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Report: 12 States To Watch For Election Challenges

October 20, 2008

Electionline to Release November 4 Preview: 12 States to Watch for Election Challenges

In a little more than two weeks, millions of Americans will cast ballots in one of the highest interest presidential elections in memory. When they get there, however, they could face long lines, new technology and registration challenges in a number of states.

"Election Preview in 2008: What if We Held an Election and Everyone Came?" provides a comprehensive preview of the rules, technology, registration figures and issues to watch in all 50 states and the District of Columbia.

WHAT: Release of "Election Preview 2008: What If We Had an Election and Everyone Came?" and's "12 States to Watch on November 4."

• A comprehensive 50-state preview of election administration, including voting systems, registration figures and potential problems.

• Detailed data on voter ID rules, provisional balloting procedures, voting system usage and early voting information.

• The dozen states deserve special attention on Election Day.

WHO: Doug Chapin, director, The Pew Center on the States' project

WHEN: October 21, 2008
10 a.m. - 11 a.m.

WHERE: National Press Club, Zenger Room
529 14th St. NW, 13th Floor
Washington, DC 20045

ENDS is a project of The Pew Center on the States, a division of The Pew Charitable Trusts. The Center examines effective policy approaches to critical issues facing states by conducting highly credible research, bringing together diverse perspectives, analyzing states' experiences to determine what works and what doesn't, and collaborating with other funders and organizations to shine a spotlight on nonpartisan, pragmatic solutions.

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