Election Funding

Voting rights in less competitive states aren’t in the spotlight, and those voters deserve answers

Cochise County is set to launch a $1 million pilot to test secure features on ballots and hire a firm that has pushed the idea with former state Rep. Mark Finchem.

Act 88 poured $45 million into shoring up counties’ election needs, with a few strings attached. Now counties are designing budgets based on another round.

Unlike other high-profile resignations of election officials across the country, Pinal County Elections Director Geraldine Roll resigned under deep scrutiny.

As the county plans an expensive purchase, experts say stronger regulations over ballot printers would help prevent the problems voters saw in November.

Lawmakers say they want secure elections. They aren’t willing to set aside the money needed to ensure them.

Homeland Security  allocates money for election security, but not enough to meet the need. 

And so far, the prospects for getting it — at least from the federal government — don’t look good. Here’s what officials said at last week’s gathering of election chiefs.

Luzerne County was singled out by the Department of State as the only county with significant voting problems in the 2022 midterm elections.

Lawmakers’ failure to understand how things work leads to laws creating new obstacles for elections. 

Lawmakers overhauled the Electoral Count Act, but aren’t providing enough money to shore up crumbling election infrastructure.

Aggrieved anti-fluoride activists, low pay, and understaffing eventually drove away Gillespie County’s election officials.

How the county’s “lean” investment in a neglected office led to an overstretched staff, ballot debacles, and disenfranchised voters.

States banned private money for election expenses, but a new plan to raise money for voter fraud investigations poses similar concerns.

Zuckerberg’s grants prompted new laws prohibiting donated resources. Now, wary election officials wonder what they can accept.

Many conservatives have criticized Mark Zuckerberg’s 2020 funding. But not this other guy’s.

Outside funding for elections isn’t ideal. Neither is ignoring the reality that made it necessary.

The national security risk caused by America’s underfunded election infrastructure.

After Congress passed up its best chance to send aid, here is the voting environment administrators are facing.

House Speaker previously scuttled plan to include billions in election assistance in budget resolution, congressional staffers say.