Two Maryland counties have voted to pre-emptively downsize the number of polling locations for the fall election in the face of pollworker shortages rather than risk being shorthanded on Election Day.
MIT Professor Charles Stewart has updated a 2010 paper he wrote about the problem of “lost” vote-by-mail votes – and it has some interesting observations about the growing use of the mail ballots, especially in 2020 during the coronavirus pandemic.
Voice of America has a new piece examining the technology in place to secure vote-by-mail across the country as more and more voters seek to take advantage of that method to cast ballots during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The United States Supreme Court is avoiding getting involved in key voting cases in 2020, raising concerns that it will continue to sit on the sidelines as Election Day approaches this November.
New Mexico Secretary of State Maggie Toulouse Oliver is the new President of the National Association of Secretaries of State, assuming that role at a crucial and high-stakes moment for state election officials nationwide.
Louisiana’s Secretary of State is accepting responsibility for an April mailing to potential mail voters that omitted over 300,000 names – almost half of the group eligible to participate under state law.
A new public opinion survey by The Pew Research Center confirms a growing partisan divide on absentee voting in the face of COVID-19 – one so deep that it is actually driving a reduction on overall support for the practice when compared to previous elections
Election officials are stepping up efforts nationwide to recruit enough pollworkers to staff the polls this fall, hoping to compensate for the loss of experienced workers stepping back because of the coronavirus.
There is growing concern about the United States Postal Service’s role in the 2020 elections, given reports of delivery issues, fights over finances, and potential changes to service commitments prior to November.
Fulton County (Atlanta), GA’s elections office reversed itself yesterday after it came under scrutiny from advocates and the Secretary of State’s office for failing to accept absentee ballot requests via email.