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electionlineWeekly--October 6, 2011

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III. Research and Report Summaries

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Election Data Dispatches – Pew Center on the States: The Elections team at the Pew Center on the States has launched Election Data Dispatches, a round-up of the best stories, data, research and analysis that the world of election administration has to offer. The findings are often critical to understanding what data exist, what they say about elections in America and how states and localities use data to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of their election systems. This week’s dispatch focuses on how states update their voter registration lists.

Voting Law Changes in 2012 - Wendy R. Weiser and Lawrence Norden, Brennan Center for Justice at New York University of Law, October 2011: Based on its analysis of 19 laws and two executive actions related to election administration that passed in 14 states in 2011, the Brennan Center states these new rules could make it more difficult for more than five million eligible voters to cast ballots in 2012. The research focuses on changes to photo identification requirements, proof of citizenship requirements to register to vote, when and how people register to vote, time periods for early and absentee voting, and the restoration of voting rights for people with past felony convictions.

Election Law Journal: Rules, Politics, and Policy – Edited by Paul Gronke and Dan Tokaji, Volume 10, Number 3, September 2011: The most recent issue of the Election Law Journal looks at:

  • The effect of convenience voting on election outcomes;
  • The lessons of the 2008 Minnesota Senate recount;
  • Non-precinct place voting