This week’s electionlineWeekly looks at efforts nationwide to ensure that the growing list of OVR sites are accessible to all voters.Read More
Rokey Suleman and Doug Lewis – two people with years of experience in elections and elections policy here and around the globe – have a new op-ed in The Hill calling on Congress to continue funding the EAC’s work assisting state and local election officials with the impending crisis in voting technology. Here’s hoping Congress can find it in their hearts (and wallets) to listen.
Virginia’s State Board of Elections is once again at the center of a debate after a policy change – sought by the GOP Speaker of the House – opened the door to electronic signatures on absentee ballot requests. Some Democrats have moved to embrace the change – but it is rekindling the traditional partisan argument about ease of access vs. the threat of fraud.
New Hampshire will be taking Polaroids of anyone without ID who casts an affidavit ballot. It’s a low-tech solution that avoids challenges with digital photography – but the reason for the photo (and how it will be used) isn’t entirely clear.
The most recent electionlineWeekly profiles a fantastic new (PCEA-inspired) program in Chicago that uses college students to serve as pollworkers – a program that not only offers an introduction to election administration for the students but also directly benefits voters and improves the voting experience overall.