electionlineWeekly’s latest “First Person Singular” is with outgoing Minnesota Secretary of State Mark Ritchie, who is leaving after eight eventful years at the helm.
In what is (at least for me) a first, a tiny Colorado town is suing all of its voters after a residency dispute clouded the results of a recent election. Evidence in the case includes a sewing machine, allegedly non-secret ballots and mountains of unplowed snow.
Quick break – next post this Thursday!
“New website provides treasure trove of election data,” electionline’s Mindy Moretti says – reporting on a MAJOR new development in the field of election administration.
The United Kingdom is transitioning to a new system that relies heavily on an online registration component to build voter lists – a change that is raising concerns that will sound familiar to Americans watching a similar transition on our side of the pond.
Shawnee County, KS (Topeka) voters and poll workers had the chance to use a new iPad-based electronic poll book yesterday … and while there were some issues it seems to have gone well. The next big test will be November’s general election.
Hawaii is alerting voters to potential mistakes with their vote-by-mail ballots – a growing trend from election officials as the number of of such ballots increases nationwide.
Three separate but fascinating stories from the Old Dominion in the last week demonstrate that “Virginia is for Lovers” … of election geekery.
Yesterday, the Wisconsin Supreme Court upheld the state’s voter ID law in pair of split decisions – one which is likely to spawn more litigation in Wisconsin and the other which will be a part of the ongoing fight over the law in federal court.