Taking a summer break and heading to the lake … the blog will return Monday, August 5. Stay cool and stay tuned!
The latest electionlineWeekly features a story about an election cybersecurity program in Nebraska that’s breaking new ground – and garnering accolades in the process. Programs like these have come a very long way in a very short time – and just in time for what is likely to be a closely-watched and high-stakes election in 2020.
The Electronic Registration Information Center (ERIC) now has 29 members with the recent additions of Vermont and Kentucky, joining 26 states and The District of Columbia in an interstate exchange dedicated to improving voter registration rolls.
Purdue University will add expiration dates to student IDs to address concerns about compliance with Indiana voter ID requirements. The plan does leave some question about if students can use existing IDs in local elections this fall.
Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill announced yesterday that he had removed a Russell County registrar after findings that he had given improper advice about voter registration in municipal elections.
With Elaine Manlove’s recent retirement as Delaware election commissioner, there was a vacancy in the First State’s top election job – and Anthony Albence, her former assistant at the county level, is following her once again as he becomes the new commissioner.
Springfield, MA’s election office says there’s no money this year for a new voter notification postcard effort enacted by the City Council – but opposed by the mayor.
Harris County (Houston), TX is beginning the process of searching for new voting equipment that will bring new machines to one of the nation’s largest counties by 2021 at a potential cost of $74 million.
Thad Hall, a longtime electiongeek and scholar who has recently joined the ranks of local election administration, is heading west from Columbia, South Carolina to Arizona’s Cococino County to be in charge of elections there.
Election workers, lawyers and observers are converging on a former retail mall in Queens as the New York City Board of Elections prepares to conduct a recount of a razor-thin Democratic primary for Queens District Attorney.