Making Democracy Work

Issues We Are Studying

In the League, program planning has a special meaning. This process generates study ideas at the grass roots level and results in adopting one or more studies at a League convention.

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Each study group welcomes participation of all members. Please contact Vice President for Programs to express your interest in participating.

LWV-CC Studies for 2017 - 2018

Security of Electronic Voting Systems in Collin County

(Continuation of study adopted in May 2016 with a refined title, focus and scope as described below)

Focus: A study to examine how electronic voting systems work, the integrity of the system, and safeguards against tampering or altering vote-counting mechanisms.

Scope: Speak to Elections Administrator and the Ballot Board. Briefly describe how each voting system works and what security measures are taken. Some issues to consider for electronic voting:

. Who writes programs
. Background checks on staff
. Whether more than one person is involved in each step
. Independent testing of system
. Storage of system when not in use; integrity in transporting system
. Intrusion deterrent and detection.

Curbside Voting for Individuals with Disabilities in Collin County

(New study)

Focus: A study of issues related to curbside voting for individuals with disabilities in Collin County.

Scope: Utilizing the mandates of the Americans with Disabilities Act and other federal laws, examine adherence throughout the polling centers in Collin County. The study will include assessments of the following:

. ADA compliant curbside parking spaces at each voting center
. Methods to notify the judges in the polling place that a voter needs curbside assistance
. The system for efficiently reporting and resolving issues encountered by curbside voters
. Poll workers' responsibilities and training to ensure effective curbside voting.

LWV-CC Completed Studies

See the results for previously completed studies. Many of the studies resulted in positions adopted by the League.