Election Day’s approach means a temporary pause in election administration news. We’ll take the hint and be back tomorrow.
As Election Day approaches, the smart folks at the Voting Information Project are starting to release state-specific “gadgets” to help voters navigate the process. They also have a snazzy new video that explains how it all works. Check it out!
The Colorado fight over inspection of voted ballots took another twist when clerks argued that data they already collect could be used to compromise the secrecy of individual ballots. It’s an interesting story – and one which could recur in other states.
A new Pew Election Data Dispatch looks at the readability of state ballot language. The results suggests the election community has a ways to go to make ballots clearer to voters.
In an era where local election administration news gets increasingly harder to come by, the Patch.com network is a treasure trove of details about the voting process nationwide.
Voice is the new frontier for communicating with mobile devices. This post looks at a few new developments in the field of smartphone development and assesses their potential value for the field of elections.
Missing ballot language in Mississippi about the fiscal impact of voter ID and other initiatives has state and local election officials scrambling to complete voters’ ballot content before Election Day.
New military voting data released this week presents the most complete snapshot to date of how well the election system works for these voters. I asked a few election geeks for an analysis of the data – and what they told me was fascinating.
Being an election official is sometimes a lonely business – especially when circumstances conspire to put you at the center of a heated dispute, as one Connecticut clerk is finding out.
A recent Politico piece looked at K Street’s struggles to adopt (and adapt to) social media. Election offices are already making their way down that learning curve.