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: voter registration
The New Mexico Secretary of State Dianna Duran has provided 64,000 registered voter names to the New Mexico State Police for fraud examination. This represents about 5.3% of all registered voters and about 7.7% of voters in the 2010 election. No details were given on how these voters were identified, but that represents an enormous [...]
I discovered that the Washington Bus Project actually tried the newspaper “wrap” registration form last year. Here are some images of their wrap. Interesting thing in this case the alternative weekly–The Stranger–took on most of the production duties and sold political ads in the wrap.
As part of my pre-Thanksgiving clean-up, I have finally gotten around to posting the data sets and documentation for three surveys my colleagues and I did in 2007 and 2008 to gauge the quality of American elections. The studies were funded by Pew, as part of their Make Voting Work Initiative, along with the late, [...]
This is from the BBC, “Iran to hold election recount:” The Guardian Council – Iran’s top legislative body – said votes would be recounted in areas contested by the losing candidates. But a spokesman for the council told state television it would not annul the election – as moderate candidates have demanded. The opposition says [...]
Also from the recent NCSL newsletter, Federal legislation that they believe may garner significant interest in 2009-10: Joint Resolution Pertaining To U.S. Senate Vacancies S.J. RES 7 – Sen. Russell Feingold (D-WI) Senate Joint Resolution 7 proposes a Constitutional amendment providing that no person shall be a Senator from a state unless such person has [...]
According to a story in today’s Oregonian, the Oregon Senate will consider a change to the Oregon constitution that will allow same day registration. If it passes the Senate, it has to be put to the voters. The current 21 day window is a consequence of the infamous “Rajneeshees” in 1984: The 1986 vote came [...]
I am listening to my old friend and colleague, Charles Franklin of the University of Wisconsin and pollster.com, on an NPR story right now about a voter registration lawsuit brought by the attorney general of Wisconsin. The program is Day to Day. A tag line announced that my dear friend Tova Wang, Vice President for [...]
As were are talking about questions we get asked — and speculating about the election — here’s a good one. What will turnout be this fall? Will we see record voter turnout? What I’ll offer at this point are some links to a variety of reports about state and local predictions about turnout: Alabama: “Secretary [...]
In response to my post last week, “NAS VR workshop: third-party registration efforts and North Dakota”, Nathan Henderson-James from Project Vote sent along this helpful link to their “Voter Registration Guides and Surveys.” Thanks, Nathan!