A major part of ensuring that citizens don’t encounter barriers or pitfalls to voting on election today is the actual administration of the elections themselves. Essentially, this means how polling places, state-wide GOTV programs, and, where available, same day registration and early voting are run.
FELN works with election officials to make sure that all election administration is dealt with in a fair and efficient way. Specifically, we offer examples of best practices to those election officials and monitor any legislation that would make cumbersome changes to how elections are carried out. FELN also works with voter mobilization organizations to make sure election officials will have adequate resources including paper ballots and have properly trained poll workers.
FELN Reports, Guides and Other Resources
- Saving Votes: An Easy Fix to the Problem of Wasting Provisional Ballots Cast Out of Precinct
- Presidential Commission on Election Administration: A Tool for Election Reforms in Your State
- Pratical Considerations Regarding Precinct Reductions
- Polling Places in Churches - Practical and Legal Implications
- Election Administration: Policy Considerations for a Mobile Electorate
- Election Administration Issues to be Aware of In Your State
- Tips for Election Administrators
- Local In Person Voting Done Largely at Churches
- Kansas Secretary of State Issues New Instructions to Elections Officials to Prevent Voters Being Wrongfully Removed from the Polls
- Advocacy Groups and Colorado Secretary of State Rach Agreement on Protections for Voters Against Purges