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electionlineWeekly — July 26, 2012

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III. Research and Report Summaries

electionline provides brief summaries of recent research and reports in the field of election administration. Please e-mail links to research to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .

Counting Votes 2012: A state-by-state look at voting technology preparedness – Susannah Goodman, Common Cause Education Fund, Michelle Mulder, Rutgers School of Law - Newark Constitutional Litigation Clinic, and Pamela Smith, Verified Voting Foundation, July 2012: This 50-state report examines how ready each state is to address voting machine problems in the upcoming election. Five states - Minnesota, New Hampshire, Ohio, Vermont and Wisconsin – are found to be very well prepared to deal with breakdowns.

Making Voting More Accessible for Veterans with Disabilities - Information Technology and Innovation Foundation, July 24, 2012: This report focuses on challenges veterans with disabilities face when voting, including inaccessible polling places, issues with ballot design, and further improvement that is needed to certain voting technologies. State and local election procedures that address these issues are examined and best practices are suggested.

Election Observing - June 5, 2012 Recall Elections Final Report - League of Women Voters of Wisconsin Education Network, July 25, 2012: The League of Women Voters released findings from a citizen poll watcher program in place for the June 5 recall election in Wisconsin. The report summarizes observations from 421 polling locations and notes few problems across most of the state. One problem observed includes confusion about what kinds of proof-of-residence documents were acceptable for election day registration.