To Assure Pride and Confidence in the Electoral Process: Report of the National Commission on Federal Election Reform

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Jimmy Carter, Gerald R. Ford, Lloyd N. Cutler, Robert H. Michel, Philip D. Zelikow
Brookings Institution Press, 2004 M05 26 - 358 páginas

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 study of the American electoral system. The resulting report describes where and what went wrong during the 2000 election, and makes clear and specific recommendations for reform, directed at state government, Congress, news organizations, and others. This volume also includes the full text of the Task Force Reports from the Commission.

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STRUCTURING FEDERAL LEGISLATION AND FINANCIAL ASSISTANCE
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ENDNOTES TO THE REPORT
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CONCURRING IN PART AND DISSENTING IN PART BY Christopher Edley JOINED BY Leon Panetta Deval Patrick Bill Richardson John Seigent...
85
CONCURRING BY Colleen C McAndrews JOINED BY Slade Gorton AND Leon Panetta
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CONCURRING IN PART AND DISSENTING IN PART BY John Seigenthaler JOINED IN PART BY Griffin Bell
92
NATIONAL COMMISSION ON FEDERAL ELECTION REFORM
96
ORGANIZING AND SPONSORING INSTITUTIONS
103
CONTRIBUTORS TO THE COMMISSIONS WORK
105

VOTER REGISTRATION PAST AND PRESENT
26
STATEWIDE VOTER REGISTRATION SYSTEMS
28
A Democratic Process That Encourages Every Eligible Voter to Participate Effectively
33
PROVISIONAL VOTING
34
SAME DAY REGISTRATION?
37
IMPROVING VOTER PARTICIPATION
38
ELECTION DAY HOLIDAY
39
MILITARY AND OVERSEAS VOTING
42
EARLY REMOTE AND INTERNET VOTING
43
CITIZENS WITH CRIMINAL RECORDS
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ENSURING THE VOTING RIGHTS OF ALL CITIZENS
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A Democratic Process That Uses Equipment That Reliably Clarifies and Registers the Voters Choices
51
VERY CLOSE ELECTIONS HAPPENOFTEN
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THE FORTY MOST POPULOUS COUNTIES
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STANDARDS FOR MORE EFFECTIVE AND ACCESSIBLE VOTING TECHNOLOGY
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A Democratic Process That Handles Close Elections in a Foreseeable and Fair Way
61
MEDIA PROJECTIONS OF ELECTION RESULTS
64
A Democratic Process That Reflects Limited but Responsible Federal Participation A PATTERN OF NEGLECT
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ESTIMATING AND ALLOCATING THE COSTS OF IMPROVEMENT
70
THE FEDERAL INSTITUTIONAL ROLE
73
THE MICHIGAN QUALIFIED VOTER FILE A BRIEF INTRODUCTION
113
Federal Election System
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PREFACE
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SIZING THE PROBLEM
121
VOTER REGISTRATION
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STATEWIDE VOTER REGISTRATION SYSTEMS
151
CIVIC EDUCATION PROGRAMS
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EARLY VOTING UNRESTRICTED ABSENTEE VOTING AND VOTING BY MAIL
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VERIFICATION OF IDENTITY
180
PROVISIONAL BALLOTING Summary of Conclusions
186
DlSFRANCHISEMENT OF FELONS
195
UNIFORM POLL CLOSING AND REPORTING
201
and Federal Election Law
217
PREFACE
219
FEDERAL REGULATION OF ELECTIONS
220
WHAT COUNTS AS A VOTE?
339
RECOUNTS AND CONTESTS
343
CONGRESSIONAL AUTHORITY TO REGULATE WHEN VOTES CAN BE COUNTED
354
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Página 234 - No person shall be elected to the office of the President more than twice, and no person who has held the office of President, or acted as President for more than two years of a term to which some other person was elected President shall be elected to the office of President more than once.
Página 279 - If two or more persons conspire to injure, oppress, threaten or intimidate any citizen in the free exercise or enjoyment of any right or privilege secured to him by the Constitution or laws of the United States...
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Página 82 - The Congress may determine the Time of chusing the Electors, and the Day on which they shall give their Votes; which Day shall be the same throughout the United States.

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Jimmy Carter was the 39th President of the United States. Gerald R. Ford was the 38th President of the United States. Lloyd N. Cutler was a founding member of law firm Wilmer, Cutler, and Pickering. Robert H. Michel is a former House Minority Leader (R-IL). Philip D. Zelikow, associate professor of public policy at the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University, was formerly director of European security on the National Security Council.

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