June 2015

Supreme Court Declines to Hear Proof-of-Citizenship Case

The Supreme Court’s refusal to hear a case involving Kansas’ proof-of-citizenship law for voter registration means that a case challenging that law and the dual registration system set up to administer it can proceed – and that the larger constitutional dispute between states and the federal government over the nature of the Constitution’s Election Clause persists unresolved.

Get ‘Em Young (cont.): Ridgefield, CT High School Interns Recommend Changes to Improve Turnout

Two Ridgefield, CT high school students drafted and presented a report to their town government looking at strategies the town can use to improve voter turnout. It’s continued proof of the value of involving young people – who are the future of election administration – in efforts to learn about the nuts and bolts (and also the politics) of managing the nation’s election system.

Distance Lends Enlightment: Newby in Albania

Brian Newby traveled to Albania to view the country’s national election. Fortunately for all of us, he took the time to make some observations about U.S. elections, too – and share them online via ElectionDiary.