Voting in 2008: Ten Swing States
Publication Date: September 2008
Special Collection: Presidential Advisory
Keywords: Swing states; Presidential transition; Voting reform
Coverage: Colorado Wisconsin Pennsylvania Ohio Missouri Michigan Georgia Florida
In this report, we examine what, if any, progress has been made since 2006 in seven battleground states: Florida, Georgia, Michigan, Missouri, Ohio, Pennsylvania, and Wisconsin. We also have added three states to our survey, Colorado, New Mexico, and Virginia, whose new status as possible swing states have made them newly relevant to our survey. We have broadened the list of issues we are examining, and looked in greater depth at poll worker training and recruitment, student voting rights, and voter education. Other criteria we examine include laws and policies regarding voter registration and statewide databases, voter identification, challenge laws, deceptive practices, provisional ballots, and allocation of voting machines.