Virginia’s House of Delegates has enacted a series of changes to the state’s absentee ballot laws, including no-excuse absentee and a “postmark rule” for ballot return.
A Mississippi judge has ordered Yalobusha County (Coffeeville) to conduct a special election in just two precincts to resolve a dispute over the results of the recent sheriff’s race.
Florida’s Pasco County announced that it has moved its election website to a “dot-gov” address – a move that federal officials are urging local governments to take in order to enhance the security of their websites.
The U.S. Election Assistance Commission awarded 2019 Clearinghouse Awards (“Clearies”) to six election offices for their innovative work in pollworker recruitment and accessibility for voters with disabilities. They represent some of the most thoughtful and cutting-edge work being done right now in the elections field.
Six jurisdictions have been recognized by the EAC to receive Clearinghouse Awards (“Clearies”) for projects reflecting innovation in the field of elections. Collectively, they exemplify some of the best work out there aiming to change the elections field – including both new technological approaches and old-fashioned community outreach.
The U.S. Election Assistance Commission began to announce its 2019 Clearinghouse Awards, or “Clearies”, this week – including recognizing 5 innovative designs nationwide for the beloved “I Voted” sticker.
Illinois students will now have a two-hour excused absence on a school day to vote, thanks to a new law signed by the Governor yesterday. It’s a fascinating approach to addressing student voting and one worth watching once it goes into effect this summer.
Yesterday, New Jersey became the latest state to permit online voter registration with the enactment of a new bill that will offer voters the option to register online beginning this summer.
Americans are concerned about election security but deeply divided by party on a wide range of issues as the 2020 election gets underway, a new poll conducted for National Public Radio finds.
Yesterday, the Bipartisan Policy Center released a new report, Logical Election Policy, developed in coordination with election officials and containing a wide range of recommendations for election administration across the United States.