Voting: What Has Changed, What Hasn't, & What Needs Improvement (2012)
Report No.:  7
Date Published:  2012-10-18


R. Michael Alvarez, California Institute of Technology

Jonathan N. Katz, California Institute of Technology

Charles Stewart III, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Ronald L. Rivest, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Stephen Ansolabehere, Harvard University

Thad E. Hall, University of Utah


In this report, we examine how voting technologies and election administration in the United States have changed—or have not changed—since the controversial 2000 presidential election. We present our research and analyses of the past 12 years, as well as the perspectives of a number of individuals prominent in the election administration, voting technology, and election advocacy communities.Based on our research reported here, we provide the following recommendations for how we might improve the administration and technology of elections in the United States.

NOTE:  This report is the latest version; the original version from October 2012 is available upon request.


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