Redistricting’s effect on election administration – a process I call “52 pickup” – is on in earnest in Kansas after a court-ordered plan was released late last week. Brian Newby’s ElectionDiary gives us a front-row seat in Johnson County.
Articles by Doug Chapin
A red pickup truck has become a “star witness” in a Spokane County, WA dispute about the residency of a candidate for County Commission. These fights illuminate the power of domicile to amuse – and confound – in the workings of the election process.
A vignette from yesterday’s Wisconsin recall highlights what happens when the moving parts in an election don’t quite come together.
Meagher County, Montana is one of a small but persistent handful of jurisdictions that still count ballots by hand. The technique may now work everywhere, but it does spare smaller jurisdictions the worries and controversy that often accompany newer voting technology.
Last week’s order in the case challenging Florida’s voter registration laws is a judicial primer on the need for legislatures to say what they mean – and clearly – when enacting election legislation.
A new analysis by three Humphrey School masters’ candidates of Minnesota’s proposed voter ID amendment is a thorough – and thoroughly interesting – look at what it takes to move voter ID from policy to practice.
Los Angeles County faces a pollworker shortage for next Tuesday’s primary. Their approach – which included robocalls that yielded more than 500 responses – is indicative of the desperation involved in making sure polls are staffed on Election Day.
A new post at NCSL’s Thicket blog suggests that beginning in 2013, a majority of state legislators will have two or fewer years of legislative experience. What might this mean for election policy?
The Longmont (CO) TimesCall editorialized on the importance of the data matching process behind the recent voter roll controversies in Florida. The editorial is not only insightful but illuminates the value of multiple data sources in voter registration.
This week’s electionlineWeekly story by Mindy Moretti tells the story of how the South Dakota Secretary of State is stepping in to fill the void left by the sudden passing of a local election offcial.