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IV. Research and Report Summaries
electionline provides brief summaries of recent research and reports in the field of election administration. The summaries are courtesy of the research staff of The Pew Charitable Trusts Elections Initiatives.

Contemporary Voting Rights Controversies Through the Lens of Disability – Rabia Belt, Stanford Law School, May 16, 2016: This article examines the continuing problems people with disabilities face in the voting process and notes that in working to solve problems faced by these voters, this will help improve the process for all voters.  

Investing in California's Democracy: Building a Partnership for Performance – Caitlin Maple, California Forward, May 2016: A new analysis finds that California could be better served if the way election administration is paid for in the state is changed, moving from the current “mandate reimbursement” process to a system where the state contributes for costs associated with the election of state officials and statewide ballot measures.