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electionlineWeekly — September 13, 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. .

Bullies at the Ballot Box - Liz Kennedy, Stephen Spaulding, Tova Wang, Jenny Flanagan and Anthony Kammer, Demos and Common Cause, September 2012: This report analyzes and assesses laws in 10 states concerning:

  • Challenging a registered voter’s right to vote both before and on Election Day;
  • Poll watchers and poll watcher behavior; and
  • Protections against voter intimidation

The 10 states are Colorado, Florida, Missouri, Nevada, New Hampshire, North Carolina, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Texas, and Virginia.

The Canvass – National Conference of State Legislatures, September 2012: The current issue of the Canvass issue examines post-election audits and provides a brief summary of NCSL’s summer conference including panels that focused on voter registration and voter ID.