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.
Articles by Doug Chapin
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.
Over one hundred thousand California mail ballots went uncounted in the state’s March primary – most of them because they arrived late.
There are signs on Capitol Hill that support for additional federal 2020 elections funding could be forthcoming as lawmakers begin to grasp the massive challenges facing state and local election officials nationwide.
The Washington, DC City Council is set to approve emergency legislation that would allow inmates to vote and could eventually include ballots being sent to residents held in federal prisons across the country.
The Center for Tech and Civic Life is moving beyond technical assistance to local election offices to embrace the role of funder, announcing recently that it would make grants to five Wisconsin cities for work on a Wisconsin Safe Voting Plan in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Massachusetts’ governor has signed legislation approving the use of vote-by-mail in the Bay State for the 2020 election in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Dallas County, TX election administrator Toni Pippins-Poole, who oversees voting in one of the Lone Star State’s largest jurisdictions, will retire after the November 2020 election.
The Council on State Governments’ Overseas Voting Initiative (CSG OVI) has a new set of recommendations for states about “fail-safe” options for overseas voters facing postal disruptions due to the global coronavirus pandemic.
Florida local officials are preaching flexibility as they contemplate elections in August and November even as the coronavirus surges again in their state and elsewhere nationwide.