Number 30 Finally Gets In the Game: Florida Joins ERIC

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.

Ruth Ruggero Hughs Appointed Texas Secretary of State

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.