This morning’s Daily News spotlights New York City’s curious (the paper calls it “insane”) method of tallying votes using its new voting machines. In an election year that could see New York voters head to the polls four times, this method may require re-thinking.
The recent resignation of a North Carolina election official shines a spotlight on the difficult- but necessary – task for election administrators to remain impartial in a world where everyone else is (loudly) choosing sides.
Evidence-based assessments of elections are closer to reality with the release of Pew’s new report looking at data sources in the field of election administration.
Well-publicized vote counting problems in the Iowa and Nevada caucuses highlight the need for professional election administration – but such services come at a cost that parties need to (but may not) be willing to bear.
Application Programming Interfaces, or APIs, are powerful tools that are beginning to transform American business and government. This post examines APIs and discusses how and where APIs could transform elections in the 21st century.
The recent recall of the Saguache, CO County Clerk for her role in a disputed 2010 election may have brought her term to an end, but the issues sparked by that election – continue to rage in the legislature, the courts and – soon – the Secretary of State’s office.
Elections aren’t perfect, but that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t try … a topic ElectionDiary’s Brian Newby discusses in a must-read new post. Go check it out.
Domicile is a complicated question in the field of elections – but mobile technology may hold the key to identifying when a voter or candidate claims one address but is actually using another, as Indiana’s Secretary of State may soon learn.
An internal EAC memo formally suspending the activities of two statutory boards created by the Help America Vote Act raises questions about the ability of work to continue under HAVA – and sparks a strong reaction from state election directors and secretaries of state who rely on the boards as avenues for input into federal election policy.