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  • Dari Sylvester TranEmail author
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Part of the Elections, Voting, Technology book series (EVT)

Abstract

This chapter explores the human dimension of elections: personnel. From election administrators at state and local levels to poll workers, individuals shape the quality of elections. For example, there are vast differences across poll worker training conducted both across and within states. To what degree is poll worker training correlated with the likelihood of issuing provisional votes—votes that must be verified in order to count—in situations where voter eligibility is unclear? On Election Day, long lines and over-burdened/under-trained poll workers effectively subvert processes to maintain election integrity and affect general attitudes toward the electoral process. This chapter presents original research that sheds light on the impact of such requirements, including how ongoing litigation over voter ID can complicate the administration of elections.

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  1. 1.University of the PacificStocktonUSA

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