State News / June 27, 2019

Maricopa County’s New Election Director: The Head Chef It Needs, Or Just Another ‘Cook In The Kitchen?’

The Maricopa County Board of Supervisors took its biggest step yet in responding to a rocky primary election last August.At its meeting on Wednesday, the board created a new position to oversee Election Day. Now, one person will run early voting and report to the county recorder, and a second person, who reports to both the recorder and the Board, will handle Election Day.

State News / May 31, 2019

Franklin County Has Highest Number Of Provisional Ballots In Ohio

The voting rights group All Voting Is Local released a report this week showing that Franklin County has the most provisional ballots in the state.

Provisional ballots are cast when there’s questions about a voter’s eligibility on election day. The Board of Elections must resolve those questions before that person's vote counts.

Media, State News / May 30, 2019

Advocacy group says too many provisional ballots cast in Franklin County

More voters in Franklin County cast provisional ballots in November 2018 after their eligibility was questioned, and more of those votes were tossed before the final counts, compared with Ohio’s other 87 counties, according to an analysis released Thursday by a voter advocacy group.

Reports, State News / May 28, 2019

Rejected: How the Provisional Ballot System in Franklin County, Ohio Fails Voters

In 2018, Franklin County voters cast a disproportionate number of provisional ballots compared to their percentage of the state electorate. Our report examines the reasons behind this and makes recommendations to prevent it from happening again.