Monday, May 21, 2007

Voting Fraud and Voter Intimidation Report

On December 7, 2006 the Election Assistance Commission (EAC) issued a report entitled Election Crimes: An Initial Review and Recommendation for Future Study. The goal of the study was "to develop a working definition of 'voting fraud' and 'voter intimidation' and to identify research methodology to conduct a comprehensive, nationwide study of these topics."

In April EAC Commission Gracia Hillman addressed criticism of the study mainly concerning the handling of research data developed by consultants. Commission Hillman's recommendations were that the:

  • EAC request its Inspector General to investigate the issues of this matter and report its findings as quickly as possible.

  • EAC release the consultants' report.

  • EAC establish additional processes that will allow the public even greater opportunity to follow and understand the developments of our research and study projects.