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The Information Technology & Innovation Foundation (ITIF) working paper archive is intended to provide immediate public access to research generated by the ITIF AVTI project. Papers posted may be revised before publication in other venues. Other project publications include journal articles, project websites, and conference posters and presentations.
To view a list of ITIF working papers, visit: http://elections.itif.org/resources/working-papers/
In addition to the working papers from the project, the ITIF team has gathered a set of resources to help others get started on understanding accessibility in elections and voting technology.
This annotated bibliography supported the ballot interface design work of the Anywhere Ballot research team of the ITIF-AVTI grant program. This bibliography primarily includes sources about ballot design and about designing for audiences with low literacy skills and mild cognitive impairment. It also includes some sources about barriers to voting, voting trends, and voting technologies, including voting on mobile devices.
This annotated bibliography was created by the Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) as a part of a report on the voting accessibility needs of combat-injured service members. This research was performed by GTRI under the Military Heroes Initiative and was sponsored by the EAC via a grant to ITIF. To view the full report, visit http://www2.itif.org/2012-mhi-needs-injured-service-members.pdf. Links to the categorized annotated bibliography are shown below.
Since 1980, Election Data Services (EDS) has maintained a database on election administration that profiles more than 8,000 election jurisdictions in the United States. Election Data Systems (EDS) has made this database available to all who are interested. When the search system is complete and data has been verified, visitors will be able to create custom reports to find answers to their own questions. Election officials will also be able to update the information in the database. Access to the following data is available via the database search interface:
The RAAV Partners issued a set of recommendations for Election Officials preparing for the 2012 presidential elections. These recommendations were based on work by partners and others over the past decade or more. The intent was to make sure that available resources were known and available to election administrators so that the 2012 election was as accessible and efficient as possible.
For more information about election tips, visit: http://www.accessiblevoting.org/Tipsfor2012.aspx