This week’s electionlineWeekly features another insightful (and funny) “First Person Singular” – this time by retiring Clark County registrar Larry Lomax … who’s beginning his retirement with a stint on the Presidential Commission on Election Administration!
A new post by George Mason’s Michael McDonald identifies a small increase in pre-Election Day voting in 2012 and makes two key observations about the likelihood of a continued upward trend and what it means for election officials.
Lake County, Ohio is seeking repeal of a 2006 law fixing a ratio of voters to voting machines. That effort suggests that the field is gaining awareness about how the notion of election capacity is changing as election methods are changing nationwide.
California’s continuing suspension of state mandates in elections – again, a feature of the newest budget deal – is a point of concern for local officials across the state.
The Miami-Dade online ballot request mystery took another turn as campaign staff for a member of Congress are now targets of an investigation into whether they sought to use the “phantom ballots” to influence the outcome of one or more races.
The latest story in electionlineWeekly examines the growth of vote-by-mail in Utah, and highlights some cost and postal issues that are especially interesting.
Illinois recently enacted online voter registration bill without any funds to cover it. If state and local officials go ahead with implementation – which they believe could save them money – it could change our understanding of the fiscal impact of election policy changes.
This guest post from a former student illustrates how the (off-the-field) mobility of Washington quarterback Robert Griffin III highlights the challenges of address changes for election officials nationwide.
The U.S. Supreme Court declined to hear an appeal from a federal appeals decision limiting polling place access to the media under Pennsylvania law.
New cost data from Ada County (Boise) Idaho makes it possible to calculate the cost of elections to voters and non-voters alike, regardless of turnout.