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Members of the Joint Committee on Corporations, Elections and Political Subdivisions voted to draft bills to create either an open primary or a ranked-choice voting system. Currently, Wyoming operates under a dual partisan primary system. Under this system, each party […]

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A majority of Akron voters approved Charter Amendment Issue 9, moving the city’s primary date from September to May. The date change is expected to save the city money, boost voter turnout, and bring the Board of Elections into compliance […]

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Several states have introduced legislation changing their primary election dates to early March in preparation for the 2016 presidential election. Michigan has already enacted such legislation with the passage of Senate Bill 44 and Senate Bill 45. Both senate bills […]

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State Sen. Chris McDaniel is questioning the integrity of Mississippi’s GOP Senate primary runoff. McDaniel refuses to concede the election to U.S. Sen. Thad Cochran and claims some election activity was unfair, unethical, and illegal. Evidence suggests hundreds, if not […]

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A June 24 federal runoff has been scheduled for the Mississippi Republican Senate primary. Incumbent Sen. Thad Cochran and state Sen. Chris McDaniel will battle again in a tea party vs. establishment showdown. With 49 and 49.5 percent respectively, neither […]

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House Majority Leader Eric Cantor suffered a bruising primary defeat by tea party challenger Dave Brat on June 10. Strategists say Cantor’s 11 percentage point loss was due to a lack of field effort, fueled by overconfidence in his path […]

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Attorney General Gary King received more than 33 percent of the vote in a field of five candidates to win the Democratic nomination for governor. King will face a general election match-up with Republican Gov. Susana Martinez, who ran unopposed […]

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The U.S. Senate primary between incumbent Sen. Thad Cochran and tea party challenger Chris McDaniel remains too close to call after the June 3 election date. If neither candidate receives 50 percent of the vote, a runoff election will be […]

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December 3, 2013  •  

MA 2014 Primary Date Changed

The 2014 Massachusetts state primary has been moved up a week from September 16 to September 9 due to the passage of House Bill 3764. This bill only changes the 2014 primary date and does not affect future state primary […]

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State wants September 11 focus on remembrance, not politics

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February 29, 2012  •  

Government Tech and Social Media News

Take a look at today’s government technology news: A list of the top government social media projects, social media and the GOP primary, an IT ethics violation that is rocking both the state of New York and the city of Baltimore, and New York City votes on open government legislation.

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