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2013-02-05 16:25:56

WASHINGTON, Feb. 5, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --­­ Seven states performed well in both the 2008 and 2010 elections including Colorado, Delaware, Michigan, Minnesota, North Dakota, Washington, and Wisconsin. The Pew Charitable Trusts released an Elections Performance Index (Index) that, for the first time ever, examines election administration performance across all 50 states and the District of Columbia. The worst performing states during those years included Alabama,...

2012-12-11 08:23:07

Country on course for 2014 Elections SUVA, Fiji, Dec. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Fiji has marked another significant milestone in its path to true parliamentary democracy with the announcement that more than half a million Fijians have registered to vote in the scheduled elections in 2014. The 504,588 registered Fijian voters represent more than 80% of the estimated number of eligible voters, and registration will continue in 2013, notably for Fijians living overseas. The...

2012-10-24 19:20:56

WASHINGTON, Oct. 24, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Coalition for a Secure Driver's License (CSDL) released a report today that explains which voter photo ID laws are effective in countering imposter fraud in elections. Nearly two-thirds of states have adopted some form of a voter ID law with varying degrees of strictness. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100720/DC36328LOGO) "Thirty-two states have enacted voter ID laws and more are expected to follow. A majority of...

2012-10-19 11:22:15

PITTSBURGH, Oct. 19, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The United Steelworkers (USW) union is joining forces with civil rights organizations to erect billboards in Ohio and Wisconsin in an effort to counteract an anonymous campaign to intimidate voters and suppress turnout. (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20080131/DC12982LOGO The billboards, paid for by the Election Protection Coalition, will tell voters to "Stand Up and Have Your Say - VOTE" and "When We Vote, We Are All Equal."...

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...

2012-10-11 15:26:13

States working with Pew boost online voter registrations through Electronic Registration Information Center WASHINGTON , ­­­­­­Oct. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Since July, California, Maryland, New York, and South Carolina have introduced online voter registration, bringing to 13 the number of states that currently offer this service. Increased use of online registration and new technologies adopted in these states has resulted in a dramatic increase in...

2012-10-04 02:26:14

CHICAGO, Oct. 4, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- What: Hundreds of former dropouts will converge on Daley Plaza to drive home the importance of voter registration for this year's presidential election. Students from Youth Connection Charter School (YCCS), a 22-campus citywide...

2012-10-03 02:25:32

NEW YORK, Oct. 3, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- With less than 50 days left until Election Day, Rock the Vote's "We Will" out-of-home media campaign aims to defy voter suppression efforts in the home stretch. Pending or passed legislation in 20 states[1] will make it harder for young people to vote. Launching in key states and nationwide, the "We Will" campaign educates young people about these changes and reminds them of their collective power. The campaign combines messages with photography and...

2012-10-02 02:25:31

Voting requirements and registration deadlines are set up by the states WASHINGTON, Oct. 2, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Voting is a right and a civic responsibility. And like millions of U.S. citizens, you will have the chance to exercise your right to vote during the Presidential Election of 2012. Your vote on November 6, 2012 will help elect the next President of the United States, as well as other representatives at local, state and federal levels, including mayors,...

2012-10-01 10:20:35

MVP warns that military voters must take immediate action WASHINGTON, Oct. 1, 2012 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- With less than 40 days before the election, The Military Voter Protection Project (MVP) is providing updated information following its recent report, Military Voting Update: A Bleak Picture in 2012. That report provided alarming information about the low number of absentee ballots being requested by military members and their spouses. "The number of absentee ballots being...