From this week's electionlineWeekly: Vote centers, which first appeared in Colorado in 2003, are growing in popularity across the nation.
New data on state legislative polarization sheds some light on the recurrence of certain states in the election policy debate.
A new Virginia report sets out the the issues facing individuals seeking to have their voting rights restored after a felony conviction. As with similar efforts in other states, the problem is much clearer than the solution. [UPDATED with news of a new effort by Governor Robert McDonnell].
Ohio recently announced that it was implementing some key provisions of the National Voter Registration Act of 1993. At least one of those key provisions is still getting resistance from Democrats 20 years after the law's enactment.
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Thanks to a dispute over a city referendum, San Francisco's 2013 voter guide will clock in at more than 500 pages at a cost to the city of almost $2 million.
As early voting becomes more popular - and wait times of any kind at any voting location more unpopular - finding just the right place for polling locations is vital. Brian Newby gives us a peek inside that effort.
President Obama's long-awaited election commission finally arrived yesterday. There will be lots more to say as the group gets to work, but here are the details on the (impressive) group of appointees from the worlds of law, business and- yes! - elections.
A federal judge issued an order last week blocking a local election commissioner from requiring specific dorm information from student voters after allegations that such information was unnecessary and thus blocking students from voting.
Takoma Park, MD just lowered its voting age to 16 in City elections. What could this mean in other jurisdictions?
North Carolina's Gary Bartlett - recently replaced by a new state board of elections - shared some thoughts with electionlineWeekly about succeeding in elections. Simply put, it's worth reading.
Voter fraud is once again an issue in Hamilton County (Cincinnati) Ohio, where a dispute about how to handle allegations of double voting by apparently confused voters is dividing on partisan lines.
Two precincts in yesterday's Jersey City election were unable to receive voters until late morning because poll workers - and the poll books in their possession - were no-shows when the doors opened.
Brian Newby's latest Election Diary takes on the "future of elections" and describes the challenges facing election administrators in their efforts to plan - and pay for - that future.
A proposal to allow legal non-citizens to cast ballots in New York City elections raises a host of fascinating administration issues beyond the obvious policy disputes accompanying an expansion of the franchise in the nation's largest city.
The Census Bureau has released its report on registration and voting in 2012. While some of the findings are jarring (Mississippi #1 in turnout? Minnesota begs to differ) the linkage of participation data to demographics makes the report a valuable tool.
What happens when the underlying decision to be made in an election is suddenly moot before voting is over? That's the question in South Florida when the tax deal supporting a Dolphins stadium vote fell through in the Legislature.
A proposal to establish an early voting pilot in selected Connecticut municipalities is encountering the same constitutional questions that resulted in an ongoing effort to enact an amendment to allow the practice at the state level.
The cost of the troubled 2012 election in Richland County, SC includes over $150,000 in legal fees to investigate and resolve the problems ... but the cost could have been much higher had not one attorney been willing to work even longer for free.
Election reform bills in Florida and Colorado are very close to becoming law after votes last week - but those votes reflect the continuing divisions between the parties on elections policy.
One sharp-eyed voter in McAllen, TX saved a county from a potentially bigger problem on Election Day. Her story reminds the rest of us that voters are a vitally important - maybe the most important - part of any election system.
A state court judge hearing the challenge to Pennsylvania's voter ID requirement asked for some key data to help decide the case. While that isn't an unusual thing for a judge to do, it does signal a departure from the largely fact-less arguments we've had to date.
The World Wide Web celebrated its 20th anniversary yesterday. After two decades of explosive growth, however, there are still areas (including elections) where its influence has yet to reach. A new Pew infographic has the details.