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Elections: Perspectives on Activities and Challenges Across the Nation

GAO-02-3 Published: Oct 15, 2001. Publicly Released: Oct 15, 2001.
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Events surrounding the 2000 presidential election raised concerns about the reliability of various types of voting equipment, the role of election officials, the disqualification of absentee ballots, and the accuracy of vote counts and recounts. As a result, public officials and various interest groups have proposed reforms to address perceived shortcomings. This report discusses: (1) voter registration; (2) absentee and early voting; (3) election day administration; and (4) vote counts, certification, and recounts.

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