15.Aug, 2019 Comments Off on California’s Motor Voter Program Fraught with Errors

California’s Motor Voter Program Fraught with Errors

California’s quest to be the nation’s benchmark for automatic (mandatory) voter registration was dealt a blow thanks to a recent audit highlighting issues with its perpetually plagued motor voter program.    The audit, released Friday by the Office of California Governor Gavin Newsom, showed that almost 84,000 duplicate voter registrations were 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…

31.Oct, 2016 Comments Off on Two Arrests for Election Fraud in Florida

Two Arrests for Election Fraud in Florida

Two recent arrests for election fraud in Florida demonstrate the importance of having checks at every point of the process.  One was of a temporary election worker who was filling in blanks on mail-in ballots she was processing, and the other was a person hired by a non-profit to register…

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.”

17.Feb, 2016 0

EAC and Brian Newby Sued for Adding Proof of Citizenship Requirement

  A lawsuit has been filed against the Election Assistance Commission and its Executive Director Brian Newby by a coalition of voting groups.  The suit alleges that Newby impermissibly changed the instructions on the federal voter registration form to require proof of citizenship to complete a registration in Arizona, Georgia, and Kansas, in…

11.Feb, 2016 0

Connecticut SOS Proposes Automatic Voter Registration

The Connecticut Secretary of State is recommending the legislature enact automatic voter registration. The recommended system would “enable people to automatically register as Connecticut voters when they do business with the Department of Motor Vehicles.”

Bipartisan Committee Recommends Online Registration in Mississippi

  A bipartisan committee with the support of Mississippi Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann recently released a report recommending reforms to Mississippi’s election process for consideration by the legislature.  The recommended reforms included online voter registration.

Election Assistance Commission Allows Kansas and Georgia to Require Proof of Citizenship

  On January 29, the Election Assistance Commission sent letters to the Georgia Secretary of State, Brian Kemp, and Kansas Election Director, Bryan Caskey, allowing them to require proof of citizenship with federal postcard voter registrations in an effort to comply with the laws in their respective states.