Northern Virginia’s Arlington County wants to allow expired driver’s licenses and passports to serve as valid voter IDs, saying that such documents do not expire for identity purposes. Not surprisingly, not everyone agrees.
The District of Columbia took a big step toward adopting online voter registration earlier this week … and apparently no one in the media noticed.
Brian Newby’s latest ElectionDiary journeys into the weeds of provisional ballots, which in turn illuminates all kinds of fascinating questions about elections in his community and nationwide.
A state court judge has ruled that Kansas’ plans for a two-track registration system can proceed while a challenge to the state’s proof of citizenship law works its way through the federal courts.
Discovery of voter registrations at a mailbox center has resulted in the invalidation of 141 registrations in Minneapolis and ignited heightened ill will in an already contentious race between a longtime State House incumbent and the Somali-American community.
An upcoming special election in the Nation’s Capital is going to cost District taxpayers $300,000 – an unfortunate and wasteful public expense, but at least it illuminates the fixed costs of setting up an election.
The combination of the remnants of a thirty-year old annexation debate and a special election have highlighted an odd little “doughnut” of a precinct that Montgomery County, VA says could cost it as much as $3,000.
[I’m baaaack ….] A looming county-by-county recount in California in the razor-thin race for Controller has election officials anxious about many things but especially process, cost and preparations for November.
Taking a short break for the Fourth … see you back here on the Eighth!