A Kentucky Senate committee unanimously approved a bill (S.3) that would end the Bluegrass State’s odd-year elections for statewide officials and align with the federal election calendar starting in 2028.
The Missouri Supreme Court ruled yesterday that a key portion of the state’s voter ID law is unconstitutional, eliminating an affidavit requirement for some voters it called “confusing” and “threatening.”
A Wisconsin county judge took the extraordinary step of holding commissioners on the State Election Commission in contempt yesterday for their refusal to carry out his order to remove certain voters from the rolls. It’s a new twist in the ongoing partisan fights over elections in the Badger State.
On Tuesday, January 14, the U.S. Election Assistance Commission will hold its 2020 Elections Summit at the National Press Club in Washington, DC. It looks like a fantastic lineup of speakers and topics and should be a great day for the nation’s election community as it prepares for the 2020 election.
Student voters at the University of North Carolina will have their own on-campus “super precinct” for the 2020 election after Orange County, NC ended the practice of splitting the campus and created a designated precinct for the school community.
A new study from the University of Michigan is getting lots of coverage because of its findings that voters using ballot marking devices (BMDs) don’t carefully check to see whether their choices were accurately recorded. Those findings – especially the impact of suggested fixes – are valuable regardless of voting technology.
Hawaii’s Maui County is scrambling to meet a January 31 deadline to replace its top two election officials after they resigned to join the mayor’s office.
California is contacting over 5 million No Party Preference voters to inform them of their options for participating in the Golden State’s March 2020 presidential primary.
The U.S. Department of Homeland Security has ruled out a cyberattack as the cause of Durham County, NC’s particularly bad Election Day 2016, where serious issues with the county’s e-pollbooks led to long lines, extended polling hours and intense scrutiny.