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2014-08-19 23:02:02

Three-county California Voter Foundation study finds late return, missing signatures and non-matching signatures are top reasons why some vote-by-mail ballots cast go uncounted. Sacramento, CA (PRWEB) August 19, 2014 A new report issued today by the California Voter Foundation (CVF) finds that the top three reasons why some ballots go uncounted in three counties studied are that they are received too late, lack the voter’s signature, or the signature on the ballot envelope does not...

2012-10-19 01:37:02

Thanks to better voting technology over the last decade, the country's election process has seen much improvement, according to a new report released today by researchers at Caltech and MIT. However, the report notes, despite this progress, some problems remain. Spurred by the debacle of hanging chads and other voting problems during the 2000 presidential election, the Voting Technology Project (VTP) was started by Caltech and MIT to bring together researchers from across disciplines to...

2009-04-16 16:05:00

Comprehensive report released today by Women's Voices. Women Vote outlines critical areas in need of election reform WASHINGTON, April 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --Seeking to focus the attention of lawmakers and election reform groups on the obstacles to full participation of the American electorate and the path to election reform, Women's Voices. Women Vote (WVWV) today released a comprehensive report titled, "Access to Democracy: Identifying Obstacles Hindering the Right to Vote."...

2008-09-22 09:00:22

Nearly one-third of U.S. voters will cast ballots early this year, up from 20 percent in 2004 and 15 percent in 2000, voting experts predict. Residents of Virginia, Kentucky and Georgia are among the first who can vote early in person and by mail, USA Today reported. During the next few weeks, at least 34 states and the District of Colombia will allow early in-person voting for the Nov. 4 elections. Paul Gronke of the Early Voting Information Center in Portland, Ore., predicted about...

2008-08-13 18:00:18

By Myung Oak Kim The dismal turnout for the primary election underscores a trend that is changing the face of Colorado elections - mail voting. While exact figures were not available, clerks in several of the largest metro-area counties estimated that turnout was 5 percent to 10 percent at the most, with less than 10,000 people voting at the polls in those counties. Election officials predict that the majority of votes cast in the 2008 primary were by mail rather than at the polls on...


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  • The offense of persistently instigating lawsuits, typically groundless ones.
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This word ultimately comes from the Old French word 'barater,' to cheat.
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