Monday, March 13, 2006

How to conduct an election after a disaster?

The plans for widespread absentee balloting are becoming clearer in Louisiana.

In order to accomodate widespread absentee (really, in-person satellite) voting, the state is making creative use of the new statewide registration database (required by HAVA). By using the database, state officials hope that registrars in outlying counties can verify the eligibility of New Orleans residents who may show up to vote (The Shreveport Times).

Meanwhile, a number of groups are criticizing the Secretary of State for sending out "incomplete and misleading" information to more than 700,000 displaced voters ( Time-Picayune).


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