Election reform, the Voting Rights Act, the Help America Vote Act, and related topics -- with special attention to the voting rights of people of color, non-English proficient citizens, and people with disabilities
Dan Tokaji's Blog
- Election Law Blog (Rick Hasen)
- Election Updates (Michael Alvarez & Thad Hall)
- Votelaw Blog (Ed Still)
- Leave it to the Lower Courts: On Judicial Intervention in Election Administration, 68 Ohio State Law Journal 1065 (2007)
- The New Vote Denial: Where Election Reform Meets the Voting Rights Act, 57 South Carolina Law Review 689 (2006)
- Early Returns on Election Reform: Discretion, Disenfranchisement, and the Help America Vote Act, 73 George Washington Law Review 1206 (2005)
Thursday, October 6
NIST Voting Systems Workshop
The National Institute of Standards and Technology will be hosting a workshop on Threats to Voting Systems in Gaithersburg, Maryland tomorrow. The agenda may be found here. This workshop promises to be an excellent opportunity to focus on the risks inherent in the use of different types of voting technology, including electronic voting machines, electronic voting machines with contemporaneous paper records (aka, VVPATs), precinct-count optical scan, and ballot-marking devices. I'm on my way to Maryland now, and probably won't be blogging again until Sunday or Monday.
On the advocacy side, the Center for Policy Alternatives, Demos and Common Cause will be hosting an election reform conference for state legislators in Columbus on Friday and Saturday.