Richland County (Columbia), SC is set to ring in the New Year in an unusual way: with a special election – leading to concerns that neither voters nor election workers will want to come to the party.
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A new compromise bill in Pennsylvania would make several significant changes to the Keystone State’s elections while freeing up $90 million for new voting technology.
You hear a lot lately about efforts to “harden” the voting process – but that’s usually a metaphor for jurisdictions focused on election security. In Washington State and elsewhere, ballot drop boxes are literally hardening elections and taking what the world can dish out in order to keep votes safe.
Starting next weekend, New York State voters will have the opportunity to cast their votes in person before Election Day – though the rollout has raised some issues that the state hopes to address before next year’s presidential election.
The 2019 election is an off year in most places, but three states (Kentucky, Louisiana and Mississippi) have statewide elections that include the office of Secretary of State. electionline’s Mindy Moretti has a preview of all three races in this week’s newsletter.
A Wisconsin group has filed a complaint with the State Election Commission after a decision to hold off on changing the status of voters who are being sent letters because there are indications they may have moved.
Last week’s electionlineWeekly has a great farewell piece of sorts on election security by Joseph (“Joe”) Lorenzo Hall, who’s moving on from exclusively election-focused work to join the Internet Society as its new Senior Vice President for a Strong Internet.
Louisiana’s Secretary of State race will head to a second runoff in less than a year, with incumbent Kyle Ardoin and challenger Gwen Collins-Greenup once again meeting head-to-head as voters choose the state’s chief election official for the next four years.
Heading out of town this long weekend … the blog will take a short break and return Tuesday, October 15. Stay tuned.
Maryland’s State Board of Elections convened an emergency meeting yesterday and overruled the Montgomery County election board’s decision not to open an additional early voting site.