Texas’ Secretary of State is scrambling for legislative support to keep his job amid concerns over voting rights after a federal court settlement ended a controversial voter list purge aimed at non-citizen voters.
New York City’s Board of Elections has put its entire voter list online – highlighting the fact that voter lists are public records but doing so in a way that has some critics nervous about privacy.
All of Washington State’s county auditors have signed on to a joint letter asking the state to cover its fair share of election costs. It’s just the latest example of the contentiously cooperative (cooperatively contentious?) relationship between states and localities on election administration.
Yesterday, Ohio’s new Secretary of State announced a bipartisan effort to consider automatic voter registration – with a possibility that it could be in place for the 2020 election. It’s definitely newsworthy for Ohio to see the SoS and lawmakers talking with (instead of at) one another on an issue of this magnitude.
The U.S. Census Bureau yesterday released the first data from its 2018 Registration and Voting Supplement, which provides the first detailed look at how many Americans voted in the recent midterm election.
E-pollbook vendor VRSystems is vigorously pushing back against a suggestion by the North Carolina State Board of Elections, drawing on the recently-released Mueller Report, that it was hacked during the 2016 election.
Federal funds intended to assist states with election security upgrades are still at an impasse in Minnesota, with just a month left in the state legislative session. It’s an unfortunate situation as partisan and policy disputes mean that the state may not be able to access election security funds in time to affect the 2020 election.
The latest electionlineWeekly takes a look at new tools that third-party registration drives can use to harness the value of online voter registration (OVR) and leave troublesome paper forms behind.
Election officials in Steamboat Springs, CO are postponing a municipal election scheduled for June by one week in order to account for potential printing delays, cost considerations for the counting process and the requirements of federal law.
After years of debate over policies that restrict voting, the State of Kansas has enacted a new law expanding access for Sunflower State voters. It’s a story of cooperation and collaboration that has been all too rare in Kansas in recent years.