Elections

Oversight Committee Chair Maloney Loses Primary

Maloney's defeat sets up a race to see who will be the next top Democrat on the House Committee on Oversight and Reform.

Recruiting the ‘Essential Workers of Democracy’: Group Aims to Sign up Poll Workers Ahead of Midterms

Power the Polls helped recruit poll workers during a global pandemic in 2020. Now the nonprofit group is back to help election administrators address new challenges.

‘We Need Your Help’: Election Officials Ask Congress to Better Address Harassment Ahead of Midterms

Women make up the overwhelming majority of the election workforce, and many are facing threats in the wake of lies spread about the integrity of the 2020 election.

GovExec Daily: Securing the Human Side of Elections

Alliance for Securing Democracy's David Levine joins the podcast to discuss a new report on deterring threats to election workers.

The Independent State Legislature Doctrine Could Reverse 200 Years of Progress and Take Power Away from the People

A doctrine embraced by some conservatives could be adopted by the Supreme Court. And if they do, Americans’ political power will be dramatically limited.

USPS Plans to Slash 50,000 Positions in Coming Years to Reach 'Break Even' Point

The plan envisions relying solely on attrition. Meanwhile, USPS is delivering election ballots at a much faster clip.

Nina Otero-Warren – Latina Champion of Women’s Voting Rights and Education in New Mexico – Will Soon Grace U.S. Quarters

As a women’s rights activist, Nina Otero-Warren fought for the right for women to vote in New Mexico. Now, her image is featured on the U.S. quarter.

The White House Wants to Give USPS $5 Billion to Boost Mail-In Voting

The Postal Service faced criticism for its election efforts in 2020, but ultimately was largely successful in delivering ballots.

It Just Got Easier for Feds to Vote and Work at Polls 

New leave guidance is part of the Biden administration’s overall efforts to increase access to voting.

GOP Will Slash Federal Workforce and Limit Service Time if It Retakes Congress, Senator Says

In his "Rescue America" plan, Sen. Rick Scott proposes that the new majority push for reducing the workforce by 25%, 12-year term limits and new pay caps.

Expert: Worries about Democracy Remain a Year after Jan. 6 Insurrection

Nearly a year after the January 6 attack on the US Capitol, concerns remain about the state of American democracy, says Michael Traugott.

Postal Service Settles Election Case, Agrees to Continue Prioritizing Ballots

USPS will continue steps it implemented for the 2020 election through at least 2028.

GovExec Daily: Secure Elections After the 2020 Cycle

Elections tech expert Ross Underwood joins the podcast to discuss voting security.

Inspector General Urges Ethics Review at Federal Election Commission Following ProPublica Report

The FEC’s inspector general has called for the agency to review its policies and internal controls after ProPublica revealed a key employee’s undisclosed ties to Trump.

GovExec Daily: Election Security Amid Threats to Ballot Access

The Alliance for Securing Democracy's David Levine joins the podcast to discuss how elections can be administered after a contentious 2020.

Census Delay Spells Election Chaos for States

Some states already have decided to use outdated data for redistricting.