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LAW 391 - Election Admin & the Law


Election Admin & the Law This course will examine the basics of election administration with a particular focus on the system in place in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Topics include (1) a quick history of election reform 2000-2008, 2) an overview of the administration of elections, including a consideration of the distribution of power, responsibility and authority over elections between the federal, state and local governments; and (3) questions of eligibility to vote, such as voter registration, voter identification, and provisional voting. While the class will also touch on issues relating to voting technology and post-election procedures and litigation (including audits, recounts and contests), it will do so only generally and in relation to Virginia's place in the overall national system.