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.
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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.
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.