Professor Pitts Participates in NYU Symposium on Election Law
On April 1, 2010, Professor Michael Pitts participated in the symposium entitled "Helping America Vote: The Past, Present, and Future of Election Administration," hosted by New York University School of Law.
The 2008 election season brought an unprecedented level of attention to the system of election administration in this country. Fraudulent voter registration, registration list purges, provisional voting, ballot design issues, and oversight by partisan officials all became hotly debated topics. As we move into the 2010 election cycle, these issues will again be at the forefront of public debate.
This symposium focused on legislative reforms to improve the current system of election administration, including voter registration, voting technology, ballot design, voter ID laws, and the selection of election officials.
Professor Pitts participated in the panel on the “Mechanics of Elections.”
Professor Pitts’ scholarly work focuses on the law of democracy, particularly voting rights and election administration, and his work has been published in a variety of law reviews and journals. He frequently provides commentary about election law issues to the media and has been quoted by The Associated Press and The New York Times, and has appeared on CNN.