Voting in 2006: Have We Solved the Problems of 2004? Executive Summary

October 11, 2006



This follow-up report explores whether a sampling of 10 states with a history of various election problems and potentially close races ? Arizona, Florida, Georgia, Michigan, Minnesota, Missouri, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Washington, and Wisconsin ? have taken steps to address the concerns addressed in our foundational report in 2004.The findings of our report on the whole are troubling. Some states have made it harder to register to vote rather than easier.This is critical because problems with voter registration were among the most common complaints of voters in 2004. Another critical problem from 2004 ? long lines for voters ? is likely to recur because few states have dealt with the issue. New voter ID laws in certain states are likely to disenfranchise voters, and only one state has acted aggressively to address voter intimidation tactics.

READ: National_101106_Summary_Voting_in_2006.pdf.pdf


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