Nebraska’s Secretary of State is proposing to require ID from voters who file address changes with the post office but don’t notify election officials. That proposal is drawing criticism from legislators content with continuing the “all or nothing” ID debate.
Legislators in both parties in Minnesota have questions about the Secretary of State’s recent online voter registration launch, which was accomplished without legislation – but what they decide to do about it could revive the state’s recent partisan election wars.
The after-effects of Wisconsin’s eventful 2012 election cycle remain, as a series of relatively minor election law changes recently sparked a renewal of the state’s fierce partisan battles.
Two programs to compare state voter lists are gaining currency and will undoubtedly have an impact on the election community – not to mention individual voters – nationwide.
Two upstate New York counties have entered into an arrangement to share printing costs in an effort to save money and utilize excess capacity.
A new report examines the impacts of off-year municipal elections in California and suggests that cost and turnout concerns should prompt a closer look at consolidation.
A new legal opinion by Arizona Attorney General Tom Horne makes the case for the legality of two-track registration systems apparently in the works in Arizona and Kansas – and could be seen as the basis for similar efforts elsewhere.
The State of Kansas is moving toward establishing a two-track voter list as uncertainty (and litigation) about the impact of the state’s proof-of-citizenship voting law continues.
Brian Newby’s latest ElectionDiary looks at the challenges associated with finding polling sites in a strangely unfriendly commercial market where optimism and Halloween(!) are constant competitors.
Yesterday, Detroit’s clerk successfully defended sending out absentee ballots for November’s election, citing the need to serve military voters (and the cost of reprinting unnecessary ballots) in addition to asserting her authority to run the city’s elections.