Absentee Voting

After Election Day Confusion, Hawaii Gov Pushes Full Mail-In Voting

BY: - November 27, 2012

On the heels of an Election Day plagued by long lines and mass confusion, Hawaii Governor Neil Abercrombie says he’s pushing for major changes to voting on the islands — mainly, the elimination of the traditional Election Day altogether. Abercrombie will propose legislation in the coming session to move Hawaii toward a 100 percent mail-in […]

Federal Court Reinstates Early Voting in Ohio

BY: - October 8, 2012

Ohio counties can keep polls open for early voting the three days before Election Day, a federal appeals court ruled Friday (October 5), handing Democrats another victory in their battle to undo new restrictions on voting passed by Republican-led state legislatures. In a 2-1 decision, the 6th U.S. Court of Appeals in Cincinnati upheld a […]

Early and Absentee Voting Erode Election Day Tradition

BY: - November 2, 2010

Over the past few years, it’s become clear that today — Election Day — isn’t as important as it used to be. Traditional polling places appear to be dying off, as more and more voters cast their ballots early. But the full story is more complicated than that. What’s going on is not just a […]

Report: States Need to Fix Military Voting

BY: - January 8, 2009

While experts reported that the November elections went off with hardly a hitch, questions are being raised about whether all of the hundreds of thousands of military voters serving abroad were able to cast their ballots with the rest of the country. This issue arose during the 2008 election when the U.S. Department of Justice […]

Election Day Mostly Smooth

BY: - November 6, 2008

Six years after being ordered to overhaul their voting systems, states showed they were largely prepared for 2008’s historic election and near-record voter turnout. “I was pretty proud. The story today around the country – unlike in 2000 or in some cases 2004 and 2006 – was not about the election administration, it was about […]

States Help Seniors Cast Their Votes

BY: - March 25, 2008

As states prepare for predicted record-breaking turnout on Election Day this year, many are paying special attention to the elderly – the nation’s most avid voters. In the last presidential election, at least 79 percent of those 65 and older cast ballots, compared to an overall voter turnout of 52 percent, according to the U.S. […]

Election Day Dawns Weeks Early in 30 States

BY: - September 30, 2004

An unprecedented shift that makes it easier for voters in 30 states to cast their ballots early means that the first votes of the 2004 election will be in the ballot box before the first barbs of the presidential debate are even exchanged. Gone are the days of citizens across the country converging on polling […]

Three States to Let Overseas Soldiers Vote by E-mail

BY: - September 23, 2004

For the first time, members of the U.S. armed forces stationed in Iraq or other international hot spots can use e-mail to vote in the Nov. 2 election if their legal residence is Missouri, North Dakota or Utah. Those three states are pioneers in trying to make it easier for U.S. troops based overseas to […]