A recent article on a risk-limiting audit in California is a fascinating – and valuable – look at the process of post-election auditing.
Election Day 2012 is 100 days away. That’s a lot of time – but there’s still a lot to do.
A new report from Pew paints a vivid and striking picture of the fierce (yet predictable) spike in voter registrations before each general election.
“Counting Votes” is a new report looking at the state of voting technology in the U.S. There’s a lot here, but most important (in my opinion) are the best practices underpinning the report which should help inform the conversation nationwide.
The State of New Mexico recently decided to make registration forms instead of buying them from a vendor. Failure to print enough forms, however, has put local offices – especially Bernalillo County (Albuquerque) – in a bind.
Brian Newby’s weekend post focusing on returned postcards is a master class on the effects of mobility on election administration in the weeks and months leading up to Election Day.
Wake County is facing a difficult decision – driven by fiscal and other considerations – related to polling places and “one-stop” voting sites in this fall’s election.
North Carolina recently ran a runoff election with turnout so low that some polling places had no voters. That’s bad for a variety of reasons – and should prompt an examination of why some elections prompt voters (not) to vote with their feet.
The New York City Board of Elections’ recent decision to adopt new vote counting procedures offers the promise (however small) of a new approach to election administration in the Big Apple.
Efforts to use a federal database to identify and remove non-citizen voters are gathering steam in in Florida and Colorado – but may still hit a roadblock in the form of local election officials concerned about the timing and accuracy of such checks.