The State of Michigan will allow poll watchers to be within six feet of poll workers, despite COVID-19 social distancing precautions, as part of a settlement announced yesterday.
Every election cycle has a few memorable stories, and this is one for me: election officials in Florida’s Orange County helped a pregnant Orlando woman in labor cast her ballot in the parking lot before heading to the hospital.
Maryland’s Department of Health is doing what it can to keep voters safe at the polls by dispatching “Health Ambassadors” to assist with precautions related to the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s a fantastic idea – especially since it allows poll workers to focus on election duties without the need to multi-task to protect public health as well.
Election Day 2020 is just eight days away, and the latest issue of electionlineWeekly has a rundown of the races to select secretaries of state and chief election offices nationwide.
Los Angeles County, CA election officials are trying to salvage votes and contact voters after a suspicious ballot drop box fire over the weekend.
Pennsylvania’s Republican legislative majority announced yesterday that they have broken off talks with the Commonwealth’s Democratic governor, ending hopes of a compromise bill that would allow mail ballot to be processed before Election Day.
Few states in the nation have done more to litigate the issue of student voting than New Hampshire – and it appears the fight is on again after a request to the Attorney General to limit absentee voting by students attending college remotely due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Carter Center, long a presence in elections internationally, is bringing its expertise stateside to help counteract what it views as troubling trends in American democracy.
[Image via quickview] Virginia’s online voter registration system went dark for several hours on the day of the registration deadline, thanks to a severed utility…
California state and local election officials are criticizing state Republicans after reports surfaced over the weekend of unofficial ballot drop boxes being marked as “official.”