Hamilton County, OH has finished an assessment of its poll workers as part of a larger review of the 2012 election – and 163 of those workers will not be asked back.
A single unsigned mail ballot has candidates and election officials in suspense in a close local race in Washington State.
Aaron Strauss – election geek extraordinaire! – has a new blog post proposing (and building) a tool to figure out how many machines and poll workers are necessary in a given precinct on Election Day.
Ohio is poised to debate and enact online voter registration – but the even bigger story is that both parties seem to like it.
Paul Gronke of Reed College’s Early Voting Information Center has created a series of eye-opening maps about the significant – yet uneven – expansion of polling place alternatives across the nation.
The State of Texas has replied to an effort by the U.S. Department of Justice to once again require preclearance of voting changes under the Voting Rights Act. The reply suggests that we may see another Supreme Court challenge sometime soon.
Cerro Gordo County’s Precinct Atlas software – developed in-house and shared with other Iowa counties – just earned the county $200,000 in current and future payments for the service.
Dana Chisnell is back with another edition of her online election design newsletter – and this time it’s about utilizing (oops, sorry – *using*) language that voters can understand.
Thirty Cincinnati police officers used a work address to register to vote, a County review has found – yet another example of the complexity of registration issues.
Jake Grovum of Pew’s Stateline news service has a terrific look at the scope of the coming clash between the U.S. Department of Justice and the states over the Voting Rights Act.