Stateline’s Jake Grovum – one of a small handful of reporters on the election geek “beat” – reviews the growing common ground between the parties on issues like online and same-day registration – though differences on early voting and funding remain.
Grand County, Utah is moving to an all vote by mail system for the upcoming primary and while election officials believe it will improve service and cut costs, there is still work to be done to sell the change to voters used to “the way we’ve always done it.”
Brian Newby’s latest ElectionDiary is a detailed but important look at how one jurisdiction (Johnson County, KS) is struggling to balance planning for the future with the need to manage money today.
A new article out of Lake County, Indiana details election administration costs in the recent May primary – a piece that deserves to be the latest stop on my Election Costs Across America tour!
electionlineWeekly was kind enough to give me some space to elaborate on my remarks about growing the field of election administration – hopefully you’re as excited about the future as I am! [Happy Memorial Day Weekend; blog returns Tuesday 5/27.]
Massachusetts is about to adopt a wide-ranging reform bill including OVR and early voting, putting a dent in its reputation as (in the words of a former electionline colleague) “the place where election reform goes to die.”
A federal appeals court has upheld a lower court’s order that the New York City Board of Elections address and improve the accessibility of the City’s polling places for people with disabilities. That work will take time, but at least now it can start.
The University of Chicago’s Harris School held an event yesterday on implementation of the PCEA’s recommendations – and while I couldn’t attend I was grateful to have a chance to shoot a short video on the future of election administration.
Fulton County (Atlanta) GA is another community where voting problems drew criticism – and scrutiny – in 2012 and 2013. With tomorrow’s statewide primary on the horizon, the County is hoping to get on the comeback trail.
No blog today – off to UVA for Commencement – see you next Monday!