As a followup to yesterday’s post, here’s a quick rundown on the Senate Rules Committee hearing with the co-chairs of the Presidential Commission on Election Administration.
The Senate Rules Committee will discuss two key federal election policy efforts today – the PCEA and the EAC. It will be interesting to see if (and how) they fit them together.
Rejoice, election geeks – electionline returns Thursday!
David Bjerke of Falls Church, VA is particularly thoughtful on lots of issues – and he shares his recent thoughts on the value of vote-by-mail in a piece written in the wake of criticism of the Presidential Commission’s report.
Citizens for Election Integrity Minnesota has released a new document delineating the desirable parameters of recounts – it’s a must-download for anyone who might face a recount – which in today’s world is everyone.
A federal judge in Kansas will hear the challenge to an EAC decision about proof of citizenship requirements for voter registration – but in an administrative law proceeding that limits the record and is extremely deferential to the EAC.
A new Georgia proposal to limit early voting in “small cities” to save money is sparking debate because it might also affect not-small cities like Atlanta. In a state where the legacy of the Voting Rights Act is a hot topic, this bill has the potential to become a flashpoint.
Name mismatches associated with Texas’ new voter ID law are likely to be a key factor in next month’s statewide primary vote. While counties are handling that possibility differently, all of them will need to be ready to “catch grenades” about ID on Election Day.
A recent USA Today story on voting technology – driven by the PCEA’s identification of an “impending crisis” – is proof of the power of the Commission to drive the election policy debate in directions that can help advance the field.