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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 State Role

The Iowa Motto:
Our liberties we prize and our rights we will maintain


Role of State Government:

    Set standards for voting systems.

      Most states enforce the voluntary Federal standard.

    Set detailed rules for voting.

      Voter registration.
      Polling places.
      Voting hours.
      Absentee voting (postal ballots).

    Supervises local election officials.