South Carolina’s legislature is moving a bill that would provide state funding for the Palmetto State’s early presidential primary after confusion about who pays led to a lawsuit by counties in 2012.
Colorado counties are now working to ensure that every voter has a polling place of some kind within minutes of home. What does this mean for election administration – and what might it do to election costs?
A forthcoming law review article by Kentucky law professor Josh Douglas says that the U.S. Supreme Court is treating federal and state laws differently, to the detriment of voting rights. He proposes a greater attention to evidence in determining when any election law goes too far.
More than a year after Minnesota resisted one popular national trend by rejecting ID, it is now appearing to stall somewhat on another one: adoption of e-pollbooks. Indeed, the two developments appear to be somewhat related.
An Iowa court has struck down a controversial rule allowing the state to identify suspected non-citizen voters using a federal database and then remove them from the rolls.
Students at the well-regarded Rhode Island School of Design have applied their talents to election signs and ballots – and the results are fantastic and encouraging for the future growth of the elections field.
A summer 2013 break-in in Santa Rosa County, FL resulted in the theft of ballots and equipment valued at over $5,000. The case has now run cold – in part because no one seems very interested in investigating.
Brian Newby’s latest ElectionDiary is topical with Mother Nature’s latest – namely, snow. Brian looks at how continued snow challenges could (and should, in his view) lead to consolidation of elections to more metereologically friendly times of year.