A recent op-ed by the Obama campaign’s data director describes (and debunks popular misconceptions about) the “big data” phenomenon in politics. Election administrators should take note.
Nevada Secretary of State Ross Miller has proposed a new voter ID bill that would give poll workers access to voters’ photos instead of requiring them to produce ID. It’s an act of jujitsu on a long-running issue that has a fighting chance of success (pun intended).
Paul Gronke has a provocative piece about the pressure on election officials to speed ballot counts, especially in jurisdictions (like California) with large number of vote-by-mail ballots.
A razor-thin one-vote legislative race in Alexandria, MN with Election Day errors has local officials looking at the prospect of randomly removing ballots from the tally followed by an automatic recount and post-election litigation.