+ Slide 2

Part of a talk delivered to the ITU Workshop on ... issues in E-Government, June 6, 2003, Geneva
by Douglas W. Jones
THE UNIVERSITY OF IOWA Department of Computer Science


Elections in the United States

The Federal Role


Role of National Government:

    Set "voluntary" standards for voting systems.

    Protect the right to vote with civil rights laws.

    Enforce the equal protection clause of the constitution.

    Protect special voting rights of military personnel.


Technically, there are no national elections

    Each of 50 states (and 4 territories) is independent!