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Collection of Voting Technology Research Papers Available

The ongoing debate over the role of technology in elections has provoked a great deal of research on the topic. The recent VoteID 2009 Conference, the Second International Conference on E-voting and Identity, featured 11 papers which examine the current state of research and development in voting technology.

The papers cover a wide range of issues, including voting technology in the United States and around the world.

You can review this collection of papers here.

Pew Report Examines Census Preparations in Philadelphia and Other Major Cities

A new study from The Pew Charitable Trusts’ Philadelphia Research Initiative finds that Philadelphia is lagging behind other major cities in mounting the kind of local outreach and awareness campaign for the 2010 Census that many experts consider important for achieving a full count.read more >>

Oct. 27 GCIR Webinar: Gearing Up for the Immigration Reform Debate

Tuesday, October 27th, 11:00 A.M. – 12:00 Noon Pacific Time

Given the challenges of moving health care reform forward, implementing a strong and broad-based field strategy for immigration reform has become vital. Immigrant rights advocates, lawmakers, and other key stakeholders have been meeting around the country to discuss the principles that will guide the drafting of immigration reform legislation this fall. read more >>

ACLU Releases Report on Voting Rights in Indian Country

The ACLU has released a report entitled Voting Rights in Indian Country: A Special Report of the Voting Rights Project of the American Civil Liberties Union

This report highlights the litigation the Voting Rights Project of the American Civil Liberties
Union brought, or participated in, on behalf of American Indians in five western states—
Colorado, Montana, Nebraska, South Dakota, and Wyoming.read more >>

Demos Releases Response to Report Linking Welfare Reform to Declining Voter Registration

October 6, 2009

Today, Demos released a report by R. Michael Alvarez of California's Institute of Technology and Jonathan Nagler of NYU entitled Declining Public Assistance Voter Registration and Welfare Reform: A Response which examines the statistical claims put forth by in a recent report from the Heritage Center for Data Analysis (2008) titled Welfare Reform a Factor in Lower Voter Registration at Public Assistance Offices. read more >>

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