From the introduction to the report:
"As 2006 begins, the standard title of the report is especially apt. The Help America Vote Act of 2002 imposed a number of key deadlines that finally arrived January 1; as a result, the existence (or lack thereof) of electoral changes – and the reasons why – are no longer merely an academic question for election officials, advocates and policymakers. Rather, such developments take on additional significance as they could provide the impetus for enforcement litigation or other federal activity in the field of election reform."
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