presidential commission on election administration
February 9, 2017 -
This week a U.S. House committee voted to scrap the Election Assistance Commission — the independent government agency that sets security standards for voting machines. It's not the first time the agency created in response to the chaotic 2000 presidential election has been targeted for elimination by Republicans.
November 20, 2015 -
A new report finds that where a voter lives is the single biggest factor in determining Election Day wait lines, with Southern states ranking among the worst. Another big factor is race, with African Americans on average waiting more than twice as long as whites. The report offers suggestions for how to fix the problem.
September 25, 2015 -
September marks National Voter Registration Month, created to draw attention to the importance of voter registration. The registration process is currently hindered by outdated technology, particularly in the South, but modernization efforts are making headway.
May 20, 2015 -
Last week Florida became the latest among 28 states that now or will soon offer statewide online voter registration. Evidence shows such systems are less prone to fraud, more cost-effective and popular among voters and elections officials alike.