Administering Elections: How American Elections Work by Kathleen Hale, Robert Montjoy, Mitchell Brown PDF

By Kathleen Hale, Robert Montjoy, Mitchell Brown

Administering Elections presents a digest of up to date American election management utilizing a structures point of view. The authors offer perception into the interconnected nature of all parts of elections management, and sheds like at the strength outcomes of reforms that fail to account for this.

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An increasing number of jurisdictions use electronic pollbooks that allow poll workers to interact with a central electronic voter file. A number of states now require the voter to show some form of identification to prove her or his identity. In the great majority of cases, the voter is then given access to the ballot. The nature of the voting equipment determines the next step. Where DREs are used there may be multiple ballots available on a machine, as in the case of multiple languages or vote centers.

And the provisional ballot process allows voters to correct omissions in the registration file. Finally, the voting history is used as a trigger for possible updates, as described above. At the appointed time for the poll to close the poll workers allow anyone standing in line to vote, but no one may join the line after that time. After the last voter leaves, poll workers begin to shut down the polling operation. Where DREs or precinct-count optical scan equipment is used, they will activate a process by which the voting equipment produces required statistics, including the number of people who voted and the number of votes cast for each candidate and referendum issue.

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