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Election reform roundup

Thursday, August 23rd, 2007

The latest in election reform news, including high marks for New Mexico’s voting system (and low marks for California), a New York Times editorial, and talk about primaries on PBS is after the jump.

Field Poll reveals little voter confidence in election systems in CA
Only 44% “have a great deal of confidence that their votes are being accurately counted,” according to the poll. You can find the complete poll here.

Meanwhile… high marks for New Mexico
A study conducted by the Caltech/MIT Voting Technology Project, the University of New Mexico and the University of Utah reports that New Mexico residents are a lot more confident than Californians in their elections system. Here’s a blurb from the Associated Press:

Eight in 10 voters rated their “voting experience” with the paper ballot system as excellent or good, according to a survey of 471 voters in the 1st District. Voters filled out the survey on the Internet or returned it by mail.

NYT editorializes against California “Presidential Election Reform Act”
“The Electoral College should be abolished, but there is a right way to do it and a wrong way,” they say.

Presidential primary tango on PBS
The transcript of last night’s NewsHour is available here. The segment focused on Michigan and Arizona’s efforts to move up their primary dates.

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