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Election Protection: Report on the Legal Program (2006)

December 31, 2006 | Download

Election Protection: Report on the Legal Program (2006)

As past Election Protection programs have uncovered, there are persisent problems with the way we conduct elections in this country. In the 2006 election cycle, the main problems faced by voters were interactions with election machines, shortcomings of voter registration systems, and the administration of polls. The legal component of Election Protection consisted of creation of legal documents, meetings with election officials, coordination of legal and field components, support for voter registration, voter education, and legal volunteer mobilization. 8,000 legal volunteers mobilized during Election Protection 2006, and they focused more intensely on fewer locations to provide more effective, efficient assistance to voters throughout the process, from registration through Election Day. This report compiles information from 13 states, in order to highlight problems experienced on the ground to create a snapshot of the American voting experience.

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