June 2014







Rhode Island Poised to Eliminate Straight-Ticket Voting

Rhode Island is poised to eliminate the “master lever” straight-party voting option after large (but not unanimous) majorities in both houses of the Legislature. If it becomes law, it will create new challenges for election officials and voters alike.



Minnesota Debuts Online Absentee Ballot Request Tool

Minnesota is launching a new online tool for voters to request and track absentee ballots; this new capability – plus a switch to no-excuse absentee ballots – is bound to have a significant effect on voting (and vote-counting) in the North Star State.