electionlineWeekly on Partnership Between West Virginia SoS, Air National Guard

The latest electionlineWeekly features a story by Mindy Moretti about a fascinating new partnership between the West Virginia Secretary of State’s office and the state’s Air National Guard wing. Given how much cyberdefense has become a key component of many military units, it makes sense for states to create partnerships like this one to protect their election systems.

Pennsylvania SoS Pedro Cortes Resigns

Pennsylvania Secretary of State Pedro Cortes resigned yesterday in a surprise move announced by the governor’s office without much warning or explanation. There is speculation – but no confirmation – that a growing controversy about the state’s registration procedures may have been a factor.

When an Open Door is a Problem: Controversy in Ohio’s Summit County

Many election offices across the country operate with an “open door” policy in an effort to demonstrate transparency, but the idea got pushed a little too far earlier this week in Summit County (Akron), Ohio when the doors to the Board of Elections office were automatically unlocked on Columbus Day when no one was there.