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III. Research and Report Summaries

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2010 Election Administration and Voting Survey — U.S. Election Assistance Commission, December 2011: This report focuses on how Americans cast their ballots in the November 2010 election, including data on early, absentee, and poling place voting, provisional ballots, poll workers and voting technology.

The Canvas — National Conference of State Legislatures, January 2012: In this special edition, nearly a dozen experts provide predictions related to election administration for the upcoming year.

Election Law Journal — Volume 10, Number 4, December 2011: The most recent issue examines the past decade of election law as well as focusing on nonprofits and politics in a post-Citizens United world.

Elections of 2004, 2008 and 2010 Produce Near Record Turnouts; Lower Turnout Expected in 2012; Beyond 2012, Long-Term Geography Favors Dems — Center for the Study of the American Electorate, December 2011: This report, updated using new Census data, looks at turnout data in the U.S. from 2000-2010 and finds that participation increased in each presidential and mid-term elections during this period. It also examines partisan turnout and regional partisan turnout from 1948-2010. Summary charts, graphs, detailed charts and methodological notes are also provided.