Yesterday, the U.S. Election Assistance Commission released the 2018 Election Administration and Voting Survey (EAVS), providing comprehensive national data on the most recent federal general election. Arrival of the EAVS data is always a big day; can’t wait to see the election community dig into this huge trove of election data!
Today, the U.S. Election Assistance Commission will host the 2019 Election Data Summit on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC to mark the release of the 2018 Election Administration and Voting Survey (EAVS).
There was a huge upset in yesterday’s New York City primary as the Board of Elections retired the subway-themed “I Voted” sticker in favor of a new one featuring the Big Apple skyline. NYC’s subway sticker arguably helped launch the current era of community-specific (and often community-designed) I Voted stickers.
Rhode Island’s legislature is considering a bill that would put limits on write-in voting in an effort to reduce the amount of time required to tally joke votes like “Mickey Mouse.”
Gwinnett County, GA has eliminated a policy prohibiting direct elections assistance to localities after those communities asked to stop the need for running dual same-day elections in the county. It’s a small change, but one that could be a huge help to localities who want the county’s assistance in running municipal elections.
The latest electionlineWeekly “exit interview” features Delaware’s Elaine Manlove, who is stepping down as state election commissioner after a lengthy career in the First State.
Arlington County, VA is celebrating the career of outgoing elections director Linda Lindberg as she prepares to retire at the end of this month. Best of wishes to her in retirement – and here’s hoping Arlingtonians take her advice to “keep on voting”!
Democrats in the United States Senate are going to ramp up pressure to consider election security legislation with attempts to push standalone debate and votes on a series of bills. That push is facing skepticism from GOP leadership who resist federal interference in state and local control over elections.
Regular readers of the blog know that I am fond of saying “there is no small stuff in elections” – and the latest example of that comes from Meridian, MS, where local officials are seeking to ensure that one central polling place is not too hot for the August state primary.
North Carolina’s State Board of Elections has delayed its certification of voting equipment due to cybersecurity concerns – and the state is asking companies to disclose their ownership structures as a result.