Report Shows Many Voting Problems from 2004 Still Unresolved and Threaten to Mar Midterm Elections

by Sabrina I. Pacifici on October 18, 2006

Press release: Voting in 2006: Have We Solved the Problems of 2004? The Century Institute, Common Cause Education Fund, The Leadership Conference on Civil Rights Education Fund, October 11, 2006: “The report, Voting in 2006: Have We Solved the Problems of 2004? is a follow up to a report on voting problems issued in 2004 by the three organizations that had closely monitored voting on Election Day 2004. The groups revisited these problems in time for Election Day 2006 to determine to what extent they had been addressed. The results on the whole were troubling. For example, 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 two years ago — long lines for voters — is likely to recur because few states have dealt with that 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. In every state, there is much room for improvement.”
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