State/local offices administer elections, not federal government. Authority varies.

Secretary of State chief election official in most states.

Local officials - county/city clerks, election boards - run polling places. 

Voter registration, polling places, poll workers managed at state/local level. 

State laws govern voter ID, early/mail voting, felon disenfranchisement. 

Election equipment/processes certified, audited by state and local officials. 

State legislators draw congressional districts through redistricting after censuses. 

Decentralized system ensures integrity but creates variation across states. 

Bipartisan assistance, monitoring by nonpartisan groups at state/local level. 

Federal agencies like EAC provide guidance, certification, funding support. 

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