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Michigan’s open primary system allows voters to cast ballots in either party’s primary, but a ballot is considered “spoiled” if it includes votes for candidates from both parties. Read More
The Washington secretary of state’s office is featuring new research on the costs of transitioning the state to mail voting. The study covers the period from 1992, when 17.5 percent of Washington’s ballots were cast by mail, to 2012, when the state began running all elections by mail. Read More
Mobilizing voters who don’t typically turn out to vote is difficult. It is well documented that voting is habit forming, and those who have not developed the inclination are unlikely to cast a ballot. But election administrators and political campaigns have new research to guide their efforts to activate these voters. Read More