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Hackers Breached U.S. Election Agency After Vote

Reuters | Philip Lewis | Posted 12.15.2016 | Politics

The U.S. agency charged with ensuring that voting machines meet security standards was itself penetrated by a hacker after the elections in November, ...

The National Voting Machine Crisis Is Upon Us -- And It's Affecting Elections

The Huffington Post | Samantha Lachman | Posted 01.04.2017 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- The experience of showing up at a polling place, only to discover that one or more of the voting machines are broken, is all too common ...

A Modest Early Voting Rise in 2012

Michael P. McDonald | Posted 08.12.2013 | Politics
Michael P. McDonald

Without a catalyst of a large state adopting early voting, I expect the early voting rate will again rise modestly in 2016. The trend should continue upward since once a state adopts early voting, the percentage of voters voting early tends to increase from election to election.

10 Years After the Help America Vote Act, Voters Face New Challenges

Rep. Steny Hoyer | Posted 12.29.2012 | Politics
Rep. Steny Hoyer

Let's strengthen our voting system to continue ensuring the accessibility and accountability our people deserve. We cannot afford another election debacle -- whether by hanging chads or millions of eligible voters left hanging.

The Abandonment of the Election Assistance Commission

Rep. Steny Hoyer | Posted 11.18.2012 | Politics
Rep. Steny Hoyer

While the embarrassing debacle of the 2000 election may seem like a distant memory to some, the unfortunate reality is an encore may be on our doorstep.

Dan Froomkin

No One Watching Elections, Ballots As Election Approaches

HuffingtonPost.com | Dan Froomkin | Posted 07.31.2012 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As local officials gear up for a national election where razor-thin margins could tip the balance of power, the federal agency establish...

Jennifer Bendery

Democratic Rep: Bill Hurts Same Voters 'Targeted By Jim Crow Laws'

HuffingtonPost.com | Jennifer Bendery | Posted 12.02.2011 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- House Republicans pushed through legislation on Thursday that would end public financing of presidential campaigns and terminate the Ele...

Republicans Vote To Kill Independent Election Commission Set Up After Bush vs. Gore

The Hill | Posted 07.25.2011 | Politics

Republicans on the Committee on House Administration have voted to eliminate the independent commission that was established to address election probl...

How the EAC Could Help Bring Voter Registration Into the Digital Age

Brian J. Siebel | Posted 05.25.2011 | Technology
Brian J. Siebel

Because states must accept and use the federal voter registration form, the EAC could quickly modernize voter registration by updating its regulations.

Top 5 Reasons You Won't Be Able To Vote

Allison Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Allison Fine

Reason Number 3: Millions of names will be struck from voter registration roles in advance of the November 4th election. If your name is struck in error you won't know until you show up at the polls - and it's too late to change it.

Officials: Voting Machine Flaws Will Remain In November

New York Times | IAN URBINA | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

The flaws, which have cast doubt on the ability of some machines to provide a consistent and reliable vote count, were supposed to be addressed by the...