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Episode 6: Making Elections Work in a National Crisis
Regardless of what else is happening in their neighborhood or around the United States, election officials know the vote must go on. But what does that look like in the wake of a major crisis like a terrorist attack or a natural disaster like a hurricane, earthquake, or flood. Election Assistance Commission Chairman Don Palmer welcomes John Fortier of the American Enterprise Institute to discuss how election officials can be prepared for worst case disaster scenarios, overcome significant disruptions, and continue with the electoral process in this edition of "Vote Cast."
Episode 5: Voter Accommodation & the Electoral College
Don Palmer of the Election Assistance Commission and John Fortier of the Bipartisan Policy Center outline how election officials provide special assistance to voters who are disabled or are living or serving overseas. They also explain how your vote in the presidential race translates to the Electoral College and the options for resolving a disputed outcome or an Electoral College vote that does not produce a winner.
Episode 4: Counting the Votes
Don Palmer of the Election Assistance Commission and John Fortier of the Bipartisan Policy Center walk us through the process of determining election results. They discuss how individual ballots are tabulated, how we get unofficial results, what is required for certifying an election, and what happens if a recount is necessary.
Episode 3: Securing the Election
Don Palmer of the Election Assistance Commission and John Fortier of the Bipartisan Policy Center spotlight the many safeguards in place to protect your vote from foreign or domestic interference. They reveal how voting machines are tested and verified, how state and local officials work to prevent cyber threats, and what provisions exist to confront voter fraud and voter intimidation.
Episode 2: Voter Registration & Updating the Voter Rolls
Don Palmer of the Election Assistance Commission and John Fortier of the Bipartisan Policy Center detail the different ways you can register to vote and why you should confirm your voter status prior to each election. They also explain how to update your voter registration if your address changes, and why it is critical for states to keep the most accurate voter rolls possible.