Being Online is Still Not Enough, Pew’s updated assessment of state election websites nationwide, is an excellent opportunity to examine what voters want from technology. [HINT: The answer is always “MORE.”]
A recent question at a meeting I attended about the effect of election decentralization spurred me to consider how the focus on election jurisdictions’ many differences obscures their even greater similarities.
News that the first ballots have already been cast in New Hampshire’s Presidential primary offers an opportunity to look at the emergence of the permanent election and consider its impact on the future of election administration.
A new Brennan Center report brings the call for usability to voting machines – especially those that notify voters about overvotes that will invalidate a ballot. It’s also got some amazing visual and statistical analysis for the election geek on your holiday list!
The blog is on a travel-related light schedule … watch this space in the next few days for more!
Short post today as I’m in New York City for a meeting of state and local election IT professionals. Looking forward to sharing some of the ideas here!
Maricopa County’s 2010 General Election Review is the latest subject of Pew’s Election Data Dispatches. It’s an amazing data feast for election geeks – come dig in!
Weston, CT is unhappy about being included in the latest statewide audit of voting machines. This post examines the underlying issues – which are likely to recur as more and more jurisdictions embrace the concept of auditing.
New Hampshire’s primary – and the election administration “starting gun” for the 2012 election – is just six weeks away. Here are some storylines worth watching as we move into a presidential election year.
A quick pre-Thanksgiving peek at two stories that feel like they’ll be with us for awhile. [Programming note: the blog will return on Monday, November 28.]