Election Reform in Detroit: New Voting Technology and Increased Voter Education Significantly Reduced Uncounted Ballots

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The Special Investigations Division of the House Committee on Government Reform sought to determine whether it is possible to reduce the rate of uncounted ballots in government elections. The division examined efforts to reduce the number of uncounted ballots in the city of Detroit for the 2000 election. The study found that Detroit was able to significantly reduce the number of uncounted ballots through the implementation of new technology for counting votes and voter education efforts.
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