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Crisis at the Polls: An Electoral Reform Handbook

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Publisher Comments:

If free and fair elections are the heart of our prized democratic system of government, the integrity of our electoral system must be beyond question. Yet all too often, flaws in the administration of our elections have undermined public confidence in the results. This volume is virtually unique in focusing closely on the procedural problems of our electoral system, including those posed by the computerization of voting systems. The author analyzes events in the electoral history of the United States (and, tangentially, of certain other nations) to reveal the particular dynamics of democratic electoral systems that permit purportedly free and fair elections to subvert rather than express the public will.

Book News Annotation:

Without integrity in the voting process that is believed in by the voters, Hardaway (law, U. of Denver College of Law) warns, election crises are bound to occur. Here focused on the integrity of the US presidential elections, but not infrequently making illustrative reference to other elections in the US and around the world, he addresses seven issues important to election integrity: absentee ballots, provisional ballots, voter identification requirements, voter registration laws, computerized and Internet voting, the primary system, and the electoral college. He also addresses redistricting, even though its relevance to the presidential election is confined to those states that allocate electoral votes by district. His treatment describes how problems can arise and offers suggestions for reform. Annotation ©2008 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

• Presents a systematic exploration of election administration

• Offers historical and comparative perspective

Synopsis:

• Chronology

• Glossary

• Annotated bibliography of print and electronic materials for further study

Synopsis:

A distinguished legal scholar analyzes the procedural components of the U.S. electoral system that must be reformed if our elections are truly to express the will of the people.

About the Author

ROBERT M. HARDAWAY is a Professor of Law at the University of Denver College of Law. A frequent contributor to national and major regional newspapers and occasional media commentator, he is also the author of No Price Too High: Victimless Crimes and the Ninth Amendment (Praeger, 2003) and The Electoral College and the Constitution: The Case for Preserving Federalism (Praeger 1994), among other works.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

Introduction

Chapter 1. The 2000 Presidential Election Crisis

Chapter 2. State, National, and International Crises

Chapter 3. The Electoral College Debate

Chapter 4. The Electoral College: Reform Proposals

Chapter 5. Voter Registration

Chapter 6. The Voter Identification Dispute

Chapter 7. Provisional Ballots

Chapter 8. Absentee Ballots

Chapter 9. Redistricting

Chapter 10. Computerized Voting Systems

Conclusion

Appendix A. Key Election Laws

Appendix B. Electoral Votes by State

Appendix C. Computerized Voting System Companies

Appendix D. Table of Cases

Selected Bibliography

Product Details

ISBN:
9780313351259
Author:
Hardaway, Robert M.
Publisher:
Greenwood Press
Foreword by:
Lamm, Richard D.
Foreword:
Lamm, Richard D.
Author:
Hardaway, Robert
Subject:
Government - National
Subject:
Public Policy - General
Subject:
Presidents
Subject:
Elections
Subject:
Political Process - Elections
Subject:
Election law
Subject:
Government - U.S. Government
Subject:
Presidents -- United States -- Election.
Subject:
Elections -- United States.
Subject:
Politics - General
Copyright:
Publication Date:
20080931
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Pages:
232
Dimensions:
10.10x7.10x.70 in. 1.25 lbs.

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Law » Election Law
History and Social Science » Politics » General
History and Social Science » Politics » United States » Politics
History and Social Science » World History » General

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"Synopsis" by , • Presents a systematic exploration of election administration

• Offers historical and comparative perspective

"Synopsis" by , • Chronology

• Glossary

• Annotated bibliography of print and electronic materials for further study

"Synopsis" by , A distinguished legal scholar analyzes the procedural components of the U.S. electoral system that must be reformed if our elections are truly to express the will of the people.
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