Pew’s latest Election Data Dispatch looks at cost data from Massachusetts’ recent special U.S. Senate election. The data suggests that even a modest investment in data collection can pay powerful dividends in certainty about election costs.
The razor-thin outcome in a Virginia State Senate race that could affect control of the chamber could lead to a recount. This post provides some background on the election details that could play a role.
A recent op-ed on smartphone voting points out the value of “new eyes” in the ongoing effort to modernize our system of elections.
In honor of Election Day 2011, some words from years past about the day itself.
With Election Day 2011 (and Election Day 2012!) rapidly approaching, here’s what every voter can do to make sure he or she is an “educated consumer” before casting a ballot.
Turnout of inactive voters in Colorado was up in 2011 after a controversy about whether or not they should receive ballots at all. This post wonders if the attention sparked by the controversy had anything to do with the results.
Pew’s new Election Data Dispatch looks at the growth in non-precinct place voting (NPPV). This post discusses what voters’ growing reliance on NPPV means for the field – and the future of election administration.
A new white paper by computer scientist David Jefferson on the differing characteristics of online commerce and online voting is a nice primer on the obstacles facing adoption of Internet voting in the United States.
A new study assessing the readability of state voter websites offers another chance to examine the issue of usability in the field of elections.