Election Day went very smoothly for most of the nation – which is good for the country and the election community, but can be uncomfortable for any jurisdictions where problems do arise because they tend to stand out. It can be even more difficult when the problems arise in a state where results are being closely scrutinized for their political impact. Meet Durham County, North Carolina.
Most of the country, like me, is more than a little sleep-deprived this morning after a long Election Day so let’s keep it simple for now with a quick roundup. [UPDATED midday with a few I missed in this morning’s haze.]
I’ve already said a lot about this election, and there will be a lot more to say starting tomorrow. Today, we vote.
It’s almost here … at this time tomorrow, polls will be open in several states for Election Day and the long-awaited (and eagerly anticipated) close to the 2016 election campaign will be underway. Looking ahead to tomorrow, I’d like to report something I first wrote in 2012 and re-posted in 2014. It’s surprisingly still pretty fresh, and a good guide on how to watch what does (and doesn’t) happen tomorrow.
Election Day is now just four days away (raise your hand if you’re ready; yeah, me too) and electionline’s Mindy Moretti is looking ahead in this week’s newsletter with 16 things to watch next Tuesday, November 8.
With Election Day just a few days away, cybersecurity continues to be a key topic – and in Ohio, the state’s chief election official is tapping an unusual source for help: the National Guard. It’s just the latest example of how the job of election administration is changing and expanding – and proof that an election official’s list of contacts has to grow to keep pace with the challenge.
The Council of State Governments has a new report that makes numerous recommendations about how states and localities can better serve their military and overseas voters. While this report may be competing right now with a lot of other pre-election news, it has some key insights for policymakers and election officials on the best ways to serve voters around the world.
In case you hadn’t heard, Election Day is one week away … and if you’re not one of the 20+ million people who’ve already voted, now is the time to figure out where, when and how to cast your ballot. Fortunately, answers to those questions are handier than ever, thanks to Get To The Polls – a joint effort by Pew, Google and numerous tech partners via the Voting Information Project.