Other Voting Issues

A number of other issues can come up for voters, either on or before Election Day. If a voter shows up and they are not on the rolls, for example, under federal law, they are allowed to cast a provisional ballot, which will be counted once the voter’s eligibility is confirmed. Members of the military have resources to help them vote, including the Military and Overseas Voters Empowerment (MOVE) Act. And the Brennan Center provides a comprehensive guide to help voters understand the rules for registering when they move.

To help make sure every vote counts, we must use the Election Administration Commission, a federal agency created after Florida’s 2000 election debacle, to create a national set of best election practices. The agency can ensure votes are counted accurately in every state, help plan and prepare for emergencies, and determine where to place and set up polling places and machines to reduce long lines.

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