Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxiv
  2. Bridgett A. King, Kathleen Hale, Mitchell Brown
    Pages 1-12 Open Access
  3. Reflections on History and Links to Reform

  4. Professionalizing the Field and Building Capacity

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 103-103
    2. Ernest Hawkins
      Pages 105-109 Open Access
    3. Lori Augino
      Pages 111-117 Open Access
    4. Virginia Vander Roest
      Pages 119-123 Open Access
    5. Lindsey Forson
      Pages 125-131 Open Access
    6. Tyler St. Clair, Shaniqua Williams
      Pages 141-147 Open Access
  5. Tools for the Field

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 165-165
    2. Amber McReynolds
      Pages 167-173 Open Access
    3. Noah Praetz
      Pages 185-201 Open Access
    4. David A. Bennett
      Pages 203-210 Open Access
    5. Jim Terry, Kaylan Dunlap, Steve Flickinger, Dan Woosley
      Pages 221-226 Open Access
    6. Jim Terry, Kaylan Dunlap, Steve Flickinger, Dan Woosley
      Pages 227-232 Open Access
    7. Jim Terry, Kaylan Dunlap, Steve Flickinger, Dan Woosley
      Pages 233-239 Open Access
    8. Sean Greene
      Pages 241-247 Open Access
  6. Back Matter
    Pages 265-266

About this book


As the American election administration landscape changes as a result of major court cases, national and state legislation, changes in professionalism, and the evolution of equipment and security, so must the work of on-the-ground practitioners change. This Open Access title presents a series of case studies designed to highlight practical responses to these changes from the national, state, and local levels. This book is designed to be a companion piece to The Future of Election Administration, which surveys these critical dimensions of elections from the perspectives of the most forward-thinking practitioner, policy, advocacy, and research experts and leaders in these areas today. Drawing upon principles of professionalism and the practical work that is required to administer elections as part of the complex systems, this book lifts up the voices and experiences of practitioners from around the country to describe, analyze, and anticipate the key areas of election administration systems on which students, researchers, advocates, policy makers, and practitioners should focus. Together, these books add to the emerging body of literature that is part of the election sciences community with an emphasis on the practical aspects of administration.


Election Administration Voter Access Board of Elections Poll Sites Voter Registration Voter Turnout open access National Association of Election Directors Election Center Voting System Guidelines Language Advocacy Organizations federal language requirements mail voting Help America Vote Act redistricting precinting Electronic Registration Information Center Election Administration and Voting Survey Geographic Information Systems INEC

Editors and affiliations

  • Mitchell Brown
    • 1
  • Kathleen Hale
    • 2
  • Bridgett A. King
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Political ScienceAuburn UniversityAuburnUSA
  2. 2.Department of Political ScienceAuburn UniversityAuburnUSA
  3. 3.Department of Political ScienceAuburn UniversityAuburnUSA

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