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Provisional Voting and Voter Identification


The Eagleton Institute of Politics, in partnership with the Moritz College of Law at Ohio State University, was awarded a contract by the U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC) to provide information on provisional voting and voter identification practices in the 2004 election. The contract called upon Eagleton and Moritz to collect and examine data from around the country on both issues and to make recommendations that states could consider implementing in future elections.

Provisional Voting
Best Practices To Improve Provisional Voting
  Report submitted to the EAC on June 28th, 2006.
Appendix A: National Survey of Local Election Officials’ Experiences with Provisional Voting
Appendix B: Relationship Between Time Allotted to Verify Provisional Ballots and the Level of Ballots That Are Verified
Appendix C: Provisional Ballot Litigation by Issue
Appendix D: Provisional Ballot Litigation by State
Appendix E: State Summaries
Appendix F: Provisional Voting Statutes by State

Protecting The Franchise, or Restricting It? The Effects of Voter Identification Requirements on Turnout
Timothy Vercellotti and David Andersen of Rutgers University's Eagleton Institute of Politics and Political Science Department respectively presented a paper, "Protecting The Franchise, or Restricting It? The Effects of Voter Identification Requirements on Turnout", based on the data compiled for this report at the 2006 meeting of the American Political Science Association.
  Paper available here