Felons Who Can’t Afford Fines and Fees Shouldn’t be Stopped From Voting in Florida, Appeals Court Rules
State News
Felons Who Can’t Afford Fines and Fees Shouldn’t be Stopped From Voting in Florida, Appeals Court Rules

ORLANDO, Fla. — A federal appeals court Wednesday upheld the limited injunction that allowed 17 ex-felons, including some from Orange County, to register to vote despite not being able to afford the fines and fees imposed as part of their... Read More

Absentee Ballot Rules Explained
Voting
Absentee Ballot Rules Explained
2020-02-11 21:50:52
by Dan McCue

WASHINGTON - The virtue of absentee ballots has no doubt been argued everywhere from Shelly's Back Room in Washington, D.C., where the give-and-take was accompanied by cigars and whiskey, to the crowded dining room of the Red Arrow 24 Diner... Read More

Polling Voters Who Won’t Answer the Phone, and Other Challenges of Election Math
Opinion Polls
Polling Voters Who Won’t Answer the Phone, and Other Challenges of Election Math

PHILADELPHIA — From her cubicle in a quiet New Jersey office park, Maryann Hand called voter after voter in Iowa with this public-service appeal: “Your participation is very important because only 500 people have been randomly selected for this survey,"... Read More

Majority of Election Sites in Battleground States Lack Validation, McAfee Finds
2020 Elections
Majority of Election Sites in Battleground States Lack Validation, McAfee Finds

WASHINGTON — A vast majority of election-related websites operated by local governments in battleground states lack a key feature that would help distinguish them from those run by commercial entities or criminal hackers — a site that ends in .gov... Read More

Judge Orders More Data on Potential Voter Registration Fixes in Texas
2020 Elections
Judge Orders More Data on Potential Voter Registration Fixes in Texas

AUSTIN, Texas — Saying he wants a firm grasp of how long it will take Texas to comply with federal voter registration mandates, a U.S. judge on Monday ordered opposing sides to meet with technology specialists by the end of... Read More

9th Circuit Tosses Arizona Ballot Rules Finding They Discriminate
Voting
9th Circuit Tosses Arizona Ballot Rules Finding They Discriminate
2020-01-28 18:35:37
by Dan McCue

A divided federal appeals court overturned election rules in Arizona Monday on the grounds they discriminate against black, Latino and Native American voters. In a 7-4 ruling, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals struck down an Arizona requirement that... Read More

Trump’s Data Operation is Targeting Women Voters Amid Warning Signs
2020 Elections
Trump’s Data Operation is Targeting Women Voters Amid Warning Signs

WASHINGTON — Republican campaign officials are deploying targeted marketing techniques to identify where undecided female voters will have the greatest impact in the 2020 election, amid warning signs that parts of the crucial bloc are abandoning the president. President Donald... Read More

New York State Senate Passes Automatic Voter Registration Bill
State News
New York State Senate Passes Automatic Voter Registration Bill
2020-01-10 18:45:11
by Dan McCue

The New York State Senate on Thursday approved a measure that would automatically register state residents to vote when they file applications at the Departments of Health or Motor Vehicles. The bill, which passed by a 40-20 vote, builds on... Read More

Federal Judge First Blocks, Then Allows Purge of Georgia Voter Rolls
State News
Federal Judge First Blocks, Then Allows Purge of Georgia Voter Rolls
2019-12-17 16:09:30
by Dan McCue

A federal judge said he will allow Georgia to begin a sweeping purge of its voter rolls Monday, just hours after he initially put the potential removal of more than 300,000 inactive voter registrations on hold. U.S. District Judge Steve... Read More

Precinct Closures Harming Voter Turnout in Georgia, Analysis Finds
State News
Precinct Closures Harming Voter Turnout in Georgia, Analysis Finds

ATLANTA — Until her old concrete-block precinct shut down, Maggie Coleman lived about a mile from a place to cast her ballot in rural Georgia. Now, she has to drive nearly 10 miles, past cotton fields and fallow farms, to... Read More

Democratic Groups Are Going Door-to-Door While Their 2020 Candidates Are Distracted
Political News
Democratic Groups Are Going Door-to-Door While Their 2020 Candidates Are Distracted

PHILADELPHIA — The looming impeachment of President Donald Trump and a crowded Democratic primary are dominating the news. But when Craig Robbins goes door-to-door asking voters what they care about, almost no one mentions politics. “It’s health care, crime, schools,... Read More

Judge Orders Purging of More Than 200,000 from Wisconsin Voter Rolls
Elections
Judge Orders Purging of More Than 200,000 from Wisconsin Voter Rolls
2019-12-16 17:58:15
by Dan McCue

A judge in Ozaukee County, Wisconsin, just north of Milwaukee, has ordered the state to remove 234,000 from voter rolls because they may have moved from the area. The ruling by Circuit Judge Paul Malloy came after the state Elections... Read More

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