2006 Elections: Successful Implementation and Continuing Issues

Despite dire predictions that there would be major failures in 2006, state and local jurisdictions made the process come together exceedingly well. Ordinarily when a major change is ordered by Congress or a state legislature, it takes three decent-size elections to make the policy and procedure adjustments necessary to make the process work smoothly. Massive changes in virtually every part of the process were accomplished in this election cycle.

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R. Doug Lewis, CERA (Certified Election/Registration Administrator), is executive director of The Election Center, a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization representing the nation’s election officials. He has been called upon by Congress, the federal agencies, state legislatures, and national and worldwide news media for solutions to voting issues.