October 07, 2020

13A110

Election Delays

Resolution

RESOLVED, That the American Bar Association urges states, localities, and territories to analyze their election systems and recent experiences of election delays if any, in light of available data and scholarship.

FURTHER RESOLVED, That the ABA urges states, localities, and territories to enact appropriate legislation or administrative rules to address the causes and potential remedies for election delays, including but not limited to technological improvements to provide statewide database access in real time to all polling places.

FURTHER RESOLVED, That the ABA urges the federal government to enforce the deadline for creating statewide databases imposed by the Help America Vote Act and take appropriate steps to bring states into compliance.