Law enforcement authorities have been asked to review alleged double voting in Virginia and Maryland in the 2012 election. While allegations like this are commonplace, when the evidence supports it election officials are right to follow the facts.
Johnson County’s (and ElectionDiary’s) Brian Newby was reappointed for four more years yesterday as election commissioner – and his background and bio are too good not to share!
Florida’s Secretary of State says that pre-election ballots probably outnumbered Election Day ballots in yesterday’s primary. While that makes sense, it’s a signal that the continued growth in non-precinct place voting is a trend to watch.
The eagerly-awaited dispute between Kansas and Arizona and the EAC reached the Tenth Circuit yesterday – and it appears the judges are ready to send it right back because Congress hasn’t confirmed a functioning EAC.
An Arizona judge reviewing a disputed city council election was asked to determine whether a balloting error was a “garden variety” mistake requiring a new vote. The answer goes beyond the specific case to a larger question about election administration.
Laramie County, Wyoming’s largest, was one of the last to report its results on Election Night in the recent primary. That had a lot to do with the technology involved – plus (believe it or not) the county had too many machines which slowed things more.
A new report by the California Voter Foundation finds that late delivery is not the only reason why vote-by-mail ballots are not counted – with missing or “bad” signatures comprising a significant proportion as well.
Back to college … blog should return tomorrow!
Concerns about availability and accuracy of ballots and other election materials in Yup’ik – a common Native Alaskan language – highlight similar challenges for other languages and communities nationwide.
The Los Angeles Ethics Commission is asking a city legislative committee to study the feasibility of establishing a lottery to improve voter turnout in city elections. At first blush it appears to be legally permissible, but is it a good idea?