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Meg E. Cox is a freelance writer, editor, and book indexer in Chicago. She writes a monthly newspaper column on voting rights and electoral administration, and her feature articles have appeared in several national magazines.

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SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, April 26, 2007
"As Shallow as a Dry Brook": Buster Soaries on the Federal Commitment to Election Reform In an interview with freelance journalist Meg E. Cox, DeForest "Buster" Soaries gives a detailed account of the obstacles he encountered in his 16 months as the first head of the U.S. Election Assistance Commission.
SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, March 20, 2007
Carter-Baker Commissioner Backpedals on Voter ID Real ID passed shortly before the Carter-Baker Commission issued its voter ID recommendation. If Real ID weren't in the picture, would the commissioners have supported the voter ID recommendation? One commissioner says she wouldn't have.
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, January 11, 2007
Paper Trails That Lead Nowhere Some "paper trail" ballots include a bar code that cannot be read by the voter, and some localities consider that code the official record of the voter's choice.