III. Research and Report Summaries
An Empirical Note on Footnote 24 of the 6th Circuit Hunter Decision - Charles Stewart III, MIT, January 27, 2011: New research puts into context the recent decision of the 6th Circuit Court of Appeals regarding Hunter v. Hamilton County Board of Elections about Ohio’s provisional ballot law and rules about counting provisional ballots cast in the wrong precinct. Using 2008 data, Stewart finds no evidence that counties with more multi-precinct voting locations issue more provisional ballots than those with few consolidated voting locations. Additionally provisional ballot rejection rates at multi-precinct locations are examined.
The Canvass: States and Election Reform - National Conference of State Legislature, February 2011: This month’s issue examines how the fiscal crunch has affected state election policy, provides an update on state compliance with the federal MOVE Act, and describes the role of international election observers.