A new bipartisan bill in New Jersey would use state funds to dramatically increase pollworker pay, both in an effort to attract new workers and to reward those already serving.
Federal courts in Tennessee and Florida have issued rulings in ongoing disputes regarding voter registration in their respective states – both of which could be significant in 2020 and beyond.
A Texas woman sentenced to five years in prison for casting an illegal vote in 2016 is appealing her conviction, citing several issues with the charges against her.
Chicago is using a new citywide mailing to seek email addresses for over 1.5 million voters in the Windy City, which it hopes to use to keep them informed and provide options on programs like vote by mail.
A federal judge has refused Tennessee’s motion to dismiss a lawsuit against a new law that threatens voter registration groups with civil and criminal penalties if there are problems with the applications they submit.
New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu vetoed a bill that would have established no-excuse absentee voting, citing the Granite State’s “unique” traditions and supporting local officials who had argued it would create problems at the polls.
electionline.org’s Mindy Moretti has a very cool story in this week’s newsletter about an effort in Utah to use new technology to identify voters’ physical locations in areas where addresses don’t exist.
Earlier this week I wrote about the potential impacts of Hurricane Dorian on elections next Tuesday in North Carolina. Now, the state board of elections has launched a website intended to assist voters with early voting schedule changes and closures associated with the storm.
National Public Radio’s Pam Fessler, who’s back on the electiongeek beat after a year-long book sabbatical, has a great new piece that looks at states’ search for new voting equipment, with a focus on Pennsylvania.
North Carolina voters in two special Congressional elections scheduled for next Tuesday are being urged by state officials to cast early ballots ahead of a potential landfall from Hurricane Dorian.