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View Resource Youth, Voting & the 2000 Election

Last week, the Kaiser Family Foundation and MTV published online the results of their election-year survey of 800 18-24 year olds. The survey found that substantially fewer young people were planning to vote in the upcoming elections than the national adult average (46% to 64%). The top three reasons cited for not planning to vote were "a lack of information on the candidates (60%); the belief...

https://www.kff.org/other/poll-finding/new-survey-shows-most...
View Resource Caltech-MIT/ Voting Technology Project

In light of the 2000 presidential election controversy and troubles with voting in Florida, the Caltech/ MIT Voting Technology Project (VTP) was formed to evaluate election systems to prevent these problems from recurring. Several studies and press releases by the VTP are documented on its home page, including one that found a "35% improvement in Florida's voting technology" for the 2002 election,...

http://www.vote.caltech.edu/
View Resource Analysis of an Electronic Voting System

A potential flaw in a kind of electronic voting machine used in several U.S. states was discovered and publicized by researchers from Johns Hopkins and Rice Universities. It purportedly can make the machine vulnerable to security breaches that would allow a single individual to cast multiple votes. The conclusions of the researchers are outlined in a 24-page study. After providing an overview of...

http://www.avirubin.com/vote.pdf
View Resource Elections 2004

Every presidential election in the United States gives rise to greater legions of so-called "spin doctors," and a number of pundits offering their opinions on the chances of each candidate who has thrown their hat in the ring. Fortunately, the University of Michigan Documents Center has developed this helpful and informative website that culls together hundreds of useful websites about the...

http://www-personal.umich.edu/~graceyor//govdocs/elec2004.ht...
View Resource International Foundation for Election Systems

Since 1987, the International Foundation for Election Systems (IFES) has provided technical assistance in all areas of election administration and election management. IFES is a non-profit non-governmental organization which has also been a part of the electoral process in over 100 countries over the past fifteen years. On the site, visitors can learn about the foundation's ongoing research...

https://www.ifes.org/
View Resource Statistics: Cast Your Vote!

Before entering the main portion of this interactive introduction to statistics, visitors will have to answer a few quick questions on polls. It's actually a bit fun, and it serves as a nice introduction to the site. Once visitors are in the main site, they will get the opportunity to learn about statistics through the lens of a mock election. The site contains areas such as "How Random is...

http://www.learner.org/interactives/statistics/index.html