On Thursday, September 8 a U.S. Senate subcommittee will hold a hearing on state ballot laws. I offer a few suggestions for questions that could help move the debate in a more productive direction.
Articles by Doug Chapin
A looming state-local controversy over absentee ballots in Ohio is resolved – and in its wake we may get some invaluable data about the future of elections across the country.
electionline.org, the nation’s premier site for news, information and analysis about election administration, will be moving to the Humphrey School on Tuesday, September 6 with continued support from The Pew Charitable Trusts.
A new Rolling Stone article looks at recent developments in election legislation and reaches a conclusion that is consistent with emergng conventional wisdom – namely, that a partisan “war on voting” is being waged to control the 2012 election. I beg to differ.
Governments are being pressed more and more to improve “customer service” – what does this mean in the world of elections?
The U.S. Department of Justice has asked for more time to review South Carolina’s new photo ID law under the Voting Rights Act. While the delay will keep some in suspense, the extra time could yield valuable data in the effort to evaluate the impact of voter ID laws.
A mounting controversy in Cuyahoga County, OH could re-open the long-running fight between states and localities for control over election administration.
The Port Orchard, WA City Council recently rolled back a decision because of the cost of holding a special election for voters to approve the change. What might this mean in other communities?
A wealth of Pew Internet data on Americans’ technology adoption suggests that election offices have to commit to broader use of online delivery of voting information.
Virginia’s Primary Day earthquake has raised the profile of contingency planning for elections, but (accidentally?) wise words from a former major leaguer suggest an additional mindset that’s important to remember as well.