2011



The Saga Continues: New York’s MOVE Act Waiver Denied

New York still hasn’t made changes to accommodate military and overseas voters as required by federal law. Already facing a federal lawsuit, the state’s latest request for an extension was denied. That doesn’t mean anything will happen soon, though.




Solving Elections’ “Snowplow Problem”

Unvoted ballots are a significant post-election challenge and a huge waste of public dollars. This post uses the analogy to the “snowplow problem” to look at efforts to more closely match ballot printing with voter demand for ballots.


Estimating Election Costs – Easier Than It Seems?

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.



“New Eyes” and Elections

A recent op-ed on smartphone voting points out the value of “new eyes” in the ongoing effort to modernize our system of elections.