Continuing Failures in "Fail-Safe" Voting: A Preliminary Analysis of Provisional Voting Problems

Continuing Failures in "Fail-Safe" Voting: A Preliminary Analysis of Provisional Voting Problems

December 7, 2004
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In this preliminary analysis, Demos finds that the right to provisional ballots was violated across the country on November 2, 2004. While all the data on provisional balloting have yet to be collected and assessed, available evidence suggests that Congress and the states must revisit provisional ballot statutes, regulations and procedures if the original "failsafe" voting mandate is to be fully realized.