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America Votes! Second Edition: A Guide to Modern Election Law and Voting Rights

Cosponsored by the ABA Government and Public Sector Lawyers Division, the ABA Section of Administrative Law and Regulatory Practice, the ABA Section of Individual Rights and Responsibilities, and the ABA Standing Committee on Election Law
America Votes! Second Edition: A Guide to Modern Election Law and Voting Rights
Product Code: 5330220
Editor: Benjamin E. Griffith
Publication Date: June 2012
ISBN: 978-1-61438-526-4
Page Count: 450
Trim Size: 7 x 10 Paperback
Sponsoring Entities: Section of State and Local Government Law
Topics: Government Law
Format: Book - 5330220
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About the Second Edition

Updated and expanded to include the most current issues in this area, America Votes! Second Edition provides key information and important perspectives on election law questions which the courts are currently addressing or about to address. The chapters run the gamut from nuts-and-bolts questions about running elections (what safeguards should jurisdictions put in place to make sure that the vote totals generated by vote-counting machines are accurate?) to larger questions about the best methods for democratic governance (should states be allowed to band together and appoint presidential electors in line with the winner of the national popular vote?). Even questions such as how a third party or independent candidate should be able to gain access to the ballot raise important technical and philosophical questions.

Many chapters in this book discuss both the requirements for compliance with the Voting Rights Act (including its protections for racial, ethnic and language minorities) as well as the wisdom and logic of those provisions. The Act raises complex issues of both statistical nuance and democratic theory. A timely resource for lawyers, professors, election officials, and state and local government election administrators and poll workers, America Votes! Second Edition provides a snapshot of key election and voting rights issues from the perspective of practitioners highly experienced in a wide variety of areas including redistricting, Voting Rights Act, registration, ballot access, reform measures, and much more.

What others are saying about America Votes! Second Edition

"Lessons learned from real-world experiences are central to many of the chapters. . . . They provide a guide to election law that will be a great help to attorneys, judges, and others who advise, litigate, or write about elections."

The Hon. Leslie H. Southwick
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit


"Drawing on the knowledge of a wide range of lawyers, law professors, and voting specialists from across the ideological spectrum, the second edition of America Votes! provides key information and important perspectives on election law questions which the courts are currently addressing or about to address."

Richard L. Hasen
Chancellor's Professor of Law and Political Science
University of California, Irvine


"America Votes! gives the insider view on motivations and activities that have moved voting rights and practices concerning redistricting forward."

Charles D. Cowan
Chief Executive Officer, Analytic Focus, LLC

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Introduction PDF
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