How should states balance the demands for an open democracy, meaningful citizenship, and civil rights? Be sure to clarify your understanding of the law. Should changes be made? Are there other considerations to make in guaranteeing fair elections in the U.S.? For instance, what is the best type of ballot for state elections? For local elections? Should all states be forced to use the same type of ballot? What is the problem with allowing states to choose which types of ballot they would like to use? Would non-partisan elections help?