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To assure pride and confidence in the electoral process

Author: Jimmy Carter; National Commission on Federal Election Reform.
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Brookings Institution, ©2002.
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In 2000 the American electoral system was tested by a political ordeal unlike any in living memory. Not since 1876-77 has the outcome of a national election remained so unsettled for so long. The past election's recount conundrum shook the nation's faith in the mechanisms that support the democratic process. Led by former Presidents Ford and Carter, the National Commission on Federal Election Reform undertook a  Read more...
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National Commission on Federal Election Reform.
To assure pride and confidence in the electoral process.
Washington, D.C. : Brookings Institution, ©2002
(DLC) 2002020054
(OCoLC)49420049
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Jimmy Carter; National Commission on Federal Election Reform.
ISBN: 0815798636 9780815798637 0815706316 9780815706311
OCLC Number: 53706041
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 --
Organization --
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.

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