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Most States Provided Early or No-Excuse Absentee Voting as
Alternatives to Voting on Tuesday in the 2010 General Election 14
Most Election Officials We Interviewed Expect Greater Difficulty
and Costs Associated with a Weekend Election 19
Weekend Elections Have Not Been Studied, but Studies of Other
Voting Alternatives Suggest That Voter Turnout May Not Be
Strongly Affected 32
Appendix I Selected Characteristics of States and Local Election Jurisdictions We
Appendix II Analysis of Weekend Voting in the 2010 Maryland State Elections 46
Appendix III Alternative Voting Methods Provided in 50 States and the District
for the 2004 and 2010 November General Elections 54
Appendix IV Selected Details of Early and No-Excuse Absentee Voting for the 2010
General Election in States We Contacted 56
Appendix V Selected Details of Early Voting for the 2010 General Election in Local
Jurisdictions We Contacted 58
Appendix VI GAO Contact and Staff Acknowledgments 60
GAO-12-69 Weekend Voting
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United States. Government Accountability Office. Elections: Views on Implementing Federal Elections on a Weekend, report, January 12, 2012; Washington D.C.. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc301254/m1/3/: accessed January 18, 2019), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.