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Transparency rules in U.S. elections need updating to reflect 21st century realities

Green, Rebecca (2014) Transparency rules in U.S. elections need updating to reflect 21st century realities. LSE American Politics and Policy (12 Dec 2014). Blog Entry.

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Abstract

Recent years have seen increasing scrutiny on election outcomes after accusations of ineligible voters and ballots wrongly rejected. Rebecca Green writes that the current rules on election transparency designed to reassure the public that elections are fair are no longer fit for purpose. She writes that these election transparency rules are based on dated assumptions and significantly changed realities concerning how Americans vote, how information travels, and how election oversight is conducted. She argues that state legislatures should review election transparency rules to ensure their clarity and improve election databases to allow voters to update their own information online.

Item Type: Website (Blog Entry)
Official URL: http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/usappblog/
Additional Information: © 2014 The Author
Subjects: J Political Science > JK Political institutions (United States)
J Political Science > JS Local government Municipal government
Sets: Collections > LSE American Politics and Policy (USAPP) Blog
Date Deposited: 09 Jan 2015 11:01
Last Modified: 09 Jan 2015 11:01
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/60715

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