Could Amazon's HQ2 Flip a State?

Democrats could gain politically if the company chooses a city in a battleground state for its second North American headquarters.

Could Amazon's HQ2 Flip a State?

Democrats could gain politically if the company chooses a city in a battleground state for its second North American headquarters.

Voting Lines Are Shorter—But Mostly for Whites

Election officials have figured out how to keep voting lines down, but communities of color are still waiting longer to vote.

An End to Gerrymandering in Ohio?

A bipartisan compromise that just passed the state Senate would require minority-party support for political maps, and would limit the number of communities that could be splintered.

How Voters With Disabilities Are Blocked From the Ballot Box

In light of security concerns, states moved to paper ballots. Now voters with disabilities are losing access.

Has the Tide Turned Against Partisan Gerrymandering?

The Pennsylvania Supreme Court on Monday struck down the state’s maps as too heavily biased toward Republicans, the latest ruling in a new and contentious battle over legislative districts.

Trying to Build a Better Election Integrity Commission

The newly formed National Commission for Voter Justice intends to avoid the pitfalls that befell Trump’s group, ensuring transparency and accessibility as it investigates state barriers to voting.

DHS: We Can Vet Election Cyber Systems in All 50 States

Some states remain wary of asking for federal election security help, but the ice is thawing, a Homeland Security official said.

Virginia Is for Second Chances

Under Governor Terry McAuliffe, Virginia embarked on a campaign to grant clemency more often, and to restore the civil rights of convicted felons.

Blaming States, Trump Dissolves Election Integrity Commission

The body struggled to compile concrete evidence of widespread voter fraud, wracking up lawsuits over voter suppression in the process.

Election Cyber Coordinating Council to Be Finalized Next Year

State and federal officials met with election industry leaders to launch the council.

How Much State Interest Is There in Proper Election Audits?

As Colorado pioneers best practices, races in Georgia and Alabama show how futile efforts are to verify votes without the right protocols in place.

Homeland Security Told States About Russian Hacking Attempts With a Phone Script

Homeland Security notified state government officials about Russian probing in advance of the 2016 election, but often did not reach out to election officials, many of whom lacked security clearances.

House Democrats Eye $400 Million for Election Security

The goal is to replace outdated and unsecured voting machines that lack paper receipts for votes.

'Proof of Citizenship' Voting Laws May Surge Under Trump

Requiring proof of citizenship makes election systems so complex that eligible voters are disenfranchised, according to a recent lawsuit in Arizona.

How Alabama's Election Laws Keep Moore on the Ballot

After multiple allegations of sexual assault and harassment of minors against Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore, a complicated set of elections laws and rules is being used to keep his hat in the ring.

Small Town Mayor Impeached, Kicked Out of Office, Then Reinstated and Reelected

It was a classic local political power struggle, in miniature perhaps, but still bruising.

In Tuesday’s Off-Year Elections, Who Won the Big Mayoral Races?

In Hoboken, N.J., it was Ravi Bhalla, an Indian-American Sikh who dons a turban and who was attacked with campaign mailers that suggested he was a terrorist.

DHS: Sharing Election Threat Info With States Won't Be One-Size-Fits-All

As the clock counts down to national elections in 2018 and 2020, Homeland Security is asking top election officials in all 50 states how they’d like to communicate about relevant information security information,

The Problem With Electing Prosecutors

The Manhattan district attorney has come under fire for campaign donations he received—one from Harvey Weinstein's lawyer and others from a Trump family attorney.

Election Officials Must Embrace IT Personnel to Thwart the Impending Hacker Onslaught

“When it comes to hackers you have to think in terms of an ongoing arms race, which is not very comforting to people in elections,” according to a chief technologist with the Center for Democracy and Technology.