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 5
Caltech/MIT Conference on Registration & Identification
I'm in Cambridge today for a conference on voter registration and identification hosted by the Caltech/MIT Voting Project. The agenda may be found here. As I mentioned in this weekly comment voter registration and voter ID are turning out to be major issues this election season, with litigation having been filed in several states.
This week's conference includes many of the top election officials, political scientists, and other experts in the field of election administration. I'll be speaking tomorrow about the issues raised in the voter ID litigation in Georgia, Missouri, Indiana, and Arizona, all states that have enacted identification requirements that go beyond what federal law requires.
Caltech's Michael Alvarez is live-blogging from the conference on the Election Updates blog, and has posts here and here on today's proceedings. I'm told that video will be posted on the conference website.