Curfews put in place in several cities in the wake of protests over racial injustice sparked by the death of George Floyd in Minneapolis could create problems for voters seeking to cast ballots in primaries today.
Articles by Doug Chapin
Last week, the Wisconsin Election Commission began preparing for this fall’s general election by approving a statewide voter mailing, including absentee voting requests, and providing millions in federal funds to localities for use in preparing for the fall elections.
The North Carolina House overwhelmingly passed a bipartisan bill aimed at expanding vote-by-mail for the 2020 election in the face of the coronavirus pandemic. It’s a significant development given the state’s recent controversies over election rules in the Tar Heel State.
A West Virginia mail carrier is facing federal charges after his “joke” of altering absentee ballot requests was discovered by county election officials.
North Dakota’s Secretary of State is looking past all the controversy on voting by mail and finding a surprising bright side: the opportunity for kids to learn more about the election process. In the current fractious and frantic environment surrounding vote-by-mail, it’s nice to see a “teachable moment” about elections.
A federal court, as expected, struck down the State of Florida’s limits on restoration of voting rights for individuals with former felony convictions, saying the requirement to pay outstanding fines and fees was a “tax” and an unconstitutional basis for denying the franchise.
State Senator Shemia Fagan won the Democratic nomination for Oregon Secretary of State after an erroneous Election Night media call gave the race to an opponent.
McDuffie County, GA’s election office is suddenly shorthanded with Election Day approaching as two full-time staff and some temporary workers have contracted COVID-19.
Following the news that its county clerk is resigning, Texas’ Harris County (Houston) is discussing whether or not to follow the lead of other counties and appoint rather than elect its election administrator.
A new report from the Wisconsin Election Commission analyzes the state’s April 7 election, with special attention to the spike in absentee ballots and a look ahead to the general election in the fall.