State Voter Registration Databases:

State Voter Registration Databases:

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The Help America Vote Act of 2002 requires the states to develop a single, computerized voter registration data base (VRD) that is defined, maintained, and administered at the state level. To help the states with this task, the U.S. Election Assistance Commission asked the NRC to organize a series of workshops and prepare an interim report addressing the challenges in implementing and maintaining state VRDs. The EAC also asked the NRC to advise the states on how to evolve and maintain the databases so that they can share information with each other. This report provides an examination of various challenges to the deployment of state VRDs and describes potential solutions to these challenges. This interim report's primary focus is on shorter-term recommendations although a number of long-range recommendations are presented. The final report will elaborate on the long-range questions and address considerations about interstate interoperability of the VRDs.Some jurisdictions already provide this service to voters today. ... between human and automated responses (such as a€œcaptchas, a€ which require the user to type the letters displayed in a distorted ... burden of maintaining VRDs by reducing requirements for manual data entry and updating registrations with new addresses.22anbsp;...

Title:State Voter Registration Databases:
Author:Committee on State Voter Registration Databases, Computer Science and Telecommunications Board, Division on Engineering and Physical Sciences, National Research Council
Publisher:National Academies Press - 2008-04-17


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