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|Additional Physical Format:||Print version:
National Commission on Federal Election Reform.
To assure pride and confidence in the electoral process.
Washington, D.C. : Brookings Institution, ©2002
|Material Type:||Document, Internet resource|
|Document Type:||Internet Resource, Computer File|
|All Authors / Contributors:||
Jimmy Carter; National Commission on Federal Election Reform.
|Description:||1 online resource (vii, 358 pages)|
|Contents:||Letter to the American people --
Preface to the report --
Summary of principal recommendations --
1. The goals of federal election reform --
II. The federal government and the federal election system --
III. A democratic process that maintains an accurate list of citizens who are qualified to vote --
IV. A democratic process that encourages every eligible voter to participate effectively --
V.A democratic process that uses equipment that reliably clarifies and registers the voter's choices --
VI. A democratic process that handles close elections in a forseeable and fair way --
VII. A democratic process that reflects limited but responsible federal participation --
Endnotes to the report --
Additional statements --
Appendix A. Contributors to the Commission's work --
Appendix B. The Michigan Qualified Voter File : a brief introduction. Task Force on the Federal Election System. Preface --
Sizing up the problem --
Voter registration --
Statewide voter registration systems --
Civic education programs --
Early voting, unrestricted absentee voting, and voting by mail --
Verification of identity --
Provisional balloting --
Disenfranchisement of felons --
Uniform poll closing and reporting. Task Force on Constitutional and Federal Election Law. Preface --
Federal regulation of elections --
What counts as a vote? --
Recounts and contests --
Congressional authority to regulate when votes can be counted.
|Responsibility:||report of the National Commission on Federal Election Reform ; Jimmy Carter [and others], co-chairs ; Philip Zelikow, executive director.|