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Exercise Your Rights – To Vote and Learn More about Election Law

Posted by Library Blog on 10/05/2012 at 09:10 AM

Exercise Your Rights – To Vote and Learn More about Election Law

November 6, the day for state-wide voting in the general election in Rhode Island, is fast approaching!  To learn more about acceptable forms of ID to be in compliance with the state’s new Voter ID law, check out the Office of the Secretary of State Rhode Island Voter Information Handbook 2012.  The Handbook contains information about voting procedures and the text of the state referenda.

For those who are interested in current election law issues, the Election Law Blog and Election Law @ Moritz are great resources.  Professor Richard L. Hasen’s  Election Law Blog covers election law, campaign finance, legislation, voting rights, initiative, redistricting, and the Supreme Court nomination process.   Election Law @ Moritz, published by the Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, covers developments in the laws dealing with voter registration, voter ID, early and absentee voting, provisional balloting, poll workers and polling place procedures, recounts and election contests, and other related issues. 

For a more in-depth scholarly discussion of election law issues, visit the website of the Election Law Journal where you can view tables of contents of issues beginning with Volume 1. Numerous articles are free to download.  All of the articles from the Election Law Journal are available on Westlaw.

For those who enjoy political satire, expand your horizons beyond Jon Stewart and Steven Colbert and get acquainted with the Mark Russell and Art Buchwald

Finally, if you want to locate additional resources for election law, check out the Georgetown University Law Library’s Election Law Research Guide