Democracy Fund’s Adam Ambrogi: “Tech is Not the Enemy”

The Democracy Fund’s Adam Ambrogi has a new piece entitled “Tech is Not the Enemy” in the Carnegie Reporter about the role technology can and does play in improving the voting experience. It’s a fantastic read, calling on everyone (especially appropriators!) to recognize the role such technology plays in the voting process.

EAC’s New Quorum Publishes VVSG 2.0 for Public Comment

The election community’s long(!) wait for a fully-constituted EAC paid off yesterday with the announcement that the full Commission has unanimously voted to release Version 2.0 of the Voluntary Voting System Guidelines for public comment. It’s a welcome sign that the EAC is back to business shortly after being restored to full strength.

ElectionlineWeekly on 2018 EAC Clearie Award Recipients

This week, the U.S. Election Assistance Commission announced the winners of its 2018 “Clearie” awards recognizing state and local election offices for best practices in election administration – and, as usual, electionlineWeekly’s Mindy Moretti has the story.

TODAY: BPC Hosts “The Voting Experience: 2018 and the Future”

Today in Washington, DC the Bipartisan Policy Center – with support from the Democracy Fund – is hosting a conference entitled “The Voting Experience: 2018 and the Future” and focused on “key moments in election administration during the 2018 midterm elections, and a look ahead to what steps can be taken to improve the voting experience for all Americans in 2020.”

Last Chance? Ohio to Send Purged Voters One More Mailing

Ohio’s new Secretary of State is taking steps to soften – at least temporarily – a controversial state practice that resulted in the removal of hundreds of thousands of voters in 2018 by sending recently-purged voters a voter registration card at their last known address.

Sandusky, OH Makes Election Day a Paid City Holiday

Sandusky, Ohio leaders are making national news after moving to make Election Day a paid holiday by swapping it with Columbus Day. The city’s move is certain to inspire conversation and maybe even action in other communities – especially with elections front of mind with the 2020 election rapidly approaching.

Fantastic! The EAC is Officially Four Again

Yesterday, the U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC) was formally restored to full membership for the first time in nearly ten years with the swearing in of two new recently confirmed Commissioners.