Spring Forum: April 2011
Running time: 00:04:20
Sean Greene has been researching election policy for years as the research director for the Pew Center on the States’ Elections Initiative. Pew uses a rigorous, analytical approach to improving public policy, providing information to the public and and stimulating civic engagement.
In a recent article about the cost of voter ID legislation, he reviewed fiscal notes for voter ID legislation in 14 states. Some states indicate that the cost of implementing voter ID would be “negligible,” and in others it could cost several million dollars. The difference: What elements were included.
In this video, Greene points to the cost of providing free IDs, voter education campaigns, and the potential for litigation as costs to be considered.
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