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Natural Disasters Are Changing. How Are We Responding?

Across the country, communities are facing weather-related challenges such as stronger storms, more intense flooding, and harsher droughts and wildfires. The Fourth National Climate Assessment, released in November 2018, examines natural changes affecting the United States and what they could mean for the American way of life. The massive report concludes that community resilie ...

New Security Video Helps Voters See Election Security at Work

When I serve as a poll worker at my local precinct in Northern Virginia, voters often ask how they can be confident that their vote will be counted. When the U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC) asked Fors Marsh Group to create an informational video about election security, I thought about these interactions with voters and how appreciative they were to learn about the va ...

National Disability Voter Registration Week

This is National Disability Voter Registration Week and it is vital to highlight some data showing the importance of registering voters with disabilities. The best data on this topic comes from the U.S. Census Bureau. In November of every even-numbered year, the Census Bureau’s Current Population Survey (CPS) conducts a Voting and Registration Supplement. This supplement asks i ...

Three Changes to the Landscape of U.S. Military and Overseas Voting—2012 versus 2016

Imagine you are a young sailor in the U.S. Navy, and you’re deployed out on a ship for several months. Others on your ship have been talking about an important presidential election that’s coming up, but you’re worried that you won’t be able to vote because you won’t be home before Election Day. How are you going to cast a vote from the middle of the ocean? And are there resour ...

The Dynamic Changes in American Elections – 2012 to 2016

American elections can change dramatically between presidential elections. Some of these changes were driven by political campaigns, with some states being more competitive than others in a given election; however, many of these changes were the result of new laws and policies that affect election administration. According to the Election Assistance Commission’s (EAC) 2016 Elec ...

To Really Address Fraud Claims, Conduct Comprehensive Election Audits

Recently, President Donald Trump said that Vice President Mike Pence will head up a commission to investigate voting irregularities and possible fraud, especially related to voter registration. Examining elections to identify fraud requires in-depth election audits—a methodological examination of the processes and procedures that states and localities use to manage their electi ...

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