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electionlineWeekly--March 10, 2011

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III. Research and Report Summaries

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The Cost of Delivering Voter Information: A Case Study of California – Pew Center on the States, March 2011: This brief, based on a full report by Lauren Hengl at the Goldman School of Public Policy, University of California, Berkeley, examines the costs of disseminating voter information in California’s 58 counties and identifies opportunities to reduce spending without cutting essential services.


The Supreme Court’s Shrinking Election Law Docket, 2001-2010: A Legacy of Bush v. Gore or Fear of the Roberts Court? – Richard L. Hasen, Loyola-LA Legal Studies Paper No. 2011-10, UC Irvine School of Law Research Paper No. 2011, March 7, 2011: This paper describes a drop in the number of Supreme Court election law cases from 2001-2010 compared with previous decades and offers a partial explanation for this decline.


The Canvass: States and Election Reform - National Conference of State Legislature, March 2011: This month’s issue examines pre-Election Day voting, interviews two EAC commissioners, and discusses fiscal notes and how they relate to election administration legislation.