Today, we wrapped up our 50th biennial national convention in Washington, DC - a great gathering of League members from around the country! We got a lot done and heard from some wonderful speakers including DC Delegate Eleanor Holmes Norton; Annenberg Public Policy Center's Kathleen Hall Jamieson; U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder; Trevor Potter, president, Campaign Legal Center; Former Representative Mickey Edwards (R-OK); political reporter Eleanor Clift; and pollster John Zogby.
On Monday, June 11, 2012, Attorney General Eric Holder spoke to the League of Women Voters 50th National Convention in Washington, DC about the challenges to voting rights, protecting all voters and strengthening America's elections systems.
The Election Audits Task Force was convened in spring 2008 by President Mary Wilson with the charge to produce a report taking a comprehensive view of election audits. Audits should go beyond Election Day activities and functions, and examine all aspects of the election process. Leagues should find this report useful in talking with their legislatures and elections officials about election auditing.
Published by League of Women Voters Education Fund. Helping America Vote provides recommendations that ensure provisional ballots serve their purpose. The report highlights model state practices on specific points and provides useful guidance to state decision makers, Leagues and other advocates working to protect the fundamental right to vote. Published in 2003., Pub. No. 2061
This report details recommended operational and management practices for election officials as they work to implement the new federal provision that mandates states establish a statewide computerized voter registration list by January 2006. Published in 2005., Pub. No. 2072. Published by the League of Women Voters Education Fund.
The veracity of elections results are continually questioned because of faulty systems. The League advocates for improved systems and machines, provisional balloting and other safeguards and improvements in voter registration systems, poll worker training and administration.