Are All Jurisdictions Equal? Size Disparity in Election Administration

@inproceedings{Kimball2013AreAJ,
  title={Are All Jurisdictions Equal? Size Disparity in Election Administration},
  author={David Kimball and Brady Baybeck},
  year={2013}
}
Abstract The Help America Vote Act of 2002 (HAVA) was intended to create more consistency in election administration, but the United States still has a highly decentralized system. Almost 8,000 local jurisdictions have primary responsibility for administering elections, with significant discretion in how they conduct them, and there is a dramatic skew in the size of these jurisdictions. A very small number of heavily populated local jurisdictions serve the vast majority of voters while a large… 
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