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The State of Elections In The Fifty States: Evaluating the Process Where It Counts (PDF)
This report reviews the election process across all fifty states, using the Carter-Baker Commission’s recommendations as guidelines. It reviews progress on voter registration, voter identification and provisional voting, voting technology, voter access and education, and election management.

Read the report here.
Featured Resources
This is a collection of papers presented at the VoteID 2009 Conference, the Second International Conference on E-voting and Identity, held in Luxembourg from September 7-8, 2009. The papers cover a wide range of issues, including voting technology in the United States and around the world.
This VTP working paper reviews aspects of voting during the 2008 elections: the people involved, the process that took place, and the technological aspects of voting. Hall also discusses the state of voting technology in the U.S. and around the world, and suggests improvements.
For Ohio, with an outdated and inefficient registration process, modernizing its voter registration system is a priority.
This report explores how Minnesota's recount processes were employed in Franken/Coleman election contest, arguing that while the system functioned quite well, reforms can be made.
Alvarez and Nagler critique an analysis of data on voter registration at public assistance agencies. This research finds that results attributing the decline of voter registration to PRWORA are overstated.
Research Projects
The mission of the VoTeR center is to advise state agencies in the use of voting technologies and to investigate voting solutions and voting equipment to develop and recommend safe use procedures for their usage in elections.
Project Vote is a national nonpartisan, nonprofit 501(c)(3) that works to empower, educate, and mobilize low-income, minority, youth, and other marginalized and under-represented voters.
FairVote develops and promotes practical strategies to improve elections at the local, state and national levels.
Directed by early voting scholar Paul Gronke and housed at Reed College, the Early Voting Information Center provides news and research on and a state-by-state overview of early voting issues.
Part of the Institute for Governmental Studies at the University of California at Berkeley, the Election Administration Research Center (EARC) aims to improve the administration of elections.
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