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Common Cause/Century Foundation: Some Swing States Not Prepared for Voting Problems in November
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Some Swing States Not Prepared for Voting Problems in November

A survey of 10 swing states suggests Florida, Georgia and Virginia may have the most problems on Election Day.

By Common Cause

September 16, 2008

As election officials brace for record-breaking voter turnout on Election Day, a close examination of voting preparedness in 10 swing states shows that significant problems in the basic functions of the American election administration system persist, and in a few cases have worsened over the last few years, a new report by Common Cause and The Century Foundation shows.

The report, "Voting in 2008: 10 Swing States," examined what, if any, progress has been made since 2006 in seven battleground states: Florida, Georgia, Michigan, Missouri, Ohio, Pennsylvania and Wisconsin. In addition, Colorado, New Mexico and Virginia, whose new status as likely swing states, and the potential for election administration difficulties, have also been included.

The areas looked at include: voter registration, voter identification, caging and challenges, deceptive practices, provisional ballots, voting machine allocation, poll worker recruitment and training, voter education and student voting rights.

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http://www.commoncause.org/atf/cf/%7Bfb3c17e2-cdd1-4df6...


http://www.alternet.org/democracy/99052/some_swing_stat...


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