- a form to use when making an application
- (Application Forms) The comprehensive, easy-to-use forms that were
implemented by FEMA in 1992 to facilitate the processing of requests for
conditional and final revisions or amendments to NFIP maps.
- (Application forms) are not available until the Foundation has approved a
letter of inquiry from a qualified nonprofit organization.
- The Oklahoma legislature is asking voters to approve a requirement that
voters show a photo ID before receiving a ballot.
- Crawford v. Marion County Election Board, 553 U.S. 181 (2008) is a decision,
in a 6-3 vote, by the Supreme Court of the United States holding that an Indiana
law requiring voters to provide picture identification did not violate the
Constitution of the United States.
- A piece of thick, stiff paper or thin pasteboard, in particular one used for
writing or printing on
- tease: separate the fibers of; "tease wool"
- Such a piece of thick paper printed with a picture and used to send a
message or greeting
- one of a set of small pieces of stiff paper marked in various ways and used
for playing games or for telling fortunes; "he collected cards and traded them
with the other boys"
- A small piece of such paper with a person's name and other details printed
on it for purposes of identification, for example a business
- a card certifying the identity of the bearer; "he had to show his card to
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The Politics of Voter Suppression: Defending and Expanding Americans' Right
to Vote (A Century Foundation Book)
The Politics of Voter Suppression arrives in
time to assess actual practices at the polls this fall and to reengage with
debates about voter suppression tactics such as requiring specific forms of
identification. Tova Andrea Wang examines the history of how U.S. election
reforms have been manipulated for partisan advantage and establishes a new
framework for analyzing current laws and policies. The tactics that have been
employed to suppress voting in recent elections are not novel, she finds, but
rather build upon the strategies used by a variety of actors going back nearly a
century and a half. This continuity, along with the shift to a Republican
domination of voter suppression efforts for the past fifty years, should inform
what we think about reform policy today.
Wang argues that activities that
suppress voting are almost always illegitimate, while reforms that increase
participation are nearly always legitimate. In short, use and abuse of election
laws and policies to suppress votes has obvious detrimental impacts on democracy
itself. Such activities are also harmful because of their direct impacts on
actual election outcomes. Wang regards as beneficial any legal effort to
increase the number of Americans involved in the electoral system. This includes
efforts that are focused on improving voter turnout among certain populations
typically regarded as supporting one party, as long as the methods and means for
boosting participation are open to all. Wang identifies and describes a number
of specific legitimate and positive reforms that will increase voter
I think that this is the first time Georgia
voters have been required to show government-issued picture identification...
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The 2012 election will be one of the
hardest-fought in U.S. history. It is also likely to be one of the closest, a
fact that brings concerns about voter fraud and bureaucratic incompetence in the
conduct of elections front and center. If we don't take notice, we could see
another debacle like the Bush-Gore Florida recount of 2000 in which courts and
lawyers intervened in what should have involved only voters.
Counting? will focus attention on many problems of our election system, ranging
from voter fraud to a slipshod system of vote counting that noted political
scientist Walter Dean Burnham calls ?the most careless of the developed world.”
In an effort to clean up our election laws, reduce fraud and increase public
confidence in the integrity of the voting system, many states ranging from
Georgia to Wisconsin have passed laws requiring a photo ID be shown at the polls
and curbing the rampant use of absentee ballots, a tool of choice by fraudsters.
The response from Obama allies has been to belittle the need for such laws and
attack them as akin to the second coming of a racist tide in American life. In
the summer of 2011, both Bill Clinton and DNC chairman Debbie Wasserman Schultz
preposterously claimed that such laws suppressed minority voters and represented
a return to the era of Jim Crow.
But voter fraud is a well-documented
reality in American elections. Just this year, a sheriff and county clerk in
West Virginia pleaded guilty to stuffing ballot boxes with fraudulent absentee
ballots that changed the outcome of an election. In 2005, a state senate
election in Tennessee was overturned because of voter fraud. The margin of
victory? 13 votes. In 2008, the Minnesota senate race that provided the 60th
vote needed to pass Obamacare was decided by a little over 300 votes. Almost 200
felons have already been convicted of voting illegally in that election and
dozens of other prosecutions are still pending. Public confidence in the
integrity of elections is at an all-time low. In the Cooperative Congressional
Election Study of 2008, 62% of American voters thought that voter fraud was very
common or somewhat common. Fear that elections are being stolen erodes the
legitimacy of our government. That's why the vast majority of Americans support
laws like Kansas's Secure and Fair Elections Act. A 2010 Rasmussen poll showed
that 82% of Americans support photo ID laws.
While Americans frequently
demand observers and best practices in the elections of other countries, we are
often blind to the need to scrutinize our own elections. We may pay the
consequences in 2012 if a close election leads us into pitched partisan battles
and court fights that will dwarf the Bush-Gore recount wars.