Countdown to Election 2020: Making Sure Everyone Can Vote Safely

The COVID-19 crisis has affected nearly all aspects of American life, and elections are no different.  Summarizing national think tank “The Brennan Center” in their response to the coronavirus, “Unlike a hurricane, a pandemic does not have a discrete and relatively predictable end point. And avoiding large-scale social contact is a central feature of combating the …

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Inclusion Solutions Introduces Infection (Coronavirus) Protection Kit for Election Administrators

As the novel coronavirus spreads through the U.S. during presidential primaries, election and government officials are determining the best way forward to allow voters to cast their ballots safely. Overseeing absentee, early, and in-person voting during an unforeseen and unprecedented pandemic has forced authorities to overcome new virus-related hurdles: providing adequate cleaning supplies to polling …

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CyberSecurity Coordinator Case Study: Pike County, Mississippi

Election Infrastructure as a Critical Resource: Background In March 2018, President Trump declared “Election Infrastructure” as a critical resource for the United States. Congress appropriated $385 million for the use of cybersecurity activities by states and local election officials as part of the Help America Vote Act (HAVA). The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) including …

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Opening the Door for Voter Turnout

According to a recent report by the Rutgers School of Management and Labor Relations, turnout among voters without a disability rose to 54 percent in 2018, leaving a near 5-point turnout gap between those who face disabilities and those who do not, representing up to 14.7 million Americans with disabilities who did not cast a ballot last year. As …

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Election Officials are like NFL Kickers

“So, what do you do for living?” Oh, the question that so many election professionals struggle to fully explain as people typically respond, astonished: “Wait, I didn’t realize so much goes into Election Day.” Having this conversation both as an Election Director of a large jurisdiction and working with hundreds of local officials on behalf …

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