This Pa. county rejected voters’ flawed mail ballots. Then it refused to count their in-person votes, too.
The ACLU is suing Delaware County, arguing that the Board of Elections misread the law and disenfranchised eligible voters in the May primary.
What is ERIC?
More and more states are discussing leaving a national program that helps clean voter rolls and protect against fraud.
The Electronic Registration Information Center is trusted by most states as the most effective way to perform cross-state voter registration checks.
How politics and misinformation overshadow their stated reasons for leaving the voter roll coalition that helps prevent voter fraud.
Bill rooted in conspiracy theories about the multi-state program for cleaning voter rolls approved by the House and Senate.
When members withdraw from the program, here’s how it hurts themselves — and their neighbors.
How the Electronic Registration Information Center helps achieve both secure elections and fair voting access.
The left worries about voter purges. The right worries about secure elections. Clean voter rolls help them both.
Conspiracy theory whirlwind threatens to blow Texas out of national program that keeps voter rolls updated
ERIC is a national system that Texas officials say is an important tool to keep voting rolls clean. But a band of right-wing voter fraud activists, joined by state GOP officials, wants to gut it.
Election integrity activists’ unfounded claims undermining a program that helps state officials clean voter rolls.
States’ withdrawals from ERIC show how allegations of a tilted election playing field can still roil some voters.
Teens who “preregister” to vote become automatically eligible on their 18th birthday. Democrats’ proposal would lower the age when youth could sign up.
The House and Senate reach a compromise on differing versions of HB 1243, agreeing to keep protection for ineligible voters who cast ballots by mistake.
Most election skeptics lost. But in three counties, these candidates will likely hold a majority on their board of election.
Pinal County’s inaccurate counts in 2022 were caused by human error. Counting ballots by hand won’t prevent that again.
Lawmakers unanimously vote to roll back the 2021 ban on reusable data storage after Votebeat’s report on its expensive, unrealistic mandate.
We’re celebrating our anniversary by looking back at what we’ve accomplished so far.
The Senate and House bills had differed on whether someone should be punished for voting by mistake. Now the two chambers must reach an agreement.
Harris County leaders say state’s new oversight laws would set a “dangerous precedent” and may challenge the effort in court.
Everything you need to know about Senate Majority Leader Sonny Borrelli’s letter asserting the Legislature has “plenary authority” over how elections are run.
Want to vote early? Get a mail ballot? Use a drop box? Here’s how.
Lawmakers say they want secure elections. They aren’t willing to set aside the money needed to ensure them.
How one northeast Pa. county made light work of running “two elections” since the advent of mail voting
Columbia County’s two-person election office could never do it alone. Here’s what happens when the county’s bipartisan, collaborative leadership calls for “all hands on deck.”
The bill motivated by conspiracy theories about the voter-roll-checking program nearly died this week in the legislature. Now it’s back, and awaits an uncertain vote.
Why Kari Lake is still, six months after losing, in Arizona courts arguing the 2022 election was stolen
Lake and Abe Hamadeh get to argue their election challenges again this week. Here’s why the cases have dragged on so long — and what harm voting advocates say they continue to cause.
As deputy secretary of state, the longtime community activist and lawyer is focused on the legislative push for a Michigan Voting Rights Act and implementing Prop 2 voting reforms.
Pinal County election officials tried to paper over problems, but now they need to correct them.
Todo lo que necesitas saber para votar en las primarias de Filadelfia de 2023 (y no solamente para elegir el candidato a la alcaldía)
¿Quieres votar temprano? ¿Llenar una papeleta para enviar por correo? ¿Depositar tu voto en un buzón de entrega? Aquí te decimos cómo.
Pinal County’s election errors could have been avoided. Here’s how Arizona can prevent the same mistakes elsewhere.
It took a statewide recount to ensure all ballots were counted correctly in Arizona’s midterm election. Experts say these four fixes would help improve accuracy in the future.
45 candidates running to get control over Pennsylvania elections have spread election misinformation
Votebeat and Spotlight PA examined more than 400 county commissioner and county council candidates to see which ones have alleged fraud or expressed doubts about election security. Here’s what we found.
Despite advances, Philadelphia still falls short of providing equal polling place access to disabled voters
Only about one-third of the city’s precincts vote in buildings that are considered “fully accessible.”
Backed by two new Republican justices, the court’s decision to reopen recent decisions sets a new precedent — and has national ramifications.
Arizona voters were told the election went fine. Records show a county director saw glaring errors, cashed out, then fled.
Virginia Ross had proof of inaccuracies that she didn’t flag before county supervisors certified the November election results, even as she told them she stood by the numbers — and then collected a $25,000 bonus.
True the Vote co-founder Alan Vera dies at Texas Capitol moments before scheduled testimony on election bills
Alan Vera was a mainstay at the Texas Capitol, frequently consulting on legislation. Two weeks ago, the House Elections Committee sang him “Happy Birthday.”
Law would force the county to move election duties under its clerk and tax assessor-collector, in reaction to what critics call a continued pattern of election problems.
Proposals giving state officials more authority over local elections — triggered by Harris County’s election problems — are poised to win lawmakers’ support.
Barriers including lines and voter ID laws present challenges for young voters
After Heider Garcia departs, “that skill set is gonna be very hard to replace,” election expert says.
Candidate was chosen by the Cochise County recorder who pushed for illegal hand counting of ballots and doubts the security of election equipment.
Republican supervisors of the southern Arizona county said they were not concerned that Bob Bartelsmeyer shared posts falsely claiming the 2020 presidential vote was rigged.
Legislation giving election officials a week to “pre-cavass” ballots would speed up results, but other provisions could make it unpalatable to Senate Republicans.
And why we can’t expect justice from a civil suit filed by a private company.
Heider Garcia’s resignation comes in the wake of tensions with a county judge who ran his campaign on conservative election integrity.
“Sharpiegate” prompted changes that contributed to the county’s Election Day problems.
Local elections have historically low turnout compared to federal or statewide elections. We want to know what might be preventing you from voting for mayor or city council.
The mandate they approved in 2021 will force counties to replace their election machines at a cost of more than $100 million — and to keep replacing them. One Senate bill to address the problem is moving ahead.
“Past their capacity”: Independent review reveals why Maricopa County ballot printers failed on Election Day
The report urges the county to replace the printers that couldn’t handle 2022’s heavy paper and long ballots.
Texas lawmakers, citing problems in the state’s largest county, push to increase state authority over local elections
Members of Congress fought over whether Luzerne’s paper shortage constituted voter suppression, but didn’t uncover anything new about the cause.
Maricopa County knew its voter signature review would be scrutinized. Here’s how it tried to improve before 2022.
After 2020, Maricopa County Recorder Stephen Richer increased training for workers who review voter signatures, added an audit step in the process, and put more people on the job.
The Commonwealth Court dismissed a case brought by the Republican National Committee, arguing that counties allowing voters to fix errors on their ballot had violated state law.
It took years to build the multi-state system known as ERIC, which weeds out duplicate, deceased, and suspicious voter registrations. Texas Republicans want to dump it, but there’s no viable replacement.
The veteran was not registered to vote and had been given documents showing as much before the 2022 election.
A panel of election experts held a discussion on unequal voting policies in the state and possible solutions.
“Election policy is more durable if it’s bipartisan,” a prominent expert says.
Before canceling 100,000 voter registrations, Michigan officials call on community groups and clerks to double-check their lists
Here’s how officials clean the rolls of dead people and residents who have moved — without removing eligible voters by mistake.
Even the Democratic secretary of state is a fan of Republican Sen. Ken Bennett’s bill to release digital images of cast ballots to the public.
Lawmakers debate whether ineligible voters would be prosecuted for making a mistake. Republicans had lowered the penalty to a misdemeanor two years ago.
Republican senator’s record on elections has Democrats, voting advocates worried passing reform will be difficult
Cris Dush, chairman of the state government committee, rejected the results of the 2020 election and led Republicans’ investigation attempt.
Why Arizona’s attorney general is suing Cochise County for giving its recorder control over elections
Attorney General Kris Mayes calls the plan to empower election skeptic David Stevens an “unqualified handover.”