From Iowa Progress:
In the State Senate, Assistant Minority Leader David Johnson has recently introduced a bill that would require voting places to close two hours earlier.
7 PM is a pretty tight deadline for workin' folks...
Contrast this with the Dems attitude, noted at Iowa Voters: Rep. Pam Jochum of Dubuque has an election day voter registration bill. (I suppose I should note that the registration deadline for the February 13 election is this Friday; folks who've been reading since last October know this means Robot may make a comeback)
Iowa Voters also looks at the pollworker shortage and notes that Omaha "drafts" pollworkers, jury-duty style, and that Ohio is looking at it. Not sure we're at that level of crisis yet, but having worked with this stuff for a number o years here's some thoughts.
And no, I'm not contradicting myself by arguing against shorter voting hours while saying the pollworkers have too long a day. We don't expect clerks at open-all-night stores to work a 24 hour shift...
Oregon has a different solution: there are no polling places, all elections are by mail.
I'm early-morning oversimplifying all this, but it's nice to see some election reform discussion out here in the `sphere that's about something other than paper trails.