Campaigns & Elections
The state will be the first to implement ranked-choice voting in its June primaries, but not all the candidates will commit to accepting the results.
Some states will have to tread water until the 2020 election as far as purchasing secure voting machines, but where there are voter-marked paper ballots there’s hope.
According to a new report, here are the big topics governors talked about—or sidestepped—in their 2018 policy speeches.
The bill also requires supply chain reviews for cyber risk at some agencies.
The bottom line is future elections are in danger of Russian meddling and we haven’t done enough to secure them.
Laws in 39 states and Washington, D.C., allow judges to strip voting rights from people with mental disorders ranging from schizophrenia to Down syndrome who are deemed “incapacitated” or “incompetent.”
Secretaries of state are adamant they lack the money needed to comply with Senate Intelligence recommendations they update their election infrastructure. They’ll make their case before the committee Wednesday.
In a decentralized election system with more than 10,000 separate jurisdictions, the onus for security is on local officials.
With the upcoming midterm elections, it's a race to establish better information sharing between Homeland Security and state and local elections officials.
Democrats could gain politically if the company chooses a city in a battleground state for its second North American headquarters.
Election officials have figured out how to keep voting lines down, but communities of color are still waiting longer to vote.
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.
In light of security concerns, states moved to paper ballots. Now voters with disabilities are losing access.
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.
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.
Some states remain wary of asking for federal election security help, but the ice is thawing, a Homeland Security official said.
Under Governor Terry McAuliffe, Virginia embarked on a campaign to grant clemency more often, and to restore the civil rights of convicted felons.
The body struggled to compile concrete evidence of widespread voter fraud, wracking up lawsuits over voter suppression in the process.
State and federal officials met with election industry leaders to launch the council.
As Colorado pioneers best practices, races in Georgia and Alabama show how futile efforts are to verify votes without the right protocols in place.
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