Pew’s new Election Data Dispatch looks at the growth in non-precinct place voting (NPPV). This post discusses what voters’ growing reliance on NPPV means for the field – and the future of election administration.
Articles by Doug Chapin
A new white paper by computer scientist David Jefferson on the differing characteristics of online commerce and online voting is a nice primer on the obstacles facing adoption of Internet voting in the United States.
A new study assessing the readability of state voter websites offers another chance to examine the issue of usability in the field of elections.
Election Day’s approach means a temporary pause in election administration news. We’ll take the hint and be back tomorrow.
As Election Day approaches, the smart folks at the Voting Information Project are starting to release state-specific “gadgets” to help voters navigate the process. They also have a snazzy new video that explains how it all works. Check it out!
The Colorado fight over inspection of voted ballots took another twist when clerks argued that data they already collect could be used to compromise the secrecy of individual ballots. It’s an interesting story – and one which could recur in other states.
A new Pew Election Data Dispatch looks at the readability of state ballot language. The results suggests the election community has a ways to go to make ballots clearer to voters.
In an era where local election administration news gets increasingly harder to come by, the Patch.com network is a treasure trove of details about the voting process nationwide.
Voice is the new frontier for communicating with mobile devices. This post looks at a few new developments in the field of smartphone development and assesses their potential value for the field of elections.
Missing ballot language in Mississippi about the fiscal impact of voter ID and other initiatives has state and local election officials scrambling to complete voters’ ballot content before Election Day.