Voters across the nation are sending vote by mail ballots back to their local election offices, but sometimes they carry the voter’s choices – and not enough postage. Fortunately, that’s not an issue thanks to agreements between election offices and the Postal Service. Either way, voters with such ballots should get them in the mail very soon to ensure they arrive in time to get counted.Read More
Justin Timberlake is having a busy week. Not only is he promoting his new movie, but his recent ballot selfie taken has taken the the debate over such photographs to another level with Election Day approaching. States have a variety of rules about selfies – and there are concerns about their potential for fraud – but it’s undeniable that the phenomenon is taking off nationwide.
With the general election approaching, school districts are making the decision to close schools on Election Day, citing rising tension over the presidential campaign and fears of chaos – or even violence – at the polls.
Last Friday, Internet users across America were affected by an apparent worldwide distributed denial of service (DDOS) attack using an army of household appliances to barrage the network with data requests. That could be a problem on Election Day, but not if voters use information already available to learn about voting – or, if they’re willing and able to do so, to cast their ballots.
Election 2016’s fight for the White House and control of Congress gets lots of attention – and rightly so – but there are many, many other contests on the ballot, including several that could affect how future voters cast their ballots. If nothing else, election geeks can keep an eye on these questions on Election Night as we wait for the other high-visibility races to be decided.