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Carter-Baker Commission on Federal Election Reform

Carter-Baker Commission on Federal Election Reform

Final Report of the Carter-Baker Commission on Federal Election Reform

*Carter-Baker Commission on Federal Election Reform Stresses Urgency of Reform *

*/Former President Jimmy Carter and former Secretary of State James Baker Release Bi-Partisan Election Reform Report to Policymakers and the public /*

*Washington *, *DC *( September 19, 2005) The final report of the Commission on Federal Election Reform, co-chaired by former president Jimmy Carter and former Secretary of State James Baker, was released to the public today. The 21-member Commission offers 87 recommendations to strengthen the country's electoral system and build confidence in the political process.

*The full report, as well as the executive summary ( http://www.american.edu/ia/cfer/report/CFER_introduction.pdf) and the list of recommendations, is available on the Commission Web site at: http://www.american.edu/Carter-Baker

*Please direct inquiries to the Center for Democracy and Election Management at American University -- cdem@american.edu or (202) 885-2728. ** * *

The 21-member private commission is organized by American University. Comprised of former Members of Congress, scholars and nonpartisan leaders, the group identified "five pillars" of election reform voter registration, voter identification, voting technology, increased access to voting and nonpartisan election administration and recommended ways to strengthen them.


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