This week’s electionlineWeekly looks at the effect of uncertainty about Wisconsin’s ID law on next Tuesday’s primary … and I quote Macbeth to urge the state Supreme Court to move quickly to resolve the uncertainty.
I’m moderating a panel today on the skills future (and current) generations of professionals will need to navigate the increasingly tech-heavy world of elections.
Pew’s latest Election Data Dispatch focuses on new data from Maricopa County, AZ demonstrating the significant benefits of online voter registration.
A recent cyber-attack on a Canadian party election raises the questions on what threats election officials can and should be able to predict and (if possible) prevent.
Candidates in Appleton, WI will no longer be allowed to bring doughnuts to pollworkers – and while that seems like a little thing it’s related to far bigger issues in the field of elections and politics.
After months of controversy and uncertainty in Indiana, the Governor’s appointment of Sen. Connie Lawson – who was an election official before joining the Legislature – is raising hopes that elections in the Hoosier State will now be a lot less interesting.
Recent stories out of Illinois about misaligned optical scan ballots are a vivid reminder of the tyranny of little things in election administration.
New Florida data cited in the latest Election Data Dispatch from Pew suggests that HAVA’s mandate of one accessible voting machine per polling place isn’t working. It may be time to look for another approach that actually assists disable voters in casting a ballot.
I’m participating today in a roundtable on the clearinghouse function of the EAC. Looking forward to a conversation about the value of data to election administration and the role the federal government can play in making such data available.
Recent developments in the voter ID debate – which are bringing the Voting Rights Act and state constitutions under scrutiny – have the potential to have a much greater impact on American elections than simply whether voters show ID at the polls.