Pam Fessler appears in the following:
Friday, July 24, 2020
With about 100 days left before Election Day, election officials warned this week that they need money from the federal government to deal with the pandemic and long-standing cybersecurity threats.
Monday, July 13, 2020
A new NPR analysis has found that at least 65,000 mail-in ballots have been rejected during primaries held so far this year, because they arrived too late — often through no fault of the voter.
Monday, July 13, 2020
An NPR analysis finds that at least 65,000 absentee and mail-in ballots were rejected this year for arriving late. While it's a relatively small number, they could prove crucial in a close election.
Friday, June 19, 2020
The former Pennsylvania governor tells NPR that he worries the president is hurting his own cause by talking down absentee voting because in many cases, it helps Republicans.
Tuesday, June 16, 2020
The grant program is scheduled to run through this year's election and continue to the 2022 midterm races. Organizers say they want to sign up and mobilize more black and Latino voters.
Monday, June 15, 2020
Recent primaries have exposed an overtaxed voting system and raised questions about how much can be fixed by November.
Wednesday, June 03, 2020
Some voters in Washington, D.C., Pennsylvania and Maryland did not receive the absentee ballots they had requested, leading to long lines at the limited number of polling places that were open.
Tuesday, June 02, 2020
A slew of primary elections that were delayed by the coronavirus pandemic are underway Tuesday. But in addition to the virus, election officials now have to grapple with civil unrest.
Monday, June 01, 2020
Among the main targets are requirements such as signing a ballot envelope, or getting a witness or notary to sign it. Small details matter a lot and could affect the outcome in November.
Wednesday, May 27, 2020
As states move to expand mail-in and absentee voting in response to the pandemic, the political parties are going to court to make sure the rules do not hurt them in November.
Tuesday, May 26, 2020
Most places where Americans usually register to vote have been closed since March. It's led to a big drop in new registrations right before an election that was expected to see record turnout.
Wednesday, May 20, 2020
President Trump has threatened to cut off unspecified federal funding to Michigan and Nevada because of their plans to expand absentee voting. He claims that such voting is ripe for rampant fraud.
Friday, May 15, 2020
Kentucky Secretary of State Michael Adams campaigned on fighting voter fraud but says it isn't very common. He's now trying to make "the concept of absentee voting less toxic for Republicans."
Thursday, May 14, 2020
Many Republican secretaries of state are pushing to expand mail-in voting during the pandemic, but they face pushback from some party members who say it invites voter fraud.
Monday, May 04, 2020
States are considering more mail-in voting this year. It would be a major change for many states and would require them to find someone to print and mail all the ballots.
Sunday, May 03, 2020
With mail-in voting set to grow due to the coronavirus, experts warn that the companies that print ballots could get overwhelmed. One of the country's biggest vendors is ramping up capacity quickly.
Saturday, May 02, 2020
A slew of lawsuits about mail-in voting have been filed in recent weeks. Some challenge efforts to make it easier to get absentee ballots; others call on states to do more to make voting accessible.
Tuesday, April 21, 2020
The push to expand mail-in voting during the pandemic has led to a new legal battle between political parties and related interest groups. The conflict might have a major impact on upcoming elections.
Sunday, April 19, 2020
Democrats and Republicans have launched major legal campaigns to try to shape voting laws in their favor. The effort has taken on new urgency with the pandemic.
Friday, April 17, 2020
Both parties are turning to the courts to try to ensure that election rules don't disadvantage their side. The litigation campaign has taken on a new urgency amid the coronavirus pandemic.