March 2019

New Mexico Passes One-Stop and Same-Day Voter Registration Bill

Last week, New Mexico’s legislature passed a sweeping registration bill that would bring one-stop and same-day voter registration to the Land of Enchantment. The bill still awaits the governor’s (expected) signature, but once enacted will bring significant changes almost immediately as state and local offices adjust to the new procedures.

Vote For Nobody: NY Village Holds Election with No Candidates

It’s rare, but not unprecedented, to see stories where a jurisdiction holds an election where no one votes … but one New York village yesterday ran a mayoral election with no candidates on the ballot. It’s a helpful reminder that outreach is key for election officials no matter how small the item on the ballot.

DARPA Developing New Voting System

The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is bringing a new approach to election cybersecurity by developing a new voting system designed to resist attacks through more secure hardware.