Alyssa Katz, whose Tweet was the focus of my blog post Wednesday, follows up with more detail and her thoughts on social media and elections.
A recent blog post in the Miami Herald highlights the trend of current and former legislators expressing interest in running for county election supervisor jobs. That isn’t necessarily a bad thing.
Social media makes it easier than ever to take the pulse of voters on Election Day – but it also makes it possible for a single voter’s problem to reach a (very) wide audience.
A recent story on issues with ballot scanners in South Dakota and elsewhere highlights the value of jurisdictions’ willingness to commit to hands-on management of voting technology.
Recent decisions by legislators in New York and North Carolina have had significant impacts on the election budgets of election administrators in both states.
A recent controversy about an outside voter registration mailing in Florida highlights the challenge facing election offices when groups attempt to “help” voters.
Wrapping up the look back at the recent GeekNet in Minneapolis with a quick summary of some topics that came up in our discussions …
Geographic information systems (GIS) are becoming more and more valuable to election offices. Los Angeles County’s Ken Bennett’s GeekNet presentation highlights why (and how) GIS is poised to help election administrators do their jobs.
Maricopa County, Arizona has upgraded its provisional ballot process to handle the large volume of such ballots – a classic example of a bigger county using bigger resources to make a big job more manageable.
Dana Chisnell’s recent presentation on web design is a useful reminder to look past age and demographics to the things that really matter when users interact with technology.