March 2015







Big Cities, Small Turnout: What (if Anything) to DO?

Los Angeles just approved charter amendments designed to boost sagging municipal turnout by pairing those elections with federal and state races beginning in 2020. Those changes are worth watching given the slump in big city turnout nationwide.




Even After Return, Congressional Opposition to EAC Continues

Even as the election community nationwide celebrates the return of the Election Assistance Commission, Congressional opponents – who think the EAC is unnecessary and wasn’t missed during its lack of a quorum – are moving ahead with legislation to eliminate it.