Accenture eDemocracy Services - Helps election agencies worldwide by delivering strategic planning, program management, technology, and outsourcing services.
Black Box Voting - Could democracy be stolen from us? The distinguished history of vote rigging. Known errors. Top 10 ways to rig a voting machine. The international problem. Easy, inexpensive ways to correct the problem. News.
Center for Voting and Democracy (CVD) - Dedicated to fair elections where every vote counts and all voters are represented. Promotes full representation as an alternative to winner-take-all elections and instant runoff voting as an alternative to plurality elections and traditional runoff elections.
Democracy 21 - Democracy 21, and its education arm, Democracy 21 Education Fund, work to eliminate the undue influence of big money in American politics, prevent government corruption, empower citizens in the political process and ensure the integrity and fairness of government decisions and elections. The organization promotes campaign finance reform and other related political reforms to accomplish these goals.
Democracy and Electoral Systems - Resources and information include: electoral systems of the world, the case for proportional representation, color-blind, representation of minorities, proportional representation in U.S. local elections, alternative voting and more.
Demos - Collaborating with a range of partners to help enact election day registration, a reform that increases turnout and reduces problems at polling places. Also, working to overturn laws that unfairly bar former prisoners from voting.
Direct Recording Voting Systems - Backgrounder from VerifiedVoting.org: DRE stands for Direct Recording Electronic voting machine. As the name suggests, the voter directly enters the votes, which are recorded electronically. Almost all touch screen voting machines are DREs, although there are other DREs that have knobs or switches instead of touch screens.
Election Systems and Software (ES&S) - ES&S develops and delivers hardware, software, and service solutions to support all phases of the election process for local, state, and national election authorities worldwide.
Electronic Voting (EFF E-Voting) - E-voting technology is promising, but its benefits should not obscure its dangers. Without basic auditing checks, these machines dramatically increase the chances for undetectable election fraud. This archive is a resource in the fight for accountable elections and responsible voting technology.
Election Systems and Software (ES&S) - Provider of total election management solutions with over 74,000 systems installed worldwide. Over the past decade, ES&S has handled more than 30,000 of the world's most important events - elections. In the U.S. 2000 General Election, ES&S systems counted over 100 million ballots.
Electronic Voting - Promoting the belief that Internet voting provides safer procedures is wholly erroneous according to Rececca Mercuri. Several of her papers on this subject are accessible here along with additional related links.
Fair Election International - Monitors U.S. electoral processes, applying internationally developed standards of fairness to evaluating U.S. electoral mechanisms. Supports local, state, and national efforts to improve electoral transparency in the U.S.
Fair Vote Canada - A multi-partisan citizens' campaign for voting system reform (proportional representation).
Hart InterCivic - Working to bring governments closer to citizens through best of breed technology in e-government solutions, election solutions, and print solutions. From private and small entity elections, such as cities and school districts, to county, statewide and national elections, Hart offers products and services to do it.
Instant Runoff Voting (IRV) - Instant runoff voting allows all voters to vote for their favorite candidate without fear of helping elect their least favorite candidate, and it ensures that the winner enjoys true support from a majority of the voters. Overview, history, articles, further information and links on IRV may be found here.
League of Women Voters - A nonpartisan political organization, has fought since 1920 to improve systems of government and impact public policies through citizen education and advocacy.
Miami-Dade Election Reform Coalition (MDERC) - A non-partisan grass-roots organization dedicated to election reform whose mission is to protect the rights of every eligible voter to cast a ballot and to have that ballot accurately recorded and counted.
National Popular Vote - The National Popular Vote bill would guarantee the Presidency to the candidate who receives the most popular votes in the entire United States. The bill preserves the Electoral College, while ensuring that every vote in every state will matter in every presidential election. The National Popular Vote law has been enacted by states possessing 132 electoral votes - 49% of the 270 electoral votes needed to activate it.
Prisoners of the Census - The Census Bureau counts prisoners as if they lived voluntarily in the communities where they are incarcerated. And though most states bar prisoners from voting, the inaccurate census figures allow state lawmakers to pad district populations when drawing legislative maps. This creates prison districts with disproportionate voting power and drains political influence from the urban districts where most prisoners live.
Reforming the Electoral Process - Collection of articles, declarations, principles related to various progressive positions taken regarding electoral reform issues in the U.S.
Revolving Door - Although the influence powerhouses that line Washington's K Street are just a few miles from the U.S. Capitol building, the most direct path between the two doesn't necessarily involve public transportation. Instead, it's through a door-a revolving door that shuffles former federal employees into jobs as lobbyists, consultants and strategists just as the door pulls former hired guns into government careers. While officials in the executive branch, Congress and senior congressional staffers spin in and out of the private and public sectors, so too does privilege, power, access and, of course, money.
Revolving Door: Former Members of the 111th Congress - Each election, members of Congress are defeated in their bid for re-election or choose to voluntarily leave office. The 2010 midterm elections saw an exceptionally large number of sitting members leave. Where are they now? Will they parlay their influence into lucrative lobbying jobs or choose to continue public service or try something entirely new? This joint project of the Center for Responsive Politics and Remapping Debate will continuously track where they go, so check back often.
VerifiedVoting - Who counts the votes? Those slick new touch screen voting machines promise to get rid of hanging chads forever. But how do you know your vote was recorded as you intended? You might as well be handing it to a stranger who promises to deliver it to the polling place unchanged.
Vote Scam - Investigation into computerized vote fraud.
Voting Privacy - EFF information on voting privacy and voting systems in the U.S.
Voting Technology - Following the 2000 Presidential election, the modernization of voting equipment became a major issue in California and across the country. Visit the background page for more information about CVF's position and involvement in the voting technology debate.
Wolf Pac - A 501(c)4PAC organized for the purpose of removing private funding, and its resulting corruption, from politics.
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