Category: Voting

Proposed Bipartisan Bill Focuses on Election Cybersecurity

Proposed Bipartisan Bill Focuses on Election Cybersecurity

Election cybersecurity has become a hot topic of discussion in recent months, and it sounds as though it’s going to remain that way for the foreseeable future. As many states across the country prepare to hold elections this November, a number of U.S. senators are making a push to introduce a bipartisan bill that could… Read more »

Voter Fraud? Never with Honest Ballot

Did voter fraud take place during the 2016 presidential election? That’s the case that newly elected President Donald Trump is trying to make right now. Trump won the Electoral College vote by a wide margin over his opponent Hillary Clinton, but he did not win the popular vote during the general election, which has led… Read more »

Politics and Cheese: History of Big Block of Cheese Day

Big Block of Cheese Day

Have you ever watched “The West Wing” and heard of “Big Block of Cheese Day”? It turns out that it’s much more than just fiction – it’s actually based on a real event in the 1800s. You might think that you love cheese, but no one in history loved cheese more than President Andrew Jackson…. Read more »

Ranked Voting: What Is It and Could It Work for Your Vote?

Ranked Voting

When you voted for who you wanted to become president of the United States, your local representative and any other offices up for election in your area, you didn’t rank all of the candidates based on what order you would vote for them. However, there is some evidence that suggests that ranked voting could be… Read more »

The Electoral College and How it Came to Be

Electoral College Map

Anyone who has voted or is old enough to do so has undoubtedly heard of the Electoral College and its effect on who we elect to be our president. But what is this college, how does it work and what is its impact? Let’s dive into this historical and critical function of our democracy. In… Read more »

Advantages of Renting Voting Machines

We’ll admit: You probably don’t want to hear too much about elections right now. That’s totally understandable, but we’re not here to talk about the presidential race. Instead, we’re taking a look at voting machines and how they can help you and your organization. At the Honest Ballot Association, we help groups of all sizes… Read more »

Lessons from the Primary Process

To the average American voter, the Electoral College and primary delegate voting systems are slightly mysterious. Many wonder who these people are, and think of the process as not representative and far too complicated. The good people of Maine will decide in November whether they want to become the first state in the nation to… Read more »

New Voting Rights Caucus Striving for Equal Poll Access

A new congressional caucus zeroing in on voting rights formed last week, pledging to educate the public on the various voter suppression tactics since the Supreme Court struck down key provisions of the Voting Rights Act in its 2013 Shelby v. Holder decision. The Voting Rights Caucus, co-chaired by Texas Rep. Mark Veasey, Alabama Rep. Terri Sewell and Rep…. Read more »

NY Attorney General to Investigate Following Primary

This 2016 presidential campaign continues to surprise us. However, when it came time to vote for the presidential primary election April 19, the problems that voters experienced were anything but the kind of surprise you hope you get for your birthday. The complaints are so widespread that the state attorney general has opened an investigation, starting… Read more »

Customize Your Election With Honest Ballot

Some of what we can relate to with voting includes waiting in a long line of fellow voters, standing behind the curtain, clicking buttons on an outdated machine or filling in the bubbles of a voting ballot – sound about right? What the Honest Ballot Association has done, however, allows your voting public to partake… Read more »