May 2017

Maricopa Recorder’s New Registration Procedure Generates Controversy

Maricopa County, AZ’s new recorder is sparking controversy with a new registration procedure aimed at assisting those whose initial applications lacked proof of citizenship. His solution – having his office research missing information and add voters accordingly rather than asking them to supply the info and wait for response – is generating opposition and suggestions that this is a decision for legislators, not election officials.


Unusual Thursday Special Election Creating Problems for Some Montana Clerks

On Thursday, May 25 Montana voters will go to the polls to select a new statewide member of Congress – and the date is proving difficult for some counties whose regular polling places will be unavailable on that date. The biggest problem is that a late May election date runs headlong into the end of the school year, which means many regular polling places are otherwise spoken for, sending voters elsewhere.