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State of Elections · 19h ago

Court Closes the Open Records Policy for Elected Officials: Personnel Records Exception under the Kansas Open Records Act

By: Emma Dolgos In the information age, voters both want and expect access to information about candidates running for public office. The press plays a large role in disseminating such infor...
State of Elections · 4d ago

Maine’s Ranked-Choice Voting System is in Trouble

By: Eric Reid In 2016, voters in Maine decided to become the first state in the nation to adopt a ranked-choice voting system for state and federal elections. Most voting systems in the Unit...
State of Elections · 4d ago

Legal Voter Suppression in New York?: Part II

By: Michael A. Villacrés In a previous post, we examined New York’s restrictive voting laws. During the state’s presidential primary in April 2016 it emerged that thousands of voters had bee...
State of Elections · 1W ago

Spring Break Hiatus

There will be no new posts the week of March 5th in observation of Spring Break. The post Spring Break Hiatus appeared first on State of Elections.
State of Elections · 2W ago

Two Steps Forward, One Step Back: Ohio’s State Redistricting Commission

By: Spencer Murray In 2015, Ohio voters approved a state constitutional amendment that reformed the process for drawing district lines for the state legislature. Previously, state legislativ...
State of Elections · 2W ago

A Loophole in State Law and the U.S. Election Fraud Commission

Earlier in the year, President Donald J. Trump announced his decision through an executive order to establish the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity, a working group desi...
State of Elections · 3W ago

Same Day Voter Registration in Hawaii

By: Avery Dobbs The Hawaii legislature took an important step towards reducing barriers to voting rights in 2014 by voting to allow same day voter registration at the polls. This is a signif...
State of Elections · 3W ago

The Continuing Implications of Virginia’s Off-Year Elections

By: Jacob Dievendorf As readers of this blog will well know, each state has its own particular electoral quirks. One of Virginia’s best known quirks is its off-year election of a governor. A...
State of Elections · 3W ago

Texas Takes Steps to End Mail-In Voter Fraud

Amid the passage of controversial voter ID laws, this session Texas lawmakers also tackled a different form of voter fraud in a significantly less controversial manner. The Texas Legislature...
State of Elections · 4W ago

Escaping the Miry Red Clay

By: Dorronda Bordley On March 27, 2015, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) of Delaware sued the Red Clay Consolidated School District in Chancery Court. The ACLU asserted that Red Cla...