The January 2018 edition of the National Conference of State Legislatures’ Canvass newsletter is out with an overview of election legislation across the nation in 2017. It’s an incredibly valuable service for the election community, giving us all a window into state capitols across the nation.
I’ve written several times over the years about the ongoing drama in North Carolina, where partisan battles over election administration have created uncertainty about who, exactly, is in charge of the state’s voting process. Now, new court rulings have raised the ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ factor in the Tar Heel State.
Virginia’s legislature will form a joint legislative subcommittee to study possible changes to the state’s election system after a hard-fought and occasionally controversial 2017 election cycle.
Merle King is retiring from his post at Kennesaw State’s election center, and he recently sat down (virtually) with electionline’s Mindy Moretti for an “exit interview” for electionlineWeekly.
The future of a new voting model in California’s Nevada County is in doubt after supervisors expressed doubts about the cost and other specifics – surprising the county’s election official, who thought he’d been keeping them in the loop.
The long-running battle between Wisconsin Senate Republicans and the state’s election commission flared again yesterday when the chamber voted – on party lines – to block the confirmation of the state’s election director, setting up yet another fight over the agency’s future.
Idaho legislators are currently considering a proposal to remove gender questions from voter registration forms, in a nod to growing understanding of gender identity among voters – as well as to head off lawsuits.
The 2017 elections in Virginia have received lots of attention, but just a few hours to the north, New Jersey’s results – specifically, replacing outgoing Governor Chris Christie with Phil Murphy – could soon mean some big changes in election law in the Garden State.
In this week’s electionlineWeekly, Mindy Moretti has the fascinating (and heartwarming!) story of a partnership between Denver’s election office and a city program aimed at providing employment for homeless city residents.
Missouri yesterday became the latest state to join the Electronic Registration Information Center (ERIC), a multistate exchange designed to help states identify both ineligible voters as well as eligible but unregistered individuals.