The Wisconsin Election Commission voted unanimously yesterday to publicly scold localities who do not use state-provided funds to perform overdue computer security upgrades before the April primary.
California’s Santa Clara County (San Jose) is asking a court to block election workers from striking as part of an announced job action scheduled for this Friday – four days before the state’s March 3 primary.
Washington’s Secretary of State will forgo voting in her state’s upcoming March 10 primary because of her concerns about the requirement for voters to publicly pick a party.
Pennsylvania’s Department of State has launched 67 county-specific voter websites aimed at assisting voters with the rollout of new voting technology and other election questions.
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.