Election Dispatches

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  • New Brief: The 2014 Voting Experience

    Pew today released a brief documenting the results of a series of surveys with voters about their expectations and practices during the 2014 midterm elections. The survey found that many voters spend less time waiting at the polls than they expect to; change their minds about how to cast their ballots; and return mail ballots in a variety of ways, not always using the U.S. Postal Service. Read More

  • Alabama Joins ERIC

    Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill announced today that his state will become the 14th member of the Electronic Registration Information Center. ERIC is a multistate data-sharing partnership that uses secure, state-of-the-art technology to provide election officials with the data they need to keep voter lists complete and up-to-date. Read More

  • L.A. County Planning a Streamlined Voting System

    States and localities across the nation are re-evaluating and upgrading their elections technology. In Los Angeles County, officials are planning to introduce a new, innovative system to improve the voting experience and streamline Election Day administration. The impending launch is the culmination of a six-year project involving voter advocates and county election officials. Read More

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