After a long delay and persistent pressure from local election officials, Florida’s governor announced yesterday that the Sunshine State will finally join the Electronic Registration Information Center (ERIC) – joining 28 other states and the District of Columbia as the 30th member.
A few weeks ago, I wrote about a close election in Mississippi decided by one vote after a thumb drive with results was discovered and added to the Election Night count. Yesterday, the election official involved issued a statement clarifying what happened.
Texas Governor Greg Abbott has appointed Ruth Ruggero Hughs as Texas’ new Secretary of State, filling the position of chief state election officer after a voter purge controversy resulted in the resignation of the previous Secretary.
Ohio’s Secretary of State is drawing attention for two programs aimed at the registration rolls – one which seeks to use postcards to add eligible but unregistered voters and another that seeks help in reaching inactive voters in danger of being removed.
My friend and colleague Mindy Moretti has been collecting election news stories for electionline.org for a long time – and over the years, she’s noticed one kind of story that seems to pop up almost every Election Day: a car crashing into a polling place.
Today, the U.S. Election Assistance Commission will host a forum on election security focusing on the role of software updates in protecting the nation’s election systems.
Thanks to a law enacted earlier this year, starting in October Montana UOCAVA voters with a federal Common Access Card (CAC) will be able to use it to digitally sign registration and voting transactions.
The State of Wisconsin is considering using some of its federal cybersecurity funds to loan updated computers to municipalities after an expert warned that the state could be vulnerable because many localities are facing issues with outdated Windows boxes.
The Federal Voting Assistance Program (FVAP) recently released its 2018 Report to Congress, and as part of that release has produced a short piece entitled “The State of the Military Voter” using data from the report to demonstrate the gains that have been made for servicemembers and their families in years since the passage of the MOVE Act of 2009.
Michigan’s Secretary of State and several local clerks are seeking new legislation to permit an earlier start on absentee ballot tabulation in in order to have more time to manage what’s expected to be a significant increase in the number of voters casting such ballots.