There has been a lot of talk lately about how different election changes might adversely affect political campaigns. Given the nature of campaigns, that concern is likely misplaced.
Election data can help tell stories that help guide election policy. Today’s post uses an old writer’s rule to illuminate the process of turning piles of election data into pictures that bring those stories to life.
Recent headlines highlight the importance of political geography and residency/domicile requirements in the American election system.
The latest issue of The Canvass – produced by the National Conference on State Legislatures – is a valuable guide to the impact of budget cuts on elections.
Mahoning County, OH’s switch to new voting technology is an excellent case study of the issues facing states and localities nationwide.
A disputed election in Saguache County, CO offers a fascinating look into the oft-overlooked relationship between election offices and their voters.
The D.C. Board of Elections and Ethics’ recent “after-action report” is a data-rich and practical look at election administration that is both a model and hopeful sign for the field.
On Thursday, September 8 a U.S. Senate subcommittee will hold a hearing on state ballot laws. I offer a few suggestions for questions that could help move the debate in a more productive direction.
A looming state-local controversy over absentee ballots in Ohio is resolved – and in its wake we may get some invaluable data about the future of elections across the country.
electionline.org, the nation’s premier site for news, information and analysis about election administration, will be moving to the Humphrey School on Tuesday, September 6 with continued support from The Pew Charitable Trusts.