New PDF release: Administering Elections: How American Elections Work

By Kathleen Hale, Robert Montjoy, Mitchell Brown

ISBN-10: 1137388455

ISBN-13: 9781137388452

ISBN-10: 1349552933

ISBN-13: 9781349552931

Administering Elections offers a digest of latest American election management utilizing a platforms point of view. The authors offer perception into the interconnected nature of all elements of elections management, and sheds like at the strength outcomes of reforms that fail to account for this.

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Most states also deny voting rights when a person is convicted of a felony or is declared mentally incompetent. The problem for the registration office is getting authoritative information about any of these events. Historically, registrars had to rely on other offices, such as the 6 ADMINISTERING ELECTIONS courts, to provide this information, but this passive approach proved inadequate. There are now several active programs to address this problem. Under the Help America Vote Act of 2002 (HAVA) states are required to maintain statewide databases of registrants.

Historically, registrars had to rely on other offices, such as the 6 ADMINISTERING ELECTIONS courts, to provide this information, but this passive approach proved inadequate. There are now several active programs to address this problem. Under the Help America Vote Act of 2002 (HAVA) states are required to maintain statewide databases of registrants. These can be used to detect multiple registrations, as occur when someone moves and fails to notify the registration office of her or his old jurisdiction.

The latter include the case of Citizens United v. Federal Election Commission in 2010 that removed Congressionally mandated limitations on campaign contributions and the demise of the Association of Community Organizations for Reform (ACORN) over evidence of fraud in voter registration and other services. Chapter 6 discusses state-adopted initiatives to expand access to voting within the federal system to illustrate the continuing role of states as innovators in the electoral process. These include same-day voter registration, early voting, no-excuse absenteeism, vote-by-mail, precinct consolidation, vote centers, and other reform experiments.

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