I’m taking a short break to head south for some sunshine and spring training … the blog will return Wednesday, March 27. See you then and stay tuned!
Articles by Doug Chapin
It’s rare, but not unprecedented, to see stories where a jurisdiction holds an election where no one votes … but one New York village yesterday ran a mayoral election with no candidates on the ballot. It’s a helpful reminder that outreach is key for election officials no matter how small the item on the ballot.
A new report from Nonprofit Vote and the US Elections Project examines turnout in the 2018 midterm elections and assesses the role election policies like registration reforms and Vote at Home may have played last November.
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is bringing a new approach to election cybersecurity by developing a new voting system designed to resist attacks through more secure hardware.
electionlineWeekly’s Mindy Moretti has a look at new audit software that will soon be available nationwide, thanks to a partnership between the State of Colorado and a new entity that will assist jurisdictions in customizing it to their needs.
With special elections and legal challenges on the immediate horizon, North Carolina’s legislature is considering legislation that would delay implementation of the state’s new voter ID mandate.
Oregon’s governor and key legislative leaders want to enact prepaid ballot postage, but some lawmakers and advocates are wary of the cost in tight budgetary times.
Virginia’s State Board of Elections – which is slated to grow under a new bill currently awaiting final enactment – has three new faces after the Governor exercised his right to appoint new members.
On Monday, I shared the news that Ramsey County, MN’s Joe Mansky was retiring after an illustrious career as a state and local election official. Not one to waste any time, my friend and colleague Mindy Moretti took the opportunity to reach out to him for one of her famous electionlineWeekly exit interviews.
Legislators in Idaho had to scramble to find the required $2 million for the state’s 2020 presidential primary after the Secretary of State forgot to include it in his budget request. It’s a helpful reminder that even state policymakers can be confused by the details of budget writing as laws change.