Kansas is considering two big changes after electing a new Secretary of State: eliminating the Crosscheck program and removing the SoS’ prosecution powers. Change like this often happens in states with partisan switches, but Kansas proves that it can happen in any state seeking a new direction – or to abandon the old one.Read More
The city of Craig, CO is currently unable to conduct its April election because several resignations have left Moffat County without anyone with the required certifications to assist. Given that turnover like this often occurs following general elections, being prepared for it is just as important as planning for winter weather-related disruptions.
The latest electionlineWeekly features a piece by Katy Owens Hubler on behalf of the National Conference of State Legislatures providing an outlook on upcoming election legislation at the state level. The combination of an “off year” and a high number of state partisan “trifectas” could make this an active year for legislation.
Michigan’s new Secretary of State announced yesterday that the state will become the 26th member of the Electronic Registration Information Center (ERIC). The announcement means that a majority of states and D.C. will now be members – dramatic growth for ERIC in the first six-plus years since its founding.
Iowa’s Governor will propose a constitutional amendment ending the state’s policy of permanent disenfranchisement for people with felony convictions, citing the power of “second chances”.