New consent decrees on mail ballots for Minnesota’s August primary are drawing criticism from lawmakers who believe it is a tactic for the Secretary of State to use litigation to achieve policy changes he was unable to get enacted.
Articles by Doug Chapin
The Governor of Iowa confirmed yesterday that she will sign an executive order restoring voting rights to many individuals formerly convicted of felonies.
A federal court in Alabama has blocked enforcement of some voting rules, agreeing with plaintiffs that they hinder the voting rights of individuals concerned about casting a ballot during the COVID-19 pandemic.
The dramatic rise in the number of vote-by-mail ballots will almost certainly mean a longer wait for election results than usual this November. The effort to prepare voters to exercise patience – especially in a Presidential election – will be almost as important as any actual election preparations as Election Day approaches.
Yesterday, the U.S. Election Assistance Commission announced that it had appointed Mona Harrington and Kevin Rayburn as the agency’s executive director and general counsel.
Georgia’s primary day, twice delayed by coronavirus concerns, finally arrived yesterday – and it was a day-long struggle in some parts of the state as problems with new voting machines and paper ballot shortages created lines and hours-long waits for voters.
A new student-designed “I Voted” sticker in Davidson County (Nashville), TN celebrates the centennial of the Nineteenth Amendment with an image honoring the past and future of women’s suffrage in the Music City.
Election officials in Laporte County, IN are blaming their vendor’s “human error” for interim election results that contained more votes than the eventual final tally. It’s a useful reminder for election offices that despite new procedures in the wake of increased mail ballots, responsibility for accuracy remains with them.
Errors in Election Night reporting led Idaho’s Secretary of State to change the outcome in a legislative race after it became clear one county’s results hadn’t been included in the totals.
Longtime election attorney and scholar Dan Tokaji is the new dean of the University of Wisconsin Law School, it was announced yesterday. It’s a tremendous and well-deserved honor for one of the leading scholars in the field.