Fewer Letters in the Alphabet Soup: NACRC, IACREOT to Merge

Organizations representing election officials across the nation have always been an alphabet soup due to the wide geographic variety and distribution of authority at different levels of government. But that soup got a little less crowded last week with the announcement that two national organizations representing local officials have voted to merge.

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Happy Independence Day!

This weekend is a time to celebrate our nation’s democracy – and for electiongeeks to take a step back and appreciate all they do to make that democracy work. I’m taking a short blogging break and the blog will return next Tuesday, July 7. Have fun, be safe and see you next week!


If It Were Easy Everyone Would Do It: Fairfax County Registrar Steps Down

Fairfax County’s general registrar is stepping down after asking not to be reappointed to another term. While her tenure was marked by complaints about management problems, the record suggests that the office itself is a problem to manage – which the county needs to address before another registrar is hired. Partisanship in one of the state and nation’s most Democratic counties may also have played a role.


Supreme Court Declines to Hear Proof-of-Citizenship Case

The Supreme Court’s refusal to hear a case involving Kansas’ proof-of-citizenship law for voter registration means that a case challenging that law and the dual registration system set up to administer it can proceed – and that the larger constitutional dispute between states and the federal government over the nature of the Constitution’s Election Clause persists unresolved.

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