Regular readers of the blog know that I am fond of saying “there is no small stuff in elections” – and the latest example of that comes from Meridian, MS, where local officials are seeking to ensure that one central polling place is not too hot for the August state primary.
North Carolina’s State Board of Elections has delayed its certification of voting equipment due to cybersecurity concerns – and the state is asking companies to disclose their ownership structures as a result.
State legislatures across the nation have begun to adjourn for the year, and electionlineWeekly’s Mindy Moretti has a look at what transpired in the states in 2019 in the area of elections.
Pennsylvania’s Legislature is defying the Governor’s call to upgrade the state’s voting equipment – refusing to include the necessary funds in the budget and saying he should remove the threat of decertifying old machines in advance of the 2020 election.
Yesterday, Pasco County, FL’s Brian Corley posted some thoughts on “Social Media and the 2020 Election” that are worth reading as we prepare for the fiercely-fought national election cycle. Bottom line: social media makes it easy to share anything, including disinformation; if you see something, don’t necessarily share something.
Oregon lawmakers are considering legislation that would restrict election officials’ ability to promote themselves on voting materials in years they are on the ballot after complaints that some county officials’ names are a little too prominent on materials sent to voters.
Election officials in almost all of Florida’s 67 counties were forced to return federal election security funds after the 2018 general election because of the state’s delay in obtaining the funds – and restrictions on how and when it could be spent.
As the nation begins to mark the centennial of the passage and ultimate ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment to the Constitution – granting women the vote – electionlineWeekly’s Mindy Moretti reached out to other female election leaders across the country for their thoughts on the issue of suffrage.
Newly-elected Arizona Secretary of State Katie Hobbs and the state legislature are at odds over election funding in the latest state budget – especially regarding funds for federal matching and for the SoS to assist localities. Here’s hoping the two sides can make it work before preparations for 2020 get too much further underway.
The District of Columbia City Council is considering some big changes to the city’s election laws, including authorizing voting while incarcerated (including vote-by-mail!) for felons and a Colorado-style ballot delivery system with ballots mailed to all voters.