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Election observation provides opportunity to assess voting system
Roller coaster experience was ‘experience of a lifetime’ for observer

By David Levine
Special to electionlineWeekly

(Editor’s Note: This week, the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe's Office of Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (OSCE/ODIHR) released its Election Observation Mission Final Report from the November 8, 2016 election. The full report can be found here. Frequent electionline contributor David Levine served on the Mission. His observations are featured in this week’s electionlineWeekly.)

At the invitation of the U.S. Mission to the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) to observe the November 8, 2016 general elections, the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (OSCE/ODIHR) assessed the pre-election environment and preparations for the US 2016 General Election.

Most of those with whom OSCE/ODIHR spoke expressed confidence in the administration of the election, but they also welcomed OSCE/ODIHR election observation activity because they were concerned about matters such as: Read More…

Feb 17, 2011

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Colorado: November ballots go through the mail

Guam: Lawmakers ponder possibility of repealing early voting

Hawaii: Instant runoff voting gains traction in Hawaii

Indiana: Grand jury probing vote by White  |  No charges filed in ballot probe

Kansas: Election commissioner forming study committee for voting places

Louisiana: Rep. Walker Hines plans to run for secretary of state

Maine: Bill would require voters to show ID at polls  |  Lawmakers considering bill that would require change in election rules

Maryland: Counties ask for more early voting sites

Nebraska: Vote by mail election gets an 'aye'

New Mexico: Committee vote on voter ID bill postponed  |  Voter ID bill unlikely to pass  |  Feds halt purge of 60K voters

New York: Villages prefer reliable older lever voting machines  |  Croton voters asked to move elections to November

North Carolina: Requiring voter ID: Good or bad for democracy?  |  Opponents speak out against voter ID  |  FSU students lobby against voter ID

Oklahoma: Bill's passage would help military voters

South Carolina: 1,127 voters not counted in Richland in November

Tennessee: Rutherford County elections administrator steps down  |  Walker resigns from post as administrator of elections  | County receives bill for election commission audit

Texas: Commissioners introduce new elections administrator

Virginia: Judge's ruling expands access to Virginian's voting records

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