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New Movie: "Swing Vote" . July 17, 2008

“Swing Vote”, a new movie from Disney opening August 1 and starring Kevin Costner, is about an extraordinarily close presidential election. It is so close, the results of one particular state will determine who wins the presidency…and the results in that state, even after a recount, are tied. But because one particular voter in that state cast... read more

New Report: HAVA Impact on First-Time Voters . July 16, 2008

A new report from the EAC looks at the HAVA-mandated ID requirements for these first-time voters when they go to the polls. View “Case Studies on the Impact of the Help America Vote Act’s Identification Requirements for First-Time Voters” (PDF), U.S. Election Assistance Commission (May 2008) read more

NEW Report on Voter Turnout! . July 14, 2008

America Goes to the Polls 2008, a brand-new comprehensive report from the Nonprofit Voter Engagement Network, compiles state-by-state data on this year’s voter turnout phenomenon, examining participation in the 2008 presidential primaries and caucuses and charting its unprecedented increase since 2004 and 2000. read more

New NVEN Report: America Goes to the Polls 2008 . July 5, 2008

2008 has seen a virtual explosion in voter participation. Turnout in this year’s primary elections reached levels not seen in well over 30 years. America Goes to the Polls 2008, a brand-new comprehensive report from the Nonprofit Voter Engagement Network, compiles state-by-state data on this phenomenon, examining turnout in the 2008 presidential... read more

New Report: The Human Dimension of Elections . July 2, 2008

“Human Dimension of Elections: how poll workers shape public confidence in elections“, a new report from the University of Utah’s Institute for Public and International Affairs, explores how the quality of poll workers can affect voter satisfaction. read more

July 17th: NVEN Webinar: Sponsoring a Nonpartisan Candidate Forum . June 27, 2008

Sign up for NVEN’s next webinar, “Sponsoring a Nonpartisan Candidate Forum,” taking place Thursday, July 17th from 2:00-3:00pm, EST.Learn how to get candidates to participate Learn the do’s and don’ts Learn how to collaborate with othersWhen: Thursday, July 17th 2:00-3:00pm Eastern Time read more

LWV-Indiana File Lawsuit Against Voter ID Law . June 22, 2008

On June 20, the Indiana League of Women Voters filed a lawsuit (League of Women Voters of Indiana vs. Secretary of State Todd Rokita) in state court, alleging that the Indiana law requiring voters at the polls to show government photo-ID violates the Indiana Constitution. Read the complaint.Linkhttp://www.votelaw.com/blog/blogdocs/photo%20ID%20complaint.pdf Imagehttp://www.courttv.com/graphics2/photos/trials/supreme-court/full-coverage/include/supreme-court-include.jpgread more

Brookings Institution Book: Democracy in the States . June 21, 2008

Democracy in the States, new from the Brookings Institution Press, is a collection of studies on the progress and agenda of election reform in the 21st century. Studies contributed by leading scholars Paul Gronke, Michael McDonald and Todd Donovan and more.Read a sample chapter.http://www.brookings.edu/~/media/Files/Press/Books/2008/democracyinthestates/democracyinthestates_chapter.pdf Learn... read more