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Technology has become more important in election administration over the past eight years with the establishment of the Help America Vote Act of 2002, which provided funding and guidelines for modernizing voting technology, specifically statewide voter registration databases and voting systems.
For example, the statewide voter registration database and the state agency that maintains death records may have different formats for date of birth (mm-dd-yyyy versus dd-mm-yy) or for dealing with multiple-word last names (Elizabeth De La Torre versus Elizabeth Delatorre).
As of 2006, Florida has a statewide voter registration database, when in years prior, each county had their own database.
While all of the law's provisions are desirable and overdue, of particular note in Oregon and Lane County will be the law's centerpieces: doing away with punch-card ballots, and establishing a statewide voter registration database.
About the Help America Vote Act The Help America Vote Act (HAVA) of 2002 requires each state to establish and maintain a single, central, uniform, official and interactive computerized statewide voter registration database that is defined, maintained, and administered at the state level.
97) As the statewide voter registration databases required under HAVA improve and become interoperable, the ability of states to keep the database up-to-date and free of duplicate registrations should improve markedly.
The election reform article covers the LWVEF Voter Advocacy Project with a special focus on protecting vulnerable voters from restrictive voter identification requirements and poorly implemented and managed statewide voter registration databases.
While statewide voter registration databases have not been completed in every state, the lists that have been built vary widely in function, capability, and design.