommendations, and also tracks federal legislation.
www.electionline.org - Electionline.org. The site, produced by the Election Reform Information Project, is a nonpartisan clearinghouse for news articles and policy research on election administration and reforms. It is supported by a grant by the Pew Charitable Trusts, via the University of Richmond.
http://www.nass.org/electioninfo/electioninfo.html - National Association of Secretaries of State - election information.
www.ncsl.org/programs/legman/elect/elect.htm - National Conference of State Legislatures.
http://fecweb1.fec.gov/elections.html - U.S. Federal Election Commission.
http://elections.state.wi.us - Wisconsin State Elections Board.
(Noncirculating; available for use in the library; clippings prior to 1981 are on microfiche)
Search the ProQuest Newspapers and EBSCOhost magazines databases for full text articles. Suggested search terms: absentee ballot, ballot, chad, disenfranchisement, election reform, punchcard, recount, undercount, voter registration, and voting machine.
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