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25.May, 2018 Comments Off on California has Technical Difficulties With its New “Motor Voter” System

California has Technical Difficulties With its New “Motor Voter” System

Six weeks before its June 5 primary, California election officials are trying to solve errors to its voter database made by its new mandatory (automatic) voter registration system. According to a recent story in the Los Angeles Times, election officials in California claim that 77,000 voter records were impacted after…

21.Mar, 2018 Comments Off on Senate Intelligence Hearing on Election Security Shows Promise for Preventing Future Cyber Attacks on Federal/State Election Infrastructure

Senate Intelligence Hearing on Election Security Shows Promise for Preventing Future Cyber Attacks on Federal/State Election Infrastructure

The United States Senate Select Committee on Intelligence had a hearing today, questioning current Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, Executive Director of National Association of State Election Directors (NASED) Amy Cohen, and President-elect of the National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS) Jim Condos (among others) on…

4.Nov, 2016 Comments Off on Kobach Lacks Authority to Create Two-Tier Registration System

Kobach Lacks Authority to Create Two-Tier Registration System

The latest in the saga of litigation regarding Kansas’ proof of citizenship requirement for registering to vote was issued today by a Kansas state court in Brown v. Kobach.  The court found that Secretary of State Kris Kobach lacked the authority to establish a two-tier voter registration system, in response…

4.Nov, 2016 Comments Off on Police Raid 2 Offices of FieldWorks in Pennsylvania

Police Raid 2 Offices of FieldWorks in Pennsylvania

Police have raided two offices of FieldWorks in Pennsylvania, searching for evidence of fraudulent voter registration forms:   Days after searching the Delaware County office of a Democratic grassroots organization for evidence of voter-registration fraud, state police on Thursday raided a second office – this one in Philadelphia. Agents executed…

22.Oct, 2016 Comments Off on Despite concerns, Candidate for Oregon Secretary of State calls for Same Day Registration

Despite concerns, Candidate for Oregon Secretary of State calls for Same Day Registration

Brad Avakian, a candidate for Oregon Secretary of State, called for future same day registration despite substantive concerns from election officials and a determination that the system would not work for Oregon.  Currently, the Oregon constitution also prohibits same day registration.  Election officials have highlighted the cost and administrative headaches. Earlier this…

22.Oct, 2016 Comments Off on Last week, Federal Judge extended Virginia voter registration deadline when registration system failed to perform

Last week, Federal Judge extended Virginia voter registration deadline when registration system failed to perform

The Richmond Times Dispatch reports on the extension of the voter registration deadline when the voter registration system failed to perform and allow citizens to register online.   Virginia Department of Elections officials said the website problems were caused by an unprecedented traffic surge and online voting promotions by Facebook…

19.Oct, 2016 Comments Off on The Nation’s Election Chiefs Assure Americans of Integrity of Presidential Election

The Nation’s Election Chiefs Assure Americans of Integrity of Presidential Election

The National Association of Secretaries of State (NASS) have weighed in on the integrity of elections this cycle with a press release.  These are the chief election officials in the administration of elections.   The key parts of the press release are below: The members of the National Association of Secretaries of…

19.Oct, 2016 Comments Off on Are Democrats Seeking to End Verification of Florida Voters?

Are Democrats Seeking to End Verification of Florida Voters?

Democrats have filed another lawsuit. Read the emergency motion and memorandum. While the push is definitely on by Florida counties to finish the last minute registration applications and HAVA verifications, the Democrats seek to rely solely on the voter bringing in appropriate photo ID for voters that are not verified under federal law.  Federal law requires…

26.Feb, 2016 0

Congressman Encourages Florida to Join National Voter Registration Database

  Congressman Ted Deutch encouraged the Florida Secretary of State to enroll Florida in the Electronic Registration Information Center (ERIC), which is a national database aimed at preventing duplicate voter registrations and vote fraud. ERIC members currently include 15 states and the District of Columbia.  

22.Feb, 2016 0

Idaho Secretary of State Proposes Online Voter Registration Legislation

  Idaho Secretary of State Lawerence Denney proposed online voter registration legislation.  Denney makes the case for the legislation noting that “currently 30 states plus the District of Columbia are doing some form of online voter registration.”