CEIMN in the News

Perez picks heavily Latino precincts in recount fight

July 10, 2014
Sacramento Bee

Published Date: July 10, 2014

National Commission on Voting Rights hearing in Minneapolis on Feb. 25, 2014 | Testimony of Mark Halvorson

Recounts—Improving state laws
Testimony Presented by Mark Halvorson, Citizens for Election Integrity Minnesota

Recounts serve an important purpose in our democracy. Foremost, properly conducted recounts assure candidates and the public that in a close election there has been a fair examination of the procedures and an accurate count of all legally cast votes.

Recounts can also help us improve election systems. Any shortcomings in our voting equipment, ballot design, and ballot processing are revealed by the scrutiny of a recount.

Published Date: February 25, 2014

A Valuable Resource for Election Recounts

Feb. 14, 2014
Verified Voting

Published Date: February 14, 2014

Recount Principles & Best Practices document - "fantastic resource for the field."

CEIMN Releases New "Recount Principles and Best Practices"
By Doug Chapin
Feb. 7, 2014

Published Date: February 07, 2014

CEIMN issues its report on Minnnesota's 2012 Post-Election Audit

June 30, 2013 

CEIMN issues its report on Minnnesota's 2012 post-election audit.  This is CEIMN's fourth report on Minnesota's post-election audits--published every two years since 2006. Consistent with previous observations, the 2012 post-election audit was conducted in an efficient, transparent and accurate manner. Nonpartisan observers expressed high confidence in the integrity and the accuracy of the post-election audit procedures.

Published Date: June 30, 2013

Minnesota: How to Vote Down Voter ID

Jan. 30, 2013

CEIMN report cited in the American Prospect.

"A study by the Citizens for Election Integrity Minnesota found that the total costs of the amendment—spread over the state and local governments and individuals—would range from $52 million to $150 million. 'It was really an explosive strategy to shift the debate and say this is not about civil rights,' says David Schultz, who co-authored the study, 'but that this is about costs.'"

Published Date: January 30, 2013

Cost of the proposed elections amendment

Sept. 4, 2012

Report highlights potential costs of the proposed Elections Amendment.
State, local governments and individuals all need to prepare their pocket-books.

Published Date: September 04, 2012

Detroit Lakes: Letter: Elections amendment will be costly in many ways

Detroit Lakes Tribune
May 11, 2012
by Kathy Bonnifield, Executive Director, Citizens for Election Intergrity

Amid all the debate around the seriously flawed elections amendment, a critical issue has been ignored: the significant costs to the state of Minnesota’s budget and the budgets of our financially-strapped counties.

If the amendment passes, there are many unknowns about how it will be implemented, including:

Published Date: May 11, 2012