In the wake of the Shelby County case – which fundamentally altered many familiar aspects of the American electoral landscape – data (and the election geeks who love it) will be more important than ever.
Two new 2012 data products from the Election Assistance Commission give election geeks a lot to chew on …
The impact of the Supreme Court’s decision to cut back the Voting Rights Act is bound to have a wide-ranging impact, but Loyola’s Justin Levitt suggests that the decision could hit jurisdictions in a particularly painful place: the wallet.
Many would-be Kansas voters are unable to complete their registrations because of a technical problem involving proof-of-citizenship documents. It’s a familiar situation which other states will seek to avoid as they also look to share data to streamline voting.
The Presidential Commission on Election Administration has begun its deliberations – and while it won’t be offering legislative recommendations on big “hot button” topics, it will be focusing on key little things that may actually improve elections in the long run.
Dana Chisnell and her colleagues have released four more volumes of the already-popular Field Guides aimed at improving the voter experience. Get yours today!
New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie’s decision to schedule two elections in late 2013 – the general election and an October special to fill a vacant U.S. Senate seat – is sparking controversy and litigation, even as the state lays out its plans for this fall’s two votes.
MinnPost recently ran a story about efforts to expand early and absentee voting in Minnesota as part of a new Joyce-funded effort called “Effective Democracy.” It’s worth a look.
Yesterday’s Supreme Court opinion involving Arizona’s proof of citizenship requirement is fascinating because it has layers that will affect the short, medium and long-term of elections in the United States.
Pew’s Elections team has begun to release a series of state-level snapshots of data from 2012, providing a fascinating and concise way to look back at last year’s election.