What Is Cybersecurity?

What Is Cybersecurity?

In the past decade, more and more of our daily lives are spent on electronic devices. Even the way we vote is done electronically. But when so much sensitive information is digitally stored and transferred, how do we know if that information is safe? That’s where cybersecurity comes in. The 2020 election put cybersecurity at… Read more »

What to Bring (And Not Bring) to the Polls on Election Day

What to Bring (And Not Bring) To the Polls on Election Day

You’ve registered to vote, and you’ve found your polling place, but what happens once you get there? For first-time voters, Election Day can be a confusing process, and you may not be sure what you should or should not bring to your polling place. While each state is different, we’ve put together an overview of… Read more »

4 Things to Do Before Election Day

4 Things to Do Before Election Day

The election is quickly approaching, which means it’s time to prepare yourself for entering the voting booth. Voting, even without the coronavirus, is a bit more complicated than simply walking into a polling place and filling out a ballot. Here is everything you need to do before Election Day: Register to Vote If you haven’t… Read more »

How to Use an Absentee Ballot

How to Use an Absentee Ballot

An absentee ballot is used when a voter is unable to physically visit a polling station. In normal times, a voter may use an absentee ballot because they’re traveling on Election Day, or they are temporarily living somewhere other than their state of residency. However, with the coronavirus, many states are turning to absentee ballots… Read more »

How to Research a Political Candidate

How to Research a Political Candidate

It’s Election Day, and you’re sitting in the voting booth, looking at all of the names on your ballot. Unsure of who any of these people are, you choose the ones that are members of your party, or you pick a name that sounds familiar. You then cast your ballot and walk away, hoping that… Read more »

A History of Voting Machines

A History of Voting Machines

Voting hasn’t always been a high-tech affair. While many of us still use a pen and paper to cast our votes, we also use voting machines to scan and count our ballots. Before the age of voting machines, however, things were very different. Voting before voting machines The first uniform, official ballots were used in… Read more »

Brokered vs. Contested Conventions

Brokered vs. Contested Convention

From August 17 to August 20, the Democratic Party will be officially choosing their nominee for President of the United States. However, there are multiple ways that the convention can play out. For instance, it can turn into a brokered convention or a contested convention. Here we discuss the difference between the two: Brokered convention… Read more »

How to Continue Holding Your Elections During the Coronavirus Outbreak

How to Continue Holding Your Elections During the Coronavirus Outbreak

With the recent coronavirus outbreak, many state and local officials are wondering what they should about their elections. From condos to labor unions, many organizations are struggling on how they should continue holding their elections while also protecting their constituents. Here at Honest Ballot, we can provide you with two options that will allow you… Read more »

The Spanish Flu and the 1918 Election

The Spanish Flu and the 1918 Election

On March 16, 2020, Ohio’s Governor Mike DeWine ignored a court ruling and officially postponed his state’s Democratic Primary election, citing concerns about the recent coronavirus outbreak. The decision was followed by five other states delaying their primaries. Party and state officials are now deciding how best to deal with this situation, with some offering… Read more »