Election Official Weighs in on the Effects of NC Voter ID Requirements
The Director of the Orange County Board of Elections, Tracy Reams, indicates that it will not be a burden for North Carolina citizens to furnish photo ID at the polls. “From the information I’ve gotten from the state board, there are very few in our county that have indicated that they…
North Carolina Voter ID Law Trial Begins
The trial in a challenge to North Carolina’s voter ID requirement in federal district court began Monday, January 25. The trial is expected to last the entire week.
Missouri House Passes Voter ID Measures
On Thursday, January 21, the Missouri House of Representatives passed a pair of voter ID measures. One bill would require a government-issued photo identification to be presented prior to voting. The other bill was a proposed amendment to the Missouri constitution to allow voter ID; Missouri voters would need…
Court Allows North Carolina Voter ID Law to Stand
On Friday, January 15, a federal court denied a preliminary injunction in a challenge to North Carolina’s voter ID law. The decision will allow North Carolina’s voter ID requirements to remain in effect for the March primary election. The full text of the opinion is here.
Court Strikes Down Two-Tier Voter Registration in Kansas
On Friday, January 15, a Kansas state court struck down Kansas’ two-tier voter registration system. Prior to the ruling, Kansas had only allowed those who registered using a federal voter registration form to vote in federal elections, as the form does not meet the proof-of-citizenship requirements for registration under Kansas law….
FEC Approves AO 2015-15 (WeSupportThat.com)
On Thursday, January 14, the FEC approved Advisory Opinion 2015-15 (WeSupportThat.com), deciding that a for-profit corporation may operate a web-based platform for users to contribute to federal candidates according to the candidates’ association with a particular issue or legislation and that service fees paid to the corporation are not contributions.
Missouri House Committee on Elections Passes Photo Voter ID Bills
On Tuesday, January 12, Missouri took a step towards requiring a photo ID to vote.