By Kathleen Hale, Robert Montjoy, Mitchell Brown
Administering Elections offers a digest of up to date American election management utilizing a platforms point of view. The authors offer perception into the interconnected nature of all elements of elections management, and sheds like at the capability outcomes of reforms that fail to account for this.
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For example, a training manual published by the Ohio SOS for the 2010 election is 134 pages long. In addition, the volume of training is signiﬁcant; in New York City, for example, more than 35,000 poll workers are trained before each federal election. Once trained, poll ofﬁcials are assigned to polling places. Usually one ofﬁcial is designated as the leader. In addition, some jurisdictions appoint roving inspectors who cycle among a set of polling places to spot problems and lend help as needed.
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Where precinct counters are used, they must be delivered to and returned from the voting site. The entire process requires security and custody trails from beginning to end. The parties involved in the equipment subsystem after the initial purchase and testing are typically employees of the elections ofﬁce, vendors who service and upgrade equipment, movers who transport equipment to polling places (except when poll ofﬁcials transport precinct counters), poll workers, and voters. In Chapter 7, we discuss further several current issues pertaining to voting technologies.
Administering Elections: How American Elections Work by Kathleen Hale, Robert Montjoy, Mitchell Brown