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Conference set on election problems, April 26

"Will Everyone's Vote Get Counted? Voting Rights and Election Reform in New Jersey and the Nation" is the subject of a symposium at 7:30 p.m. Monday, April 26, in 16 Robertson Hall.

Rep. Rush Holt and other speakers will discuss the denial of voting rights, reliability of electronic voting machines, partisan management of voting lists and other problems with elections. He will be joined by others well versed in the technical and legal aspects of the voting process, including: Ingrid Reed, director of the Eagleton New Jersey Project at Rutgers University; Lionel Leach, director of the National Voter Project of the NAACP; and Mercer County Executive Brian Hughes.

The event, which is free and open to the public, is part of a conference series established by the Sandra Starr Foundation, a private nonprofit charitable organization that seeks to support the improvement of community life and development of progressive community leadership in the Princeton-Mercer County area. For more information on the conference, visit the Starr Foundation's Web site or e-mail the Princeton University Office of Community and State Affairs , the co-sponsor of the event.

Contact: Tom Bartus(609) 258-3601

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