Starting next weekend, New York State voters will have the opportunity to cast their votes in person before Election Day – though the rollout has raised some issues that the state hopes to address before next year’s presidential election.
The 2019 election is an off year in most places, but three states (Kentucky, Louisiana and Mississippi) have statewide elections that include the office of Secretary of State. electionline’s Mindy Moretti has a preview of all three races in this week’s newsletter.
A Wisconsin group has filed a complaint with the State Election Commission after a decision to hold off on changing the status of voters who are being sent letters because there are indications they may have moved.
Last week’s electionlineWeekly has a great farewell piece of sorts on election security by Joseph (“Joe”) Lorenzo Hall, who’s moving on from exclusively election-focused work to join the Internet Society as its new Senior Vice President for a Strong Internet.
Louisiana’s Secretary of State race will head to a second runoff in less than a year, with incumbent Kyle Ardoin and challenger Gwen Collins-Greenup once again meeting head-to-head as voters choose the state’s chief election official for the next four years.
Heading out of town this long weekend … the blog will take a short break and return Tuesday, October 15. Stay tuned.
Maryland’s State Board of Elections convened an emergency meeting yesterday and overruled the Montgomery County election board’s decision not to open an additional early voting site.
The effort in Florida to implement Amendment 4, restoring voting rights to individuals previously convicted of felonies, is creating confusion because would-be voters are required to pay old fines and fees – but the state and counties have no reliable record of what those are.
The City of Minneapolis, MN has consolidated all of its election operations in a new home, where equipment and staff will now share a single building rather than be spread across the city.
The Democracy Fund’s Natalie Adona is about to do something unusual in the election field: move from policy work back into election administration as she joins Nevada County, CA as a local election official. She sat down with electionlineWeekly’s Mindy Moretti for one of the site’s eagerly-anticipated “exit interviews.”