Kansas’ Johnson County (Overland Park), facing a vacancy in its election office on the eve of the 2020 election cycle, has turned to a familiar face and named former commissioner Connie Schmidt interim commissioner of elections.
Colorado’s Mesa County (Grand Junction) recently discovered hundreds of uncounted ballots from last November election in an election drop box. It’s just the latest reminder that there is “no such thing as small stuff in elections.”
A three-judge panel of the U.S. Eleventh Circuit Court of Appeals has blocked Florida’s law limiting access to voter registration to former felons who have yet to pay outstanding legal fines and obligations, saying the requirement violates the constitution’s Equal Protection Clause.
MyVote Wisconsin, the state’s online voter resource, experienced issues yesterday that affected the site’s ability to provide polling locations in the 2020 Spring Primary.
The State of Minnesota has hired a new “cyber navigator” who will be responsible for assisting localities with managing election security in 2020 and beyond.
North Dakota and several Native American tribes have settled ongoing voter ID litigation, with the state agreeing to work with tribes on providing documents that can be used as proof of identity at the polls.
Wisconsin’s Election Commission is balking at a state law that would require all absentee voters to receive two, partially duplicate, ballots in the upcoming April 7 election.
California’s Secretary of State has rolled out a new service that will allow Golden State voters in many counties to check on the status of their vote-by-mail ballot.
The U.S. Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) recently announced that it has created an election security “tabletop in a box” for use by local officials in planning for potential threats to their election systems.
Miscommunication between Illinois’ Department of Corrections and the State Board of Elections resulted in the cancellation of the voter registrations for 774 former inmates.