Election Law Policies

The American Bar Association is constantly working to enhance the integrity and public perception of the electoral process and toward that end, has adopted the following policies.

Recent Policies

Recent Policies

Ballot Counting Standards

American Bar Association, Adopted by the House of Delegates, August 8-9, 2016 Resolution. RESOLVED, That the American Bar Association urges state and territorial election administrators and officials, to ensure the adoption and implementation, as soon as practicable, of statewide or territorial standards that provide clear criteria for determining what constitutes a valid vote when a hand count is required of paper and optical scan ballots.

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Voter Wait Times

American Bar Association, Adopted by the House of Delegates, August 3-4, 2015 Resolution. RESOLVED, That the American Bar Association urges election administrators, officials, and legislators at the federal, state, local, territorial, and tribal levels to adopt and implement policies designed to achieve a thirty-minute maximum per voter wait time at the polls.

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Campaign Finance

Campaign Finance

Federal and State Campaign Finance

American Bar Association, Standing Committee on Election Law, Section of Business Law, Association of the Bar of the city of New York, Adopted by the House of Delegates, July 2000

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