electionlineWeekly's latest focuses on contingency planning - an issue that is better understood after 2012's Superstorm Sandy but is being tested for different reasons in communities like Monroe County, PA, Dallas, TX and Ferguson, MO.
How much does it cost when a candidate whose name wasn't on the ballot in the first place withdraws? In Brevard County, FL the answer is $13,000 - thanks to a quirk in state law and the failure of someone in Tallahassee to make a phone call.
New research in California says that the vast majority of uncounted vote-by-mail ballots are because they arrive late, are missing a signature or can't be matched to a signature on file - and a group dedicated to improving elections has a toolkit to help prevent those errors.
With Election Day about three weeks away, electionlineWeekly looks at the 2014 races for Secretary of State, where retirements and term limits mean that at least 12 states will have a new chief state election official starting in 2015.