Election Administration in the United States: The State Of Reform After Bush V. Gore

Election Administration in the United States: The State Of Reform After Bush V. Gore

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R. Michael Alvarez
Cambridge University Press, 9/29/2014
EAN 9781107625952, ISBN10: 1107625955

Paperback, 280 pages, 22.9 x 15.2 x 1.6 cm
Language: English

Some of the nation's leading experts look at various aspects of election administration, including issues of ballot format, changes in registration procedures, the growth in the availability of absentee ballot rules and other forms of 'convenience voting', and changes in the technology used to record our votes. They also look at how the Bush v. Gore decision has been used by courts that monitor the election process and at the consequences of changes in practice for levels of invalid ballots, magnitude of racial disparities in voting, voter turnout, and access to the ballot by those living outside the United States. The editors, in their introduction, also consider the normative question of exactly what we want a voting system to do. An epilogue by two leading election law specialists looks at how election administration and election contest issues played out in the 2012 presidential election.

Foreword Danny Boggs
Editors' introduction R. Michael Alvarez and Bernard Grofman
Part I. Bush v. Gore in Perspective
1. Disputed elections post Bush v. Gore Mark Braden and Robert Tucker
2. The cites that counted
a decade of Bush v. Gore jurisprudence Charles Anthony Smith
3. Bush v. Gore in the American mind
reflections and survey results on the tenth anniversary of the decision ending the 2000 election controversy Amy Semet, Nathaniel Persily and Stephen Ansolabehere
Part II. What Has Changed since Bush v. Gore
4. What hath HAVA wrought?
consequences, intended and not, of the post-Bush v. Gore reforms Charles Stewart, III
5. Voter confidence in 2010
local, state, and national factors Lonna Rae Atkeson
6. Early voting after Bush v. Gore Paul Gronke
7. Absentee ballot regimes
easing costs or adding a step? Jan E. Leighley and Jonathan Nagler
Part III. Remaining Challenges
8. The evolution (or not) of ballot design ten years after Bush v. Gore Martha Kropf
9. Poll workers and polling places Thad E. Hall and Kathleen Moore
10. Resolving voter registration problems
making registration easier, less costly, and more accurate R. Michael Alvarez and Thad E. Hall
11. Felon disenfranchisement after Bush v. Gore
changes and trends Khalilah L. Brown-Dean
Bush v. Gore and the constitutional right to vote Samuel Issacharoff and Richard H. Pildes.