Additional Monitoring of Polling Places Could Further Improve Accessibility

Bovbjerg, Barbara D.; Jenkins Jr., William O.
October 2009
GAO Reports;10/27/2009, preceding p1
Government Documents
The article focuses on a study by the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) which examines the proportion of polling places in the 2008 federal election, initiatives to facilitate voting access and enforcement of Help America Vote Act of 2002 (HAVA) voting access provisions by the Department of Justice (DOJ). DOJ is recommended to expand the supervision of polling place accessibility. DOJ agrees with the recommendation, but is concerned on the expansion of the scope of Election Day.


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