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Election Administration

A Foreseeable Train Wreck in Arizona's Elections

Jon Sherman | Posted 12.04.2014 | Politics
Jon Sherman

Punishing voters for understandable errors undermines the most basic right in our democracy, while the solution poses no risk to electoral integrity. Numerous states already preserve votes on out-of-precinct provisional ballots, and that should be the rule in Arizona as well.

What Wisconsin Has Been Fighting For

Jon Sherman | Posted 12.09.2014 | Politics
Jon Sherman

All along, Wisconsin has been fighting to make the exercise of the right to vote a bureaucratic hell when alternative identification processes have proven viable in other states with little to no downside for our most fundamental right, electoral integrity, and the state's scarce financial resources.

Ohio Election Laws Eliminate Opportunities for Voters

Robert M. Brandon | Posted 04.29.2014 | Politics
Robert M. Brandon

Eliminating the opportunity for voters to register and vote in-person in the same visit and tying the hands of local officials who best understand their community puts party preference ahead of the needs of the Ohioans legislators are supposed to represent.

Colorado Ahead of the Curve in Bipartisan Election Panel's Recommendations

Peg Perl | Posted 04.02.2014 | Denver
Peg Perl

Colorado has worked hard to create smart, forward-thinking election laws and process, and now a bipartisan, presidential commission has validated our efforts and recommended similar reforms in all states.

Ryan J. Reilly

Nearly Half Of Americans Live In Places Where Election Officials Admit Long Lines Are A Problem

HuffingtonPost.com | Ryan J. Reilly | Posted 12.03.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- Nearly half of Americans live in precincts where long lines at the voting booth were a problem in the 2012 election cycle, according to ...

John Celock

GOP Voting Plan 'A Huge Mess'

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 10.08.2013 | Politics

Republican officials in Arizona and Kansas want to change their voting systems so that one registration would be required for federal elections, and a...

John Celock

Local Officials Expected To Ask Obama Group For Funding

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 06.28.2013 | Politics

Local election officials are expected to ask President Barack Obama's election administration commission for additional funding during a meeting Satur...

John Celock

GOP Officials Question Christie's $24 Million Election

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 06.21.2013 | Politics

Republican county officials are now joining with their Democratic counterparts to question the cost of New Jersey's special U.S. Senate election. ...

John Celock

Lawmakers Deal Blow To Immigration Foe

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 06.07.2013 | Politics

The Republican-controlled Kansas state House of Representatives on Sunday killed Secretary of State Kris Kobach's (R) hopes of becoming a prosecutor i...

John Celock

Dem: Zero Voter Impersonation Cases

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 03.29.2013 | Politics

Missouri Secretary of State Jason Kander (D) released a report Thursday indicating problems with the strict voter identification requirements containe...

John Celock

Kansas Immigration Foe Gets Mixed Message From Republicans

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 03.01.2013 | Politics

The Republican-controlled Kansas state Senate passed legislation Thursday evening that would give Secretary of State Kris Kobach (R) power to investig...

John Celock

Lawmakers 'Endorse Voter Surpression'

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 01.31.2013 | Politics

The Republican-controlled Montana House of Representatives on Thursday voted to repeal same-day voter registration. The repeal, passed on a straig...

John Celock

Big Blow For Voter ID Laws

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 01.25.2013 | Politics

Montana lawmakers dealt a blow to voter identification proponents by effectively killing a bill that would have limited voter ID options. The Hous...

Republican's 90 Percent Voter Problem Claim Slammed

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 12.28.2012 | Politics

Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach (R) said his push for new voter identification requirements and other election law changes stopped 90 percent of...

GOP Voting Chief: Balance Not Politically Possible

The Huffington Post | John Celock | Posted 12.11.2012 | Politics

Ohio Secretary of State Jon Husted (R) defended his decision to limit early voting in the state, saying that voting places needed time to set up for t...

John Celock

Kansas Official Reverses Judicial Order On Release Of Voters' Names

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 11.16.2012 | Politics

Hours after a federal judge granted access to the names of provisional voters in one Kansas case, a county election official ruled in another case tha...

John Celock

Tea Party Favorite Loses Fight Over Provisional Ballots

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 11.15.2012 | Politics

A federal judge in Kansas overruled Secretary of State Kris Kobach's objections Wednesday and will allow a Democratic state lawmaker and well-known Ko...

John Celock

'Out Of Touch' Republican Blamed For Election Night Confusion

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 11.14.2012 | Politics

Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach (R) faces calls for his resignation led by a group that contends his out-of-state work on immigration legislatio...

John Celock

GOP Official Explains Election Night Absence

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 11.09.2012 | Politics

Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach has ordered a probe into how votes were counted in the state's largest city, while facing questions about how he...

Voters Worry About Heckling, Shootings

Annapolis Patch | Anna Staver | Posted 11.12.2012 | Politics

On Sunday night, two men were shot near the community center, and in June, Orlando Sherman McDaniel, 29, of Annapolis died as a result of gunshots wo...

'Disgusted' Senior Plans Appeal Of 'Disgraceful' Law

Doylestown Patch | Sarah Larson | Posted 10.15.2012 | Politics

A Doylestown great-grandmother involved in the lawsuit against Pennsylvania's Voter ID law said she is not giving up, despite a state court's ruling W...

John Celock

Kansas Elections Boss Thinks 'He's Above The Rules,' Dem Says

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 08.06.2012 | Politics

CHICAGO -- Kansas Democrats and moderate Republicans on Monday criticized campaign donations to conservative candidates by a political action committe...

John Celock

GOP Election Boss Told To Stop 'Red Herring' Focus

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 07.28.2012 | Politics

A new report which has ranked Kansas as one of six states most likely to have problems with accurate vote counts, led a Democratic legislator to call ...

John Celock

Six States Given Bad Voting Grades

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 07.25.2012 | Politics

Six states received the lowest grades for their abilities to accurately count election results based on their lack of access to paper ballots, accordi...

John Celock

Top Election Official: U.S. 'Doesn't Do Enough'

HuffingtonPost.com | John Celock | Posted 07.24.2012 | Politics

Voter education is a top concern heading into the presidential election for the newly elected president of an international organization of election o...