Well, I went to the polls this AM to vote –I get a kick out of voting on Election Day, that symbolic moment when we all come together to make a decision; it’s sort of romantic. But, lo and behold, when I gave the poll worker my name there was something odd written next to [...]
Category Archives: election administration
As Hurricane Sandy approaches the coast of New Jersey and is causing havoc on the coast from North Carolina north, it is interesting to ask a simple question — what if this storm was hitting on November 5, not at the end of October? The impact of such an event could be devastating to the ability of [...]
I like the story but I don’t like the metaphor used in this week’s Electionline. Mindy Moretti writes: Like alcohol during prohibition, it turns out that many Ohio voters actually liked many of the elections procedures recently banned by the state legislature. The point is well-taken; the Ohio Legislature eliminated times and places for voting [...]
The EAC has just posted its biennial statutory overview report, conducted as part of their 2010 Election Administration and Voting Survey. I haven’t delved into the details, but I’m sure I will, as will many others, in the coming weeks and months. Click here for a pdf version of the report.
Denise Lamb, the Deputy County Clerk in Santa Fe County, contacted me to share the results of a couple of focus groups her staff ran after the recent election with poll judges. In late April, her election coordinator, Pat Hummer, hosted two focus groups for presiding judges to, “find out their thoughts about how we [...]
The needs assessment report for 5 June 2011 local elections in Moldova has been issued by OSCE / ODIHR (http://www.osce.org/odihr/76447) and the call for LTO’s has appeared at PAE-REACT (http://www.paegroup.com/career-react-opportunities). There are no short term observers for this mission.
The OSCE/ODIHR’s Needs Assessment Mission (NAM) has issued a report in anticipation of the upcoming parliamentary elections, to be held on June 12, 2011. The full text of the report is available at http://www.osce.org/odihr/76837, but I thought a few features might spark the interest of our readers. Most importantly, Turkish law has been changed so [...]
Commissioner Hillman’s impressive record of public service is detailed here. She was confirmed on December 9, 2003, to a two-year term that became seven. Can Congress actually confirm a successor? This puts the ball squarely in their court. Tom Hicks’s appointment has been languishing for eight months.
From this month’s Canvass. By the way, this mark’s Wendy Underhill’s first issue of Canvass at NCSL. Best of luck to Wendy!
This story in the Post is not a surprise to anyone who follows early voting. All I can say to the Fenty and Gray forces is that early voting, in as much as we can generalize from other races in other states and localities, is more likely to reshuffle the electorate than change the electorate. The [...]