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Earl Gregg Swem Library

Latin America and the Caribbean: Fact Sheet on Leaders and Elections

Categories: Elections/Campaigns,Latin America

Provides the results of recent elections in Latin America and the Caribbean, the names of the newly elected president or prime minister, and the dates of the next election.   From the Congressional Research Service, posted by


Campaign Contribution Limits: Selected Questions About McCutcheon and Policy Issues for Congress

Categories: Elections/Campaigns,Laws/Regulations,Supreme Court/courts

Aggregate contribution restrictions currently limit overall contributions that individuals can give  to candidates, parties, or political action committees to $123,200 for the 2014 election cycle.  This report offers a preliminary analysis of major policy issues at stake as the Supreme Court hears a challenge to these limits.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


Georgia’s October 2013 Presidential Election: Outcome and Implications

Categories: Asia,Defense/Military,Democracy/Peace,Elections/Campaigns,Energy

Views the presidential election as marking Georgia’s further progress in democratization  Close Georgia-U.S. ties have implications for access to energy and military cooperation with regard to Iraq and Afghanistan.  From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


2014 Presidential and Provincial Council Elections in Afghanistan

Categories: Afghanistan,Democracy/Peace,Elections/Campaigns

Looks toward the 2014 election in Afghanistan as an indicator of whether U.S. and other forces were effective in bringing democratic processes to the country.  From the United States Institute of Peace


The National Voter Registration Act of 1993: History, Implementation, and Effects

Categories: Elections/Campaigns,Laws/Regulations

Provides an historical background for voter registration reform and the NRVA, a description of the major provisions of the act, a discussion of implementation and post-implementation actions, and a catalog of subsequent efforts to amend or repeal the act.   From the Congressional Research Service, posted by the Federation of American Scientists


Scotland Analysis: Macroeconomic and Fiscal Performance

Categories: Business/Economics,Elections/Campaigns,Great Britain

Sets out the role of economic and fiscal integration in shaping Scotland’s economic performance as part of the United Kingdom and describes some of the potential economic and fiscal consequences of independence.  5th in a series of papers arguing the case for Scotland remaining in the UK.  The referendum comes in September 2014.   Parliamentary Command Paper Cm 8694


The Quebec Referendums

Categories: Canada,Elections/Campaigns,Great Britain

This paper gives a brief outline of separatism in Quebec and draws parallels between Quebec’s relationship  with Canada and Scotland’s future relationship with the rest of the United Kingdom.  House of Commons Library Research Paper 13/47


Process for Automatic Restoration of Voting and Civil Rights for Non-Violent Felons

Categories: Crime/Justice,Elections/Campaigns,Headlines,Virginia Issues

Press release on the procedures to be followed for automatic restoration of voting rights for those who have served their sentences, paid all court-ordered costs, and have no pending felony charges.  From the Governor’s Office


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