Voter Registration

Voter integrity questioned by ‘challenged voters’ in Vermont

By   /  June 23, 2014  /  Elections, News, Politics & Elections, Vermont, Voter Fraud, Voter Registration  /  No Comments

GAPS IN SYSTEM: A new report found 308,000 people were simultaneously registered to vote in Virginia and other states.

In part one of this Watchdog.org feature on election integrity in Vermont, Linda Chagnon, a member of the Board of Registration of Voters in Burlington, explained ways in which unregistered voters are being allowed to vote in local and federal elections. In part two of our interview, Chagnon discusses how mismanagement of “challenged” voters creates the potential for additional voter fraud.

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VT voter registration official: ‘I just want things fair and honest’

By   /  June 18, 2014  /  Elections, Fraud, News, Politics & Elections, Transparency, Vermont, Voter Fraud, Voter Registration  /  No Comments

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As campaign season heats up, voters are looking for candidates who will perform the duties of elected office with honesty and integrity. No less important, voters want the election process itself to be marked by the same integrity. Burlington voter registration watchdog Linda Chagnon says election officials face challenges in ensuring that only registered voters vote in elections.

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Election board allows use of expired IDs

By   /  June 12, 2014  /  Elections, News, Virginia  /  No Comments

WHO'S THERE? Virginia's State Board of Elections will allow expired photo IDs to be accepted at the polls.

A “tweak” in Virginia’s voter-identification law will allow expired photo IDs to be used at polling places on Election Day.

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Virginia fails to police voter rolls, critics charge

By   /  April 28, 2014  /  California, Elections, Maryland, News, North Carolina, South Carolina, Transparency, Virginia  /  No Comments

BREAKDOWN: Vote watcher Reagan George says accountability and common sense are lacking in enforcement of election laws.

“Election legitimacy is being sacrificed on the altar of convenience,” said Reagan George, president of the Virginia Voters Alliance.

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Under the bus: Union-backed group turning America’s West blue

By   /  December 10, 2013  /  Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Northwest, Oregon, Washington  /  No Comments

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By Dustin Hurst and Shelby Sebens  | Watchdog.org
Examining the Portland, Ore.-based Bus Project, one could use plenty of adjectives to describe the operation’s tactics and activities: aggressive, unique and innovative.
The one descriptor that group, a 501(c)3 nonprofit, wants you to believe, though, is the least-fitting: nonpartisan.
Sure, the group holds a banner that professes to soar [...]

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Suspended Kansas voters may be their own worst enemy

By   /  October 4, 2013  /  Kansas, Voter Registration, WatchBlog  /  2 Comments

INACTION: County election officials say more than 17,000 Kansas voter registrations remain suspended largely because of inaction or indifference on the part of individuals failing to produce necessary documentation.

By Travis Perry │ Kansas Watchdog
OSAWATOMIE — Kansas’ new law requiring voters to prove they’re U.S. citizens has thrown more than 17,000 registrations into limbo this year, a fact Democratic politicos called nothing short of voter suppression by Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach.
But county election officials say the only thing stopping these people from voting [...]

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