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2014 Feb Redesign Search


Necessity is the mother of invention
Elections bring out creative ideas to get voters registered and to the polls

With Election Day less than two months away and for many states, voter registration deadlines even closer, elections officials and advocacy groups are working hard to get voters registered and then to the polls.

This hard word often comes in the form of some creative ideas. This week, we’ll take a look at just a few of the many creative ways advocacy groups and elections offices are working this year to get out the vote.

A polling place on every corner
In Ada County, Idaho, the county elections office will be rolling out a “food truck” polling place for the first time this cycle to allow early voters to cast their ballots from a number of remote locations throughout the county.

According to Phil McGrane, chief deputy clerk, the initial idea for the mobile polling place came from the need for a back- up solution in the event of an emergency on Election Day. Read more…

Feb 17, 2011

Overseas News: Lawmakers: Must troops sue for voting rights?

California: Bill would allow Californians to register online  |  Surprises loom as election debate picks up steam

Colorado: November ballots go through the mail

Guam: Lawmakers ponder possibility of repealing early voting

Hawaii: Instant runoff voting gains traction in Hawaii

Indiana: Grand jury probing vote by White  |  No charges filed in ballot probe

Kansas: Election commissioner forming study committee for voting places

Louisiana: Rep. Walker Hines plans to run for secretary of state

Maine: Bill would require voters to show ID at polls  |  Lawmakers considering bill that would require change in election rules

Maryland: Counties ask for more early voting sites

Nebraska: Vote by mail election gets an 'aye'

New Mexico: Committee vote on voter ID bill postponed  |  Voter ID bill unlikely to pass  |  Feds halt purge of 60K voters

New York: Villages prefer reliable older lever voting machines  |  Croton voters asked to move elections to November

North Carolina: Requiring voter ID: Good or bad for democracy?  |  Opponents speak out against voter ID  |  FSU students lobby against voter ID

Oklahoma: Bill's passage would help military voters

South Carolina: 1,127 voters not counted in Richland in November

Tennessee: Rutherford County elections administrator steps down  |  Walker resigns from post as administrator of elections  | County receives bill for election commission audit

Texas: Commissioners introduce new elections administrator

Virginia: Judge's ruling expands access to Virginian's voting records

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