Elections and Voting

New Jersey joins multistate effort to clean up voter registration data

The state will send names, addresses, dates of birth, and a slew of other information about its voters to the Electronic Registration Information Center, which will compare them to data from other states to detect registrations that are no longer accurate.

Misinformation ‘harms nearly every element of election administration,’ committee report finds

State election officials said that they “need help at the federal level” to counter the threat.

3G retirement blamed for some delayed Michigan election results

The Wayne County Clerk’s Office said the March retirement was partly responsible for delayed reporting in 65 counties across the state.

Election info must be more accessible to disabled, survey says

Understanding how to better communicate with voters with disabilities – regardless of access to the internet – is crucial to making elections more accessible.

Election officials want to tell the public 'where the good guys won' in cyber efforts

As misinformation around the 2020 elections continues to swirl, state election officials say that DHS and CISA should do more to raise up ‘successes’ around efforts to mitigate vulnerabilities in voting systems.

Public tests of election equipment aim to thwart conspiracy theories

To confirm that all voting machines work properly and meet every state requirement, tests verify that each counting machine accurately tallies a predetermined, marked set of ballots.

Election laws in red and blue states are changing. Here's how

With primaries underway and this year's November elections approaching, lawmakers in Republican and Democratic states have overhauled laws to both increase and tighten ballot access.

Russian cyberattack could capitalize on election doubts

The U.S. has better cyber defenses than it did during the 2016 presidential election, but multifaceted efforts to delegitimize democracy and spread misinformation are creating new vulnerabilities.

Phishing scam targets election officials, FBI warns

Election officials in at least nine states received emails with attachments that redirected to credential harvesting sites.

Some states are making it harder to vote, some are making it easier – but it’s too soon to say if this will affect voter turnout in 2022

Most of the recent changes don’t make voting easier or harder. They make the process easier for the state and local officials who run elections.

Redistricting delays scramble state elections

Triggered by pandemic-slowed census counts and court challenges, fluctuating voting district maps are putting state and local election officials under extraordinary pressure to prepare for elections in a shortened timeline.

Billionaire-backed group enlists Trump-supporting citizens to hunt for voter fraud using discredited techniques

The Voter Reference Foundation is putting the nation’s voter rolls online while making unsupported claims suggesting election fraud. The group’s funding can be traced to a Super PAC funded by the CEO of Uline.

Military, overseas voting tech to get boost from grants

Technology to make registering to vote and receiving ballots easier for U.S. service members and Americans living abroad will be getting support from federal government grants.

Technique could prevent voting system 'trash attacks'

Systems that let voters verify their ballots could be easily manipulated, a pair of researchers say, and they propose a simple fix using hashing technology.

Many overseas voters still can't cast a ballot, study finds

The use of online technology for the request and delivery of blank ballots helped to make modest improvements for military and overseas voters in the 2010 election, but many problems remain, according to a post-election survey by the Overseas Vote Foundation.

Hackers vs. DC voting system: Hackers win

Hackers bested D.C.'s voting system after the Board of Elections dared them to try to beat the security measures.

Technical experts sought for input on voting equipment standards

The Election Assistance Commission is filling four slots reserved for experts in its Technical Guidelines Development Committee, which is revising the Voluntary Voting System Guidelines used by states to certify voting equipment. An updated version of the VVSG has been released for public comment.