Latest Early voting Stories

2014-09-02 16:29:01

Statewide tour of college campuses aims to raise awareness of Vote Texas resources AUSTIN, Texas, Sept. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Coinciding with the Labor Day holiday and traditional beginning of the political season, Texas Secretary of State Nandita Berry embarked on the General Election phase of the Vote Texas campaign. Her goal is to make sure all Texans have the information and resources they need to participate in upcoming elections. "Voting is a fundamental right and responsibility, and...

2014-08-19 23:02:02

Three-county California Voter Foundation study finds late return, missing signatures and non-matching signatures are top reasons why some vote-by-mail ballots cast go uncounted. Sacramento, CA (PRWEB) August 19, 2014 A new report issued today by the California Voter Foundation (CVF) finds that the top three reasons why some ballots go uncounted in three counties studied are that they are received too late, lack the voter’s signature, or the signature on the ballot envelope does not...

2012-10-19 01:37:02

Thanks to better voting technology over the last decade, the country's election process has seen much improvement, according to a new report released today by researchers at Caltech and MIT. However, the report notes, despite this progress, some problems remain. Spurred by the debacle of hanging chads and other voting problems during the 2000 presidential election, the Voting Technology Project (VTP) was started by Caltech and MIT to bring together researchers from across disciplines to...

2009-04-16 16:05:00

Comprehensive report released today by Women's Voices. Women Vote outlines critical areas in need of election reform WASHINGTON, April 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ --Seeking to focus the attention of lawmakers and election reform groups on the obstacles to full participation of the American electorate and the path to election reform, Women's Voices. Women Vote (WVWV) today released a comprehensive report titled, "Access to Democracy: Identifying Obstacles Hindering the Right to Vote."...

2008-09-22 09:00:22

Nearly one-third of U.S. voters will cast ballots early this year, up from 20 percent in 2004 and 15 percent in 2000, voting experts predict. Residents of Virginia, Kentucky and Georgia are among the first who can vote early in person and by mail, USA Today reported. During the next few weeks, at least 34 states and the District of Colombia will allow early in-person voting for the Nov. 4 elections. Paul Gronke of the Early Voting Information Center in Portland, Ore., predicted about...

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