Showing posts tagged with: "administration"

MOVE Act and 2010 primary dates . December 16, 2009

(Image – Senatus) The new Military and Overseas Voter Empowerment (MOVE) Act, which stipulates a 45-day deadline for states to send general election ballots to military and overseas voters, has many states scrambling to either push back their 2010 primary date or receive a compliance waiver in order to avoid violating the Act. States are read more

The EAC relases new findings on voter registration . July 31, 2009

Every other year, the Election Assistance Commission (EAC) submits a report to Congress “assessing the impacts of [the National Voter Registration Act (NVRA)] on the administration of elections.” The NVRA aims to increase voter registration and participation and to ensure the accuracy of elections. The data released in the newest report, collected through surveys submitted read more

Overseas Voting to Get Easier in Kansas and Oregon . May 7, 2009

Kansas and Oregon both took steps this week to make voting for military voters overseas easier. The Kansas House of Representatives recently approved a bill that would allow soldiers and diplomats to vote by e-mail. In Oregon, a House committee advanced a bill in early May that would allow military and overseas voters to cast read more

NYT – Election Officials Try to Ease Long Voting Lines . October 23, 2008

MIAMI — Unprecedented numbers of early voters in Florida and other southern states are prompting election officials to add equipment, extend schedules and hand out water and chairs to make people comfortable as they wait for hours at polling places. Read more…

New Report: The Human Dimension of Elections . July 2, 2008

“Human Dimension of Elections: how poll workers shape public confidence in elections“, a new report from the University of Utah’s Institute for Public and International Affairs, explores how the quality of poll workers can affect voter satisfaction.