December 2018

SoS Class of 2018 at Full Capacity: Raffensperger, Ardoin Win GA, LA Runoffs

The Class of 2018 for secretaries of state officially got its last two members last week with the victories of Georgia’s Brad Raffensperger and Louisiana incumbent’s Kyle Ardoin in their respective state runoffs. Both new SoS face challenges in 2019 and beyond, from litigation to voting equipment – and elections in 2019 and 2020.

electionlineWeekly on “What’s Next?” in Election Cybersecurity

electionlineWeekly’s Mindy Moretti talked to election cybersecurity experts about what’s next in the field. While it’s certainly true that cyberthreats continue to proliferate, the growing level of attention in the field suggests election officials and policymakers are increasingly in a posture that allows them to confront these challenges head on.

RED FLAGS: Many Warnings Before Election Night Problems in Porter County, IN

Porter County, IN’s clerk’s office had numerous indications that the 2018 election was going to be challenging – but no one addressed them sufficiently before Election Day (and Night, and everything afterwards) became a difficult mess. It’s a helpful reminder to pay serious attention to indications of potential problems as they arise.