Appendix G

Appendix G

Appendix G

Compendium of Relevant and Current News Articles

When faced with an information gap, many voters will enter their choice keywords into Google, taking the trending results as gospel. Following their example, we used Google Alerts to compile a weekly newsletter of topical articles featuring reliable voting information, highlighting everything from grassroots movements to corporate and governmental initiatives.

The following lists the five best news articles from each of those newsletters. As this project continues forward, we’ll add additional articles to this list. To access all articles featured in a specific newsletter, reach out to us at votercommunication@gmail.com.

Table of Contents

Friday, Oct. 30, 2020, to Thursday, Nov. 5, 2020

TOP ARTICLES

  1. Black churches’ Souls to the Polls efforts, even during COVID-19, aim to boost voter turnout
    Seema Mehta and Melissa Gomez / The LA Times / Nov. 1, 2020

    Synopsis: Black churches have frequently held Souls to the Polls events on Sundays before election day. COVID made this more complicated, so churches got creative.

  2. Coronavirus Adds To Voting Challenges For Native American Community 
    Savannah Maher / National Public Radio / Nov. 1, 2020

    Synopsis: People who live on America’s 326 Indian reservations often have a harder time voting due to bad roads and lack of formal addresses. The pandemic is adding challenges.

  3. Getting to the polls can be hard in Navajo Nation. This woman is leading voters on horseback.
    Sydney Page / The Washington Post / Nov. 2, 2020

    Synopsis: Allie Young led eager voters across the two-hour trail from their homeland of Navajo Nation to the polls.

  4. Asian Americans are seeing unprecedented outreach — but campaigns could still do better
    Li Zhou / Vox / Nov. 3, 2020

    Synopsis: Many political campaigns have historically fallen short when it comes to Asian American voter outreach.

  5.  A nonprofit raised over $1.4 million to deliver 66,000 free pizzas to hungry voters waiting in long election lines 
    Erin McDowell / Insider / Nov. 4, 2020

    Synopsis: Waiting in line to vote can take hours — and it’s hungry work. This nonprofit decided to give out free pizza to help voters.

Thursday, Nov 5, 2020

TOP ARTICLES

  1. Vote counts continue in Georgia, Arizona; Trump mounts legal challenges
    Colby Itkowitz / The Washington Post / Nov. 5, 2020

  2. Native Americans, hit hard by COVID-19, faced major barriers to vote
    Alexia Fernández Campbell and Carrie Levine / Public Integrity / Nov. 5, 2020

Wednesday, Nov. 4, 2020

TOP ARTICLES

Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020

TOP ARTICLES

Monday, Nov. 2, 2020

TOP ARTICLES

  1. Vote Your Voice: In Mississippi, grantee organizations are challenging systemic voter suppression
    Esther Schrader / SPLC Southern Poverty Law Center / Nov. 2, 2020

  2. What to Expect From Facebook, Twitter and YouTube on Election Day
    Mike Isaac, Kate Conger, and Daisuke Wakabayashi / The New York Times / Nov. 2, 2020

  3. Getting to the polls can be hard in Navajo Nation. This woman is leading voters on horseback
    Sydney Page / The Washington Post / Nov. 2, 2020

  4. Election security pros focus on effective partnerships
    CyberScoop Staff / CyberScoop / Nov. 2, 2020

  5. Perspective: This D.C. man fights to educate Americans on the importance of voting
    John Kelly / The Washington Post / Nov. 2, 2020

  6. ‘It’s Just Crazy’ in Pennsylvania: Mail Voting and the Anxiety That Followed
    Trip Gabriel / The New York Times / Nov. 2, 2020

Sunday, Nov. 1, 2020

TOP ARTICLES

  1. Florida’s military mail-in vote may play critical role in 2020 election
    Ileana Najarro / Tampa Bay Times / Nov. 1, 2020

  2. Haitian Souls Head to the Polls in Final Days of Election
    Sam Bojarski / The Haitian Times / Nov. 1, 2020

  3. Coronavirus Adds To Voting Challenges For Native American Community 
    Savannah Maher / National Public Radio / Nov. 1, 2020

  4. Democratic operatives concerned about Latino voter outreach days before election
    Beatrice Peterson / ABC News / Nov. 1, 2020

  5. College Democrats and Republicans prepare for Election Day with voter outreach
    Abi Pepin / The Appalachian Online / Nov. 1, 2020

  6. Black churches’ Souls to the Polls efforts, even during COVID-19, aim to boost voter turnout
    Seema Mehta and Melissa Gomez / The LA Times / Nov. 1, 2020

Saturday, Oct. 31, 2020

TOP ARTICLES

Friday, Oct. 30, 2020

TOP ARTICLES

Friday, Oct. 23, 2020, to Thursday, Oct. 29, 2020

TOP ARTICLES

  1. Paid Time Off, Free Fries: How Corporate America Is Getting Out the Vote
    Kate Kelly and Sapna Maheshwari / The New York Times / Oct. 23, 2020

    Synopsis: Less than two weeks before the general election, corporate America is having a civic awakening, with thousands of companies encouraging voter participation by offering their workers paid time off, voter-education tools, and interactive sessions on how elections work.

  2. Native voters struggle amid growing reliance on mail-in voting
    Teresa Tomassoni / The Washington Post / Oct. 24, 2020

    Synopsis: Many Indigenous peoples and Native American rights advocates note those living in isolated areas of reservations with limited transportation were not considered when many states expanded mail-in voting this election season to curb the spread of the novel coronavirus.

  3. Historically Black Colleges Become Focus of Biden, Trump Outreach
    Joshua Jamerson / The Wall Street Journal / Oct. 25, 2020

    Synopsis: In the final stretch of the campaign, both President Trump and Joe Biden are highlighting relationships with historically Black colleges and universities.

  4. As U.S. election nears, researchers are following the trail of fake news
    Greg Miller / Science Magazine / Oct. 26, 2020

    Synopsis: This election season, understanding how misinformation spreads has become a major goal of some social scientists.

  5. How voting rights groups are providing free and safe transportation to the polls during the pandemic
    Jennifer Liu / CNBC / Oct. 26, 2020

    Synopsis: In the coming days leading up to Nov. 3, millions of Americans will head out to cast their votes: But voting in person poses accessibility issues that can suppress participation, particularly for those who do not have a car or reliable public transportation, or those who live far away from their polling place.

Wednesday, Oct. 28, 2020

TOP ARTICLES

Tuesday, Oct. 27, 2020

TOP ARTICLES

  1. Kanye West, others join Trump and Biden on list of presidential candidates on Oklahoma ballot
    Randy Krehbiel / Tulsa World / Oct. 27, 2020

  2. Kalamazoo Public Safety making plans to ensure voter safety on Election Day
    Brad Devereaux / Michigan Live / Oct. 27, 2020

  3. Has Latino Voter Outreach Been Enough?
    BELatina Daily / Oct. 27, 2020

  4. Get Out the Vote Efforts in Farm Country Are Reaching Young, Latinx, and Rural Voters
    Aaron Calvin / Civil Eats / Oct. 27, 2020

  5. The Supreme Court’s ruling to limit ballot-counting in Wisconsin comes as voting battles escalate.
    Nick Corasaniti and Stephanie Saul / The New York Times / Oct. 27, 2020

  6. Google is partnering with the Associated Press for election results
    Adi Robertson / The Verge / Oct. 27, 2020

  7. Boulder County DA, clerk’s office partnering to prevent voter intimidation
    Mitchell Byars / Daily Camera / Oct. 27, 2020

  8. Voice of OC Partnering With ProPublica on Electionland Project to Seek and Report Voting Issues
    Sonya Quick / Voice of OC / Oct. 27, 2020

  9. Bastrop County nonprofit works to increase voter participation in low turnout area
    Cameron Drummond / Statesman / Oct. 27, 2020

  10. Young Adults Need Time Off To Vote. The Onus Falls On Companies And Schools.
    Campbell Streator / Forbes / Oct. 27, 2020

  11. Most Muslim Voters Don’t Like Donald Trump. But Has Joe Biden Done Enough to Earn Their Votes?
    Sanya Mansoor / TIME / Oct. 27, 2020

  12. Uber helps increase voter turnout
    Sarah Motter / WIBW / Oct. 27, 2020

  13. Supreme Court Galvanizes Push for Early Voting by Wisconsin Democrats
    Stephanie Saul / The New York Times / Oct. 27, 2020

Monday, Oct. 26, 2020

TOP ARTICLES

  1. Pennsylvania’s top election official says the state is prepared for election security threats
    Karen Shuey / The Mercury / Oct. 26, 2020

  2. As U.S. election nears, researchers are following the trail of fake news
    Greg Miller / Science Magazine / Oct. 26, 2020

  3. Trinity Students Work with Hartford Community Partners to Increase Voter Engagement
    Emma Sternberg / Trinity College / Oct. 26, 2020

  4. Nonprofit, nonpartisan program educates kids about voting
    Kris Capps / The Daily News-Miner / Oct. 26, 2020

  5. Yale MSA event seeks to boost Muslim youth voter turnout
    Razel Suansing / Yale Daily News / Oct. 26, 2020

  6. What the 2020 electorate looks like by party, race and ethnicity, age, education and religion
    John Gramlich / Pew / Oct. 26, 2020

  7. How voting rights groups are providing free and safe transportation to the polls during the pandemic
    Jennifer Liu / CNBC / Oct. 26, 2020

  8. Promoting a culture of voting and civic engagement within our nonprofit organizations
    Lauren Cristella / Generosity / Oct. 26, 2020

  9. Cirque d’Vote: Nonprofit circus group encourages voting in Austin
    KXAN Staff / KXAN / Oct. 26, 2020

  10. Judge refuses to stop Richland, Charleston election officials from accepting nonprofit aid
    Mike Fitts / Post and Courier / Oct. 26, 2020

  11. People with Dementia Have the Right to Vote
    Regina Koepp / Psychology Today / Oct. 26, 2020

  12. Liberal groups bury Michigan with mail shaming people to vote. Many hate it.
    Jonathan Oosting / Bridge Michigan / Oct. 26, 2020

  13. Outreach volunteers are texting, calling Pa. voters at a record pace
    Cherri Gregg / KYW Newsradio 1060 / Oct. 26, 2020

  14. Will NJ’s mail-in option increase youth voter turnout? 
    Dino Flammia / NJ 101.5 / Oct. 26, 2020

  15. Barack Obama and LeBron James are joining forces in a late push to increase Black voter turnout.
    Astead W. Herndon / The New York Times / Oct. 26, 2020

Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020

TOP ARTICLES

Saturday, Oct. 24, 2020​

TOP ARTICLES

Friday, Oct. 23, 2020​

TOP ARTICLES

  1. A Nonprofit With Ties to Democrats Is Sending Out Millions of Ballot Applications. Election Officials Wish It Would Stop.
    Joshua Eaton, Lauren Rosenthal, and Thy Anh Vo / ProPublica / Oct. 23, 2020

  2. Warner says no interference in W.Va. | News, Sports, Jobs 
    Steven Allen Adams / The Weirton Daily Times / Oct. 23, 2020

  3. Paid Time Off, Free Fries: How Corporate America Is Getting Out the Vote
    Kate Kelly and Sapna Maheshwari / The New York Times / Oct. 23, 2020

  4. Why The Native American Vote Could Be Critical in Swing State Arizona
    Ngozi Ekeledo / NBC / Oct. 23, 2020

  5. Texas’ massive early voting numbers have persisted, leading to predictions of overall turnout unseen in years
    Alex Samuels and Mandi Cai / The Texas Tribune / Oct. 23, 2020

  6. Hawaii Voter Turnout Already At 41%
    Blaze Lovell / Civil Beat / Oct. 23, 2020

Friday, Oct. 16, 2020, to Thursday, Oct. 22, 2020

TOP ARTICLES

  1. Long Lines, Early Ballots, New Polls All Point to Heavy Voter Turnout
    Chad Day and Cameron McWhirter / The Wall Street Journal / Oct. 17, 2020

    Synopsis: Long lines at early voting sites, huge increases in mail-in ballots due to the pandemic and polls showing sky-high enthusiasm for voting are all pointing to record turnout in the 2020 presidential election.

  2. ‘Reclaim Your Vote’ encourages voter education and civic engagement
    Courtney Bennett / NBC / Oct. 17, 2020

    Synopsis: The National Urban League President Marc Morial, Flint Mayor Sheldon Neeley, Flint Community Schools Superintendent Anita Wilkerson, and Word of Life Church Pastor George Wikinson joined together and stressed the importance of the upcoming election.

  3. How Will the U.S. Combat Election Day Cyberwarfare? With Paper. 
    Kassie Bracken and Alexandra Eaton / The New York Times / Oct. 18, 2020

    Synopsis: With early voting underway, states are working to reassure voters that their ballots will be counted as cast. This article recounts how states’ responses have to Russian hacking and the coronavirus crisis have helped make the election more secure than ever.

  4. LeBron James on Black Voter Participation, Misinformation and Trump
    Astead W. Herndon / The New York Times / Oct. 21, 2020

    Synopsis: In an interview, the recently crowned N.B.A. champion discussed the work of More Than a Vote, a collective of athletes trying to combat misinformation among Black communities before Election Day.

  5. What We Know About the Election From Early Voting
    Lisa Lerer / The New York Times / Oct. 21, 2020

    Synopsis: Here’s what the country’s huge early turnout can tell us, and what it can’t.

Friday, Oct. 9, 2020, to Thursday, Oct. 15, 2020

TOP ARTICLES

  1. After disastrous primary, D.C. elections board chair prepares for biggest test yet
    Michael Brice-Saddler / The Washington Post / Oct. 9, 2020

    Synopsis:
    For D.C. Board of Elections Chair D. Michael Bennett, the presidential voting underway in the nation’s capital is a chance at redemption.

  2. Anti-Trump, but not fully for Biden: Will Gen Z vote?
    Rishika Dugyala / POLITICO / Oct. 11, 2020

    Synopsis:
    Younger citizens are eager to make a difference, driven by strong anti-Trump sentiment and the tumult of 2020. But they’re not fully sold on a Biden-led Democratic Party and still have concerns about voting. Will they vote? And if so, then how?

  3. Thousands of NC voters wait weeks for absentee ballots
    Bryan Anderson and Camille Fassett / The Associated Press / Oct. 12, 2020

    Synopsis:
    Weeks from the election, three of North Carolina’s most populous counties are often taking two weeks or more to send absentee ballots out to voters who request them.

  4. Microsoft Seeks to Defend U.S. Election in Botnet Takedown
    Kartikay Mehrotra / Bloomberg / Oct. 12, 2020

    Synopsis: A coalition of technology companies used a federal court order unsealed on Oct. 12 to begin dismantling one of the world’s most dangerous botnets in an effort to preempt disruptive cyber-attacks before next month’s U.S. presidential election.

  5. What is better, mail-in voting or early, in-person voting?
    Annalisa Merelli / Quartz / Oct. 13, 2020

    Synopsis: While the U.S. Election Day is only three weeks away, most voters still have options about how they cast their votes: Through an absentee ballot, by voting early, or at the polling station on Nov. 3.

Friday, Oct. 2, 2020, to Thursday, Oct. 8, 2020

TOP ARTICLES

  1. ‘Why I bought a voting machine on eBay’ – the hackers protecting US election
    Joe Tidy / British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) / Oct. 2, 2020

    Synopsis: More than 200 people have signed up to a volunteer group of security experts and hackers called the Election Cyber Surge, trying to hack one of the most commonly used voting machines in the US, to look for security vulnerabilities, but not with any criminal intentions.

  2. Fighting false mail-in ballot claims, states seek outside help
    Pamela Brown and Jeremy Herb / Cable News Network (CNN) / Oct. 5, 2020

    Synopsis: Concerned about being on the losing end of an information war, state election officials are seeking outside help with messaging and rapid-response efforts in hopes they won’t be caught flatfooted by dubious claims of voter fraud.

  3. ‘Get Out the Vote’ campaign aims to increase the Latino voter turnout in Arizona
    Liliana Soto / ABC / Oct. 6, 2020

    Synopsis:
    Arizonans now have until Oct. 23, 2020, to register to vote. A time frame that cannot go to waste for organizations like Chicanos Por La Causa and Unidos U.S. Action Fund.

  4. How to fix America’s voter registration system so more people can vote
    Jen Kirby / Vox / Oct. 7, 2020

    Synopsis: Voter registration organizations have been busy, attempting to work within a system that complicates the electoral process. But things don’t have to be this complicated.

  5. Getting Lots Of Political Messages On Your Phone? Welcome To ‘The Texting Election’
    Jim Zarroli / National Public Radio (NPR) / Oct. 7, 2020

    Synopsis: This election has seen SMS services harnessed more than any other.

Friday, Sept. 25, 2020, to Thursday, Oct. 1, 2020

TOP ARTICLES

  1. As COVID-19 causes older poll workers to drop out, younger people are stepping up to help
    Mandy Hrach / ABC 7 / Sept. 28, 2020


    Synopsis:
    As many of the country’s older, experienced poll workers cancel plans to work due to the coronavirus, younger people are stepping up to help.

  2. Vote-by-Mail Programs Date Back to the Civil War
    Jessica Pearce Rotondi / History Channel / Sept. 28, 2020

    Synopsis:
    Voting by mail can trace its roots to the Civil War and World War II. Here’s everything you need to know about the history of absentee voting and vote by mail.

  3. Changing absentee rules leave South Carolina voters confused
    Michelle Liu / The Associated Press / Sept. 29, 2020

    Synopsis:
    A flurry of federal court rulings this month over whether South Carolinians need witnesses to sign their mail-in ballots this November has left many confused and frustrated as voting registration deadlines approach, with absentee voting beginning in less than a week.

  4.  How to spot disinformation in U.S. and California elections: A Guide
    The Sacramento Bee / Sept. 29, 2020

    Synopsis:
    With voters seeing more misleading claims than ever before, this article pulls together tools to help voters identify disinformation so they can focus on the facts.

  5. HBCU’s working to increase voter turnout, engage students ahead of 2020 election
    Michael Perchick / ABC 11 / Oct. 1, 2020

    Synopsis:
    As the voter registration deadline approaches, HBCU’s are continuing to find ways to make sure students stay connected with the voting proc

Friday, Sept. 18, 2020, to Thursday, Sept. 24, 2020

TOP ARTICLES

  1. How to track your ballot like a UPS package
    Geoffrey A. Fowler / The Washington Post / Sept. 18, 2020

    Synopsis: It’s now possible to track your ballot’s trajectory.

  2. Scam concerns grow as election, absentee efforts progress
    Hannah Jewell / Fox 6 Milwaukee / Sept. 20, 2020

    Synopsis: Municipal clerks and election officials will be working all weekend long to get absentee ballots in the mail.

  3. Election commission changes early voting location
    Shelby Harris / The Daily Times / Sept. 21, 2020

    Synopsis: The early voting location at the Blount County Courthouse has been moved to Foothills Mall for the Nov. 3 presidential election.

  4. Neither rain, sleet or the election
    Holly Gaskill / The Echo News / Sept. 22, 2020

    Synopsis: Why the USPS is still important — and why it needs to run more efficiently than ever.

  5. Going All In On Young Voter Education
    Austin Powe / Forbes / Sept. 22, 2020

    Synopsis: An organization working to educate and empower college students to vote during every election cycle — the ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge — has become critical at a time when the pandemic is threatening an already confusing experience.

Friday, Sept. 11, 2020, to Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020​

TOP ARTICLES

  1. As election nears, USC-led cybersecurity initiative pivots to voter education and access
    Emily Gersema / USC News / Sept. 11, 2020

    Synopsis: 
    The Google-funded USC Election Cybersecurity Initiative has held workshops for officials around the country, bracing them for cyberthreats. Now, they are channeling their efforts into helping voters.

     

  2. Wisconsin Election Commission: Return absentee ballots ASAP
    Benjamin Yount / The Center Square / Sept. 15, 2020

    Synopsis: Some absentee ballots in Wisconsin are likely already in the mail, and the head of the state’s election commission is telling voters to fill them out and return them as quickly as possible given the flood of absentee ballots this fall.

  3. Polling locations in Jefferson County closed illegally, Arkansas Democratic Party says
    Desmond Nugent / ABC7 / Sept. 15, 2020

    Synopsis: Arkansas Democratic Party Chairman Michael Gray filed a complaint to the Arkansas EBC, accusing members of the Jefferson County Election Board of breaking the law.

  4. ‘Not Plan A’: Charities are stepping up to pay for elections
    Nicholas Riccardi / The Associated Press / Sept. 16, 2020

    Synopsis: Well-funded nonprofits are donating hundreds of millions of dollars to help state and local officials run elections during the pandemic.

  5. In MN Latinx Communities, Grassroots Voter Outreach Ramps Up
    Mike Moen / Public News Service / Sept. 17, 2020

    Synopsis: Voter outreach groups have altered their approach during the pandemic, and that includes a Minnesota organization connecting with Latinx communities.

Friday, Sept. 4, 2020, to Thursday, Sept. 10, 2020

TOP ARTICLES

  1. Facebook’s Political Ad Ban Also Threatens Ability to Spread Accurate Information on How to Vote
    Jeremy B. Merrill / ProPublica / Sept. 4, 2020

    Synopsis: Two months out from Election Day, Facebook’s changes to its political ad rules cause additional problems for the government officials running the vote.

  2. Detroit Pistons Ramp up Voter Outreach in Lead up To the November Election
    John Bozick / Detroitist / Sept. 5, 2020

    Synopsis: As more sports teams ramp up efforts to increase voter turnout, the Pistons are working with their community to get out the vote.

  3. KNOXVILLE LIBRARY OFFERS VOTER EDUCATION CLASSES
    Jon Mohwinkle / KNIA KRLS / Sept. 8, 2020

    Synopsis: A local library seeks to help its voters navigate the voting process.

  4. Research Shows Mail-In Voting Doesn’t Favor Democrats or Republicans
    Nathan Solis / Courthouse News Service / Sept. 9, 2020

    Synopsis: A Public Policy Institute of California study shows that mail-in voting doesn’t give an edge to either party

  5. What it takes to turn a sports venue into a polling place
    Kimberly Adams / Marketplace / Sept. 10, 2020

    Synopsis: Insight into the complicated process of turning a sports venue into a polling place

Friday, Aug. 28, 2020, to Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020​

TOP ARTICLES

  1. NBA players get owners to commit to turning arenas into voting sites; playoffs to resume Saturday
    Dennis Young / NY Daily News / Aug. 28, 2020

    Synopsis: As players are set to return for playoffs, those in team-owned arenas have secured guarantees that their arenas will turn into polling places come November in locations where in-person voting is still legally possible and viable.

  2. American Muslim groups rally thousands to get political on National Muslim Voter Registration Day
    Alaa Elassar / CNN / Aug. 28, 2020

    Synopsis: American Muslim activists across the country are rallying their communities Friday to participate in National Muslim Voter Registration Day to impact the 2020 presidential election.

  3. League of Women Voters partners with nonprofits to educate about absentee voting
    Dan Greenwood / The Free Press / Aug. 31, 2020

    Synopsis: The League of Women Voters has implemented a statewide initiative geared toward encouraging absentee voting and explaining how it works.

  4. Major Black, Jewish civil rights orgs teaming up for Philly voter outreach
    Miles Bryan / WHYY / Aug. 31, 2020

    Synopsis: A major Black civil rights organization is teaming up with a major Jewish civil rights group to engage in voter outreach and education in Philadelphia.

  5. ‘Get out the Vote’ offers ways to increase access
    Cleveland Jewish News / Sept. 3, 2020

    Synopsis: Get Out The Vote aims to help people vote earlier to ensure those who vote later also have access to help, abating mail delay

Friday, Aug. 21, 2020, to Thursday, Aug. 27, 2020​

TOP ARTICLES

  1. Voting by mail? It’s been the Arizona way for years
    Andrew Oxford / AZ Central / Aug. 21, 2020

    Synopsis: An overview of vote-by-mail in Arizona.

  2. Hundreds of thousands of U.S. troops usually cast ballots by mail. This year could be more complicated, Pentagon office says.
    Missy Ryan / The Washington Post / Aug. 22, 2020

    Synopsis: Army stationed abroad seeking to vote must do so by mail: Yet this year presents unprecedented hurdles to the troops.

  3. Is mail-in voting safe? NIU professor talks fact versus fiction
    ABC 7 Chicago Digital Team / ABC 7 / Aug. 23, 2020

    Synopsis: A Northern Illinois University professor dispels misconceptions about mail-in voting.

  4. NY wants court to declare mail disruptions unconstitutional
    Michael R. Sisak / The Associated Press / Aug. 25, 2020

    Synopsis: Following President Trump’s changes to mail-in voting, NY Attorney General Letitia James seeks to render future changes to mail-in unconstitutional.

  5. A simple way you, alone, can increase US voter turnout
    David G. Allan / CNN / Aug. 26, 2020

    Synopsis: David Allan makes a list of verticals voters can explore to make a difference in the upcoming election.

Friday, Aug. 14, 2020, to Thursday, Aug. 20, 2020​

TOP ARTICLES

  1. Omega Baptist Church to register voters ahead of October deadline
    Nevin Smith / Dayton 24/6-Now / Aug. 15, 2020

    Synopsis: An Ohio church helps locals check their voting status and get registered.

  2. FedEx and UPS are wary of delivering ballots for November election
    Jacob Bogage and Colby Itkowitz / The Washington Post / Aug. 15, 2020

    Synopsis: With USPS apprehensive above November, election officials turn to private express carriers full of hope; however, these seem wary about their role.

  3. Media giants launch voting efforts ahead of the election
    Sara Fischer / Axios / Aug. 17, 2020

    Synopsis: A number of different media organizations (including WarnerMedia and ViacomCBS) are promoting voting in the months preceding the November election.

  4. After Mishaps With App, Online Voter Registration Is No Longer Available In D.C.
    Martin Austermuhle / dcist / Aug. 18, 2020

    Synopsis: Vote4DC, a privately-developed Washington, D.C.,-based voting app, is too buggy to work.

  5. These groups are helping Asian American immigrant voters with mail-in voting
    Chris Fuchs / NBC News / Aug. 19, 2020

    Synopsis: A number of nonprofit organizations try and increase voter turnout amid Asian Americans.

Friday, Aug. 07, 2020, to Thursday, Aug. 13, 2020

TOP ARTICLES

  1. 1 in 5 mail ballots rejected in botched NYC primary
    Jane C. Timm / NBC News / Aug. 7, 2020

    Synopsis: New York City’s mail-in system shows it isn’t ready as one-fifth of all ballots are rejected. 

  2. Doctors, hospitals launch voter registration efforts
    Philip Marcelo / The Associated Press / Aug. 8, 2020

    Synopsis: With voter registration down, medical professionals are trying to ensure their patients are registered and ready come Election Day.

  3. NAACP launches drive to boost Black voter turnout in six key states
    Makini Brice / Reuters / Aug. 11, 2020

    Synopsis: The NAACP has launched an initiative whose aim is to enlist the services of about 200,000 “high-propensity” Black voters, or people who turned out to vote in a high number of recent local, state and presidential elections.

  4. Michigan to mail cards telling 4.4M they can vote from home
    David Eggert / The Associated Press News / Aug. 13, 2020

    Synopsis: Michigan will mail postcards and spend $2M on prepaid postage for absentee ballot return envelopes to ensure voters understand how to vote from home. 

  5. Big Tech pushes voter initiatives to counter misinformation
    Sara Fischer and Ashley Gold / Axios / Aug. 13, 2020

    Synopsis: Facebook launched a “one-stop shop” voting information center; Google, Twitter, and Facebook are also rolling out new voting-related initiatives.

     

Friday, July 31, 2020, to Thursday, Aug. 06, 2020

TOP ARTICLES

  1. 1 in 5 mail ballots rejected in botched NYC primary
    Jane C. Timm / NBC News / Aug. 7, 2020

    Synopsis:
    New York City’s mail-in system shows it isn’t ready as one-fifth of all ballots are rejected. 

  2. Doctors, hospitals launch voter registration efforts
    Philip Marcelo / The Associated Press / Aug. 8, 2020

    Synopsis: With voter registration down, medical professionals are trying to ensure their patients are registered and ready come Election Day.

  3. NAACP launches drive to boost Black voter turnout in six key states
    Makini Brice / Reuters / Aug. 11, 2020

     

    Synopsis: The NAACP has launched an initiative whose aim is to enlist the services of about 200,000 “high-propensity” Black voters, or people who turned out to vote in a high number of recent local, state and presidential elections.

  4. Michigan to mail cards telling 4.4M they can vote from home
    David Eggert / The Associated Press News / Aug. 13, 2020

    Synopsis: Michigan will mail postcards and spend $2M on prepaid postage for absentee ballot return envelopes to ensure voters understand how to vote from home.

  5. Big Tech pushes voter initiatives to counter misinformation
    Sara Fischer and Ashley Gold / Axios / Aug. 13, 2020

     

    Synopsis: Facebook launched a “one-stop shop” voting information center; Google, Twitter, and Facebook are also rolling out new voting-related initiatives.

Friday, July 24, 2020, to Thursday, July 30, 2020

TOP ARTICLES

  1. Groups call for better access for rural and displaced voters
    Colleen Uechi / The Maui News / Aug. 1, 2020

    Synopsis: A push to increase registration among voters living in rural areas or else homeless in Hawaii.

  2. More than 1 million former felons in Florida regained the right to vote — and this group is trying to register them for the 2020 elections

    Katie Nixdorf and Kaitlyn Wang / Business Insider / Aug. 3, 2020

    Synopsis: Local Florida nonprofits attempt to register 1 million newly-eligible former felons to vote.

  3. National Association of Broadcasters and League of Women Voters Education PSA Campaign
    League of Women Voters / Aug. 3, 2020

    Synopsis: The NAB and LWV collaborate to launch public service announcements airing from August 3-Election Day.

  4. As election looms, a network of mysterious ‘pink slime’ local news outlets nearly triples in size
    Priyana Bemgani / Columbia Journalism Review / Aug. 4, 2020

    Synopsis: Partisan sites purporting to be local news outlets are on the rise in the run-up to the November elections.

  5. NFL launches NFL Votes
    Teresa Varley / steelers.com / Aug. 6, 2020

    Synopsis: The NFL has launched a league-wide, nonpartisan initiative, NFL Votes, that will support and encourage civic engagement and voting of NFL players, legends, team and club personnel, and fans

Friday, July 17, 2020, to Thursday, July 23, 2020

TOP ARTICLES

  1. How the COVID-19 housing crisis could affect voter participation
    Kristin Toussaint / Fast Company / July 21, 2020

    Synopsis: An exploration of how the Coronavirus pandemic’s evictions will alter the electoral process.

  2. How Your Local Election Clerk Is Fighting Global Disinformation
    Matt Vasilogambros / Pew / July 20, 2020

    Synopsis: An interest piece that explores how the pieces that form the electoral process are coming together amid the ongoing pandemic, as well as rampant misinformation and disinformation.

  3. Voter outreach and registration efforts will look different this election, NU Votes says
    Annika Hiredesai / The Daily Northwestern / July 21, 2020

    Synopsis: How Northwestern University is ensuring its students remain up to date with changing electoral information.

  4. Atlanta Black radio stations to reach 3.7 million listeners with get out the vote message
    Crystal Edmonson / Atlanta Business Chronicle / July 22, 2020

    Synopsis: A coalition of Black Atlanta-based radio stations aims to help its listeners navigate an increasingly confusing electoral landscape through specific programming.

  5. States want to speed the process for mail-in ballots
    Maura Barrett / NBC News / July 22, 2020

    Synopsis: Analysis of an NBC/WSJ poll showing the favorability of mail-in voting, as well as the procedural complexities therein

Saturday, July 11, 2020, to Thursday, July 16, 2020

TOP ARTICLES

  1. Election officials fear changes could confuse voters in November
    Yelena Dzhanova / CNBC / July 11, 2020

    Synopsis: Voting officials are concerned that drastic changes to their elections in response to efforts to contain the coronavirus will increase confusion in November.
  2. Twitter outage affected National Weather Service office during a tornado warning
    Matthew Cappucci and Andrew Freedman / The Washington Post / July 16, 2020

    Synopsis: A Twitter hack affected the NHS, preventing some offices from using the service to push out severe weather warnings — like a sizable tornado in central Illinois.

  3. Google removes ads served to users seeking voting info…
    Elizabeth Culliford / Reuters / July 19, 2020

    Synopsis: Google said it had removed ads for companies that charge people large fees to register to vote or harvest their data, which appeared when users searched for voter information.

  4. State election officials warn budget cuts could lead to November chaos
    Marty Johnson / The Hill / July 13, 2020

    Synopsis: Budget shortfalls in the months preceding the November election foreshadow possible problems local governments face in holding elections as COVID lingers in the country. 

  5. Early Warning System Set Up to Combat Fake News During U.S. Presidential Election
    Naman Ramachandran / Variety / July 13, 2020

    Synopsis: Fake news fighter Trusted News Initiative (TNI) is setting up a shared early warning system of rapid alerts to combat the spread of disinformation during the upcoming U.S. Presidential election.

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