YEO Policy Books 2013 Policy Reader - Page 20

Policy Reader 2013 Expanding Democracy Advance Voting Co-Sponsored by Missouri Representative Michael Butler Target Level of Office: State Summary: This Missouri bill allows voters to cast advance ballots starting on the third Wednesday before any election. Any registered voter may vote by advance ballot at the central voting location designated by the election authority. For federal elections, up to six satellite voting sites must be provided by the election authority with one satellite site established for every 50,000 registered voters. Link to More Information: Civics in Schools Tool Kit Target Level of Office: State and School Board Summary: This toolkit by the Campaign for the Civic Mission of Schools provides school board members with critical tools to improve civics education in public schools. It includes six core practices, talking points, and ideas for educators, administrators, and citizens. Link to More Information: Democracy Index Target Level of Office: State and Local Summary: This legislation creates a Connecticut Democracy Index that will track the performance of elections operations at the county and municipal level. The purpose of the index is to provide an easily understandable system to help identify disparities in election performance and fairness. Link to More Information: 18