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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...

2014-04-15 23:02:59

For Chicago’s Primary Election on March 18, the city’s election officials and Election Systems & Software (ES&S) successfully implemented Electronic Poll Books to check in and verify voters in the city’s 2,070 election precincts. Omaha, NE (PRWEB) April 15, 2014 For Chicago’s Primary Election on March 18, the city’s election officials and Election Systems & Software (ES&S) successfully implemented the ExpressPoll-5000 System to check in and verify voters in the...

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...

2012-08-07 09:58:21

A study from University of Illinois economics professors demonstrates a new method to analyze the relationships among voters´ issue preferences, the candidates´ policy positions and voter behavior. Estimating the distribution of voter preferences and the extent of policy divergence between the candidates´ platforms, economics professors Stefan Krasa and Mattias Polborn are able to separate observed changes in voter behavior into those driven by voter radicalization versus...


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cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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