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

By Kathleen Hale, Robert Montjoy, Mitchell Brown

ISBN-10: 1137388455

ISBN-13: 9781137388452

ISBN-10: 1349552933

ISBN-13: 9781349552931

Administering Elections presents a digest of up to date American election management utilizing a platforms viewpoint. The authors supply perception into the interconnected nature of all elements of elections management, and sheds like at the strength results of reforms that fail to account for this.

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2010) Herrnson et al. (2008) Ansolabehere and Stewart (2005) Selker (2004) Tomz and Van Houweling (2003) Stein and Vonnahme (2014) Brady and McNulty (2011) Juenke and Shepherd (2008) Haspel and Knotts (2005) Bernard and Dean (2014) Herrnson, Hamner and Neimi (2012) Lausen (2007) Hall (2003) Wand et al. (2001) Hale and Brown (2013) Moynihan and Lavertu (2012) Alvarez, Hall, and Llewellyn (2008) Stein et al. (2008) Neuman (2004) Knack and Kropf (2003) Ansolabehere and Hersh (2014) Tolbert et al.

Additional demands on poll workers are the abilities to provide assistance to language minorities in jurisdictions covered under the federal Voting Rights Act of 1965 (VRA) and to voters with disabilities in all jurisdictions. Yet the quality of the poll worker force is critically important to avoid errors and to help voters. Research by Hall, Monson and Patterson (2009) shows that voters’ perceptions of poll worker quality significantly influence voter confidence; perceptions of higher quality are linked to greater levels of confidence.

With paper ballots, the next step depends on whether the jurisdiction is using precinct counters or a central counter. With the former, the voter feeds the ballot into the machine. With central counters, the voter deposits the ballot in a box that will be taken to a central counting location. One important difference is that most precinct counters can be set to detect and return ballots with overvotes, attempts to vote for too many candidates for one office, or even failures to record a vote. The latter setting requires judgment since many voters deliberately avoid certain races and returning the ballots causes embarrassment and delay.

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