Let's try to imagine which is better secured: a lotto computer dealing with tens of millions of dollars, or a voting tabulation machine in any one of the states whose voting methods leave no trace?Read More
Why do our media postmortems on elections focus on personalities? Maybe we’ve al read too many novels. But, to paraphrase Florence Nightengale: elections speak in statistics. How many people lacked ID? How many got false information about the election? How many registrations weren’t processed? How many were given provisional ballots because their voter rolls were inaccurate? How many arrived to find that they weren’t registered, even though they were sure they were?
If the Census includes the immigration/citizen question, it will be a disaster.Read More
While Americans are well-acquainted with Russian online trolls’ 2016 disinformation campaign, there’s a more insidious threat of Russian interference in the coming midterms. The Russians could hack our very election infrastructure, disenfranchising Americans and even altering the vote outcome in key states or districtsRead More
This is how you start a civil war. Promote a Through the Looking Glass mirror reality; undermine trust; shift folks into opposing, irreconcilable perspectives. That's what gives resentful angry folks license to take things into their own hands.Read More
Kristen Clarke's the Executive Director of the Lawyer's Committee for Civil Rights under law. This is a talk she gave last summer, which is an excellent overview of legal tricks used to disenfranchise voters.Read More
Loss of Voting rights is the basis of every other rights issue. That's why we need to put voting first — to prevent outrages like this one.Read More
Today, the NJ legislature voted to advance three voting reform bills that will modernize New Jersey’s elections and reduce barriers to participation: Automatic Voter Registration with one agency, expanded in-person early voting, and online registration.Read More
Secretary of the Commonwealth William Galvin on Thursday endorsed Automatic Voter Registration, and stressed the importance of passing it this session. Our bill has a new number: H.4320.Read More
Old voting machines pose a security risk to the integrity of US elections. And 41 states use machines that are more than 10 years old. Many leave no paper trail, making it impossible to know when hackers manipulate the vote. What's needed to fix this: FUNDING.Read More
208 bills to expand voting access have been introduced in 30 states, this year, and many of them are Automatic Voter Registration bills. States are starting to understand just how powerful a vehicle Automatic Voter Registration is.
"The Washington state legislature passed its third voter registration modernization law in just eight days when it approved automatic voter registration (AVR)..."Read More
Jeanne Atkins, former Oregon Secretary of State, briefed MA legislators on her implementation of AVR. You couldn't miss the courage, persistence and emotional intelligence she applied to the project. Listen to an interview!Read More
First, the good: H.2091 jumped a big hurdle, and got favorably voted out of committee. But sadly, not long after, our Lead Sponsor, Peter Kokot, unexpectedly died. Mr. Kokot was a powerful champion for H.2091, and we may not find another like him. So we're going to have to redouble our efforts. We need to secure our voter rolls!Read More