The League and coalition partners sent the following letter to members of the U.S. Senate asking them to oppose an amendment on the Financial Services and General Government Appropriations bill that would eliminate funding for the Election Assistance Commission.

The Election Audits Task Force was convened in spring 2008 by President Mary Wilson with the charge to produce a report taking a comprehensive view of election audits. Audits should go beyond Election Day activities and functions, and examine all aspects of the election process. Leagues should find this report useful in talking with their legislatures and elections officials about election auditing. 

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Published by League of Women Voters Education Fund. Helping America Vote provides recommendations that ensure provisional ballots serve their purpose. The report highlights model state practices on specific points and provides useful guidance to state decision makers, Leagues and other advocates working to protect the fundamental right to vote. Published in 2003., Pub. No. 2061
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Published by League of Women Voters Education Fund. Safeguarding the Vote outlines a set of recommended operational and management practices for state and local election officials to enhance voting system security, protect eligible voters and ensure that valid votes are counted. Published in 2004., Pub. No. 2065
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This report details recommended operational and management practices for election officials as they work to implement the new federal provision that mandates states establish a statewide computerized voter registration list by January 2006. Published in 2005., Pub. No. 2072. Published by the League of Women Voters Education Fund.
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Published by League of Women Voters Education Fund. League's new report, "Thinking Outside the Ballot Box: Innovations at the Polling Place" points to election modernization. Published in 2006., Pub. No. 2079

Americans for Campaign Reform - Campaign Legal Center- Common Cause - CREW - Democracy 21 - League of Women Voters - Public Citizen - U.S. PIRG

November 3, 2011

The President
The White House
Washington, D.C. 20500

Dear Mr. President:

Our organizations are writing to you once again to express our grave concerns about the extraordinary failure of the Federal Election Commission to properly enforce and interpret the nation's campaign finance laws, and about your inaction to address this very damaging situation.

Statement by Lloyd Leonard, Director of Advocacy for the League of Women Voters of the United States.

The League of Women Voters has been working for fair and open elections for many decades. We have supported campaign finance reforms at the national level and in the states in order to protect our democracy from corruption and to ensure that the voices of regular voters can be heard.

The League sent a letter to Senators urging them to oppose the termination of the Election Assistance Commission, the only federal agency that devotes its full resources to improving American elections.

November 2, 2011

TO: Members of the U.S. Senate

FROM: Elisabeth MacNamara, President

RE: Oppose Termination of the Election Assistance Commission

The League and coalition partners sent a letter to the President expressing concern about the dysfunctional Federal Election Commission.