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The Democracy Fund is supporting the Overseas Vote Foundation in an effort to enlist election officials and computer scientists to dig deeper into the topic of remote online voting and identify new approaches that incorporate security, auditability and usability.
In the latest ElectionDiary, Brian Newby takes stock of the current obstacles to voting and decides to “lead with his chin” by declaring 2014 The Year of the Voter.
Ohio’s Secretary of State says new data showing evidence of non-citizen voting means that the state needs online voter registration – a slightly different approach from other states where similar data had led to calls for voter ID.
The nation’s high court declined to hear a case challenging Minnesota’s electioneering restrictions on campaign apparel and buttons in the polling place. Issues remain, however – meaning that the case is resolved for now but likely not forever.
Virginia’s Attorney General recount is underway, and with it comes a rare opportunity to go behind the election returns to see election administration in action.
A federal judge has given the U.S. Election Assistance Commission until January 17 to rule on requests by Arizona and Kansas to add proof of citizenship requirements to the federal registration form.
A new report prepared by the Research Triangle Institute finds that Pew’s ERIC multi- state data exchange had measurable and positive effects on election administration in participating states.
Overvote protections mandated by the Help America Vote Act might have saved the votes of nearly 3,600 Bostonians in the recent mayoral primary, MIT’s Charles Stewart finds.
Two recent articles by leading election law experts suggest that a system based on data and disclosure could be a viable alternative for the Voting Rights Act after the Supreme Court decision in Shelby County v Holder.