Iowa’s new Secretary of State is already making sounds – and plans – for a more cooperative approach to the office including OVR and epollbooks, signalling a shift in tone from his fraud-focused combative predecessor.
Taking a short break … back sometime next week!
DailyKos contributor Dante Atkins wrote about hand recounts – and despite my own preconceptions about the role of partisan operatives and litigants, it’s a really good read that shows how a well-run process with mutual respect can pay dividends for all concerned.
PCEA co-chairs Ben Ginsberg and Bob Bauer have sent letters to the three new EAC Commissioners calling for quick action on three important parts of the nation’s voting technology testing and certification system.
Cook County, IL has released its latest post-election report – examining the 2014 general election – and it’s full of fascinating information about turnout as well as the impact of election law changes like EDR and early voting.
Senate confirmation of three new EAC Commissioners reminds me of the excitement and speculation that accompanies the election of a new Pope. The EAC has a long to-do list and challenges to face but at least it’s back in the game.
IEEE has prepared a draft of its election results reporting standard – which offers the promise of assisting everyone in the field with storing, reporting and analyzing election data. The deadline to comment and vote is January 15, 2015 – take a look!
Virginia’s Governor is asking the state General Assembly to approve $28 million to purchase and distribute upgraded voting technology (including voting machines and e-pollbooks) to the Old Dominion’s localities. It’s an important step.
NPR’s Zoe Mathews has the story of an ACLU lawsuit against New Hampshire’s prohibition on “ballot selfies.” Plaintiffs say it infringes on political speech, but I think there are lots of other opportunities to speak and the risk of vote buying or coercion is too great.
Outgoing Nevada SoS Ross Miller is the final subject for electionlineWeekly’s series of “exit interviews”.