Election Administration Posts
One day after Wisconsin Republicans asked the Supreme Court to block a lower-court ruling that extended the deadline for voters to submit absentee ballots in the state’s primary election, Wisconsin Democrats urged the justices to stay out of the dispute and allow that ruling to stay in place for now.
Here are some of the latest stories surrounding states postponing their primary elections in response to COVID-19.
In light of the recent disruptions to in-person elections due to the COVID-19 restrictions, and the potential for a larger-than-average number of citizens requesting absentee ballots, state officials may need guidance on how to implement fair and efficient absentee protocols now more than ever.
Speaker Nancy Pelosi was correct when she recently said that the best way to avoid a disputed election is for the result to be a blowout. But that is a hope, and we need a plan.
As 2020’s elections edge closer, recent troubling developments are casting new light on an old question—what will it take for the results to be trusted?
If the 2020 presidential election hinges on recounts in the closest battleground states, there could be a crisis even greater than the 2000 election where the U.S. Supreme Court ended a Florida recount in its infamous Bush v. Gore ruling.
The Principles apply to any type of elective office and are structured to be useful to multiple audiences, including state legislatures, state courts, and state officers such as secretaries of state and local election officials.
In an article for POLITICO Magazine entitled “An Idea for Electoral College Reform That Both Parties Might Actually Like” Edward B. Foley discusses the theories present in his upcoming book, Presidential Elections and Majority Rule. Professor Foley shares his views on Electoral College reform, the 12th Amendment, voting rights, and more.
Bladen County, North Carolina, provides the latest object lesson for anyone genuinely interested in improving American elections. Each day this past week brought a new revelation about apparent absentee ballot fraud there, fraud that appears increasingly likely to lead North Carolina authorities (or the U.S. House of Representatives) to call for a new election for the state’s 9th Congressional District. But whether or not that entire congressional race must be rerun, the story that has emerged from Bladen County already makes clear the need for all states to be vigilant in how they manage their absentee voting processes.
Florida’s voting system was called into question again after several high-profile recounts in the midterm elections. Florida will undoubtedly be a battleground in the 2020 presidential election, and the state will have work to do to improve the way it handles voting.