A new Political Analysis piece examines Google search data on “voter registration” in 2012 and concludes based on that data that Election Day registration could have added 3-4 million new voters in that year’s general election.
Brian Newby has a new post at ElectionDiary that takes a student’s simple question about online voting and uses it to muse about how well the elections field does (and doesn’t) move at what he calls the “speed of life”.
Massachusetts’ longtime Secretary of State and new Governor are squaring off in a budget battle driven by partisanship and different approaches – a scene that will almost certainly be repeated this year in many other capitols nationwide.
Last week’s letter by a group of House Democrats to the GAO asks the agency to examine the impact of aging voting machines but also to look at the potential effect of registration reforms on turnout and participation overall.
After another election with lengthy tabulation delays, a Minnehaha County, SD committee recommends several changes – including earlier counting – to ease problems at the polls.
From this week’s electionlineWeekly: Despite varied paths into elections, it’s no accident election administrators are good at what they do.
Los Angeles just approved charter amendments designed to boost sagging municipal turnout by pairing those elections with federal and state races beginning in 2020. Those changes are worth watching given the slump in big city turnout nationwide.
Hillsborough County (Tampa) has established an Adopt-a-Precinct program that recruits nonprofit organizations to provide pollworkers and then donates their pay to charity. The supervisor calls it a “triple win” for the community.
Two Arkansas counties are discovering what happens when you lost track of election funding – either spending more than expected or failing to seek reimbursement – and now they’re scrambling to recover.
Even as the election community nationwide celebrates the return of the Election Assistance Commission, Congressional opponents – who think the EAC is unnecessary and wasn’t missed during its lack of a quorum – are moving ahead with legislation to eliminate it.