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20.May, 2022 Comments Off on LDF ED Publishes Op-ed on Act 77-Induced Pennsylvania Primary Troubles

LDF ED Publishes Op-ed on Act 77-Induced Pennsylvania Primary Troubles

LDF Executive Director Lisa Dixon published an op-ed titled “Mail-in-Voting-for-All Act 77 to blame for Pennsylvania’s primary woes“ in the Pennsylvania Record detailing Pennsylvania’s recent primary election blunders caused by Act 77, Pennsylvania’s no-excuse mail voting law. Nearly 16,000 mail ballots––two-thirds of all mail ballots returned [in Lancaster County]––had to…

12.May, 2022 Comments Off on LDF Publishes Memo on Montana’s Repeal of Election Day Registration

LDF Publishes Memo on Montana’s Repeal of Election Day Registration

  In passing H.B. 176 (2021), Montana became the first and only state to ever repeal Election Day Registration after implementing it.  In doing so, the legislature sought to ease the administrative burden on election officials, reduce long lines at polling locations, and strengthen election integrity, all while still allowing…

3.May, 2022 Comments Off on LDF Calls for Clear Redistricting Standards at the U.S. Supreme Court

LDF Calls for Clear Redistricting Standards at the U.S. Supreme Court

On Monday, May 2, 2022, Lawyers Democracy Fund (LDF) filed an amicus brief at United States Supreme Court to advocate for clear legal standards for redistricting maps in Merrill v. Milligan, consolidated with Merrill v. Caster.   The issue before the United States Supreme Court is whether the State of Alabama’s 2021…

12.Apr, 2022 Comments Off on LDF Files Amicus Brief in Arizona Supreme Court

LDF Files Amicus Brief in Arizona Supreme Court

Lawyers Democracy Fund filed an amicus brief in Arizona GOP v. Hobbs to highlight why common sense voter integrity safeguards are essential to ballot secrecy and security in mail voting systems.   In its brief, LDF explained that while Arizona over the years has made it more convenient to vote by…

16.Mar, 2022 Comments Off on LDF Publishes Analysis of Iowa Voting Laws

LDF Publishes Analysis of Iowa Voting Laws

In 2021, Iowa enacted two bills to strengthen its election procedures – Senate File 413 and Senate File 568.  Together, they add several meaningful reforms to make it easier to vote, according to uniform practices, while bolstering election integrity.   S.F. 413 was the first major elections bill passed by…

3.Mar, 2022 Comments Off on Experts Available to Discuss: Pennsylvania Supreme Court to Decide Fate of “No-Excuse” Voting by Mail

Experts Available to Discuss: Pennsylvania Supreme Court to Decide Fate of “No-Excuse” Voting by Mail

For Immediate Release                                                                                   Contact: Lisa Dixon March 3, 2022   …

8.Feb, 2022 Comments Off on LDF Files Amicus in Support of North Carolina Photo ID Law

LDF Files Amicus in Support of North Carolina Photo ID Law

Lawyers Democracy Fund has filed an amicus brief in Holmes v. Moore in support of Senate Bill 824, North Carolina’s photo identification law for in-person voting.   In 2018, North Carolina voters overwhelmingly approved a ballot measure to amend the state constitution to require photo ID for in-person voting. The…

28.Jan, 2022 Comments Off on PA Court Overturns Unconstitutional No-Excuse Mail Voting Law

PA Court Overturns Unconstitutional No-Excuse Mail Voting Law

Today, the en banc Pennsylvania Commonwealth Court struck down Act 77, Pennsylvania’s unconstitutional no-excuse absentee voting law, in a Lawyers Democracy Fund (LDF)-backed lawsuit––McLinko v. Commonwealth (No. 224 M.D. 2021) consolidated with Bonner v. Degraffenreid (No. 293 M.D. 2021).     Wally Zimolong, Petitioner’s Counsel, stated: We are very pleased…

25.Jan, 2022 Comments Off on U.S. Election Assistance Commission Celebrates 2nd Annual Poll Worker Recruitment Day

U.S. Election Assistance Commission Celebrates 2nd Annual Poll Worker Recruitment Day

January 25 is the second annual National Poll Worker Recruitment Day hosted by the U.S. Election Assistance Commission (EAC):   Established in 2020, the event aims to address the potential shortage of poll workers amid the COVID-19 pandemic, inspire greater civic engagement, and help ensure safe and accurate elections in…

21.Jan, 2022 Comments Off on LDF Puts Forth Modest Proposals for Bipartisan Election Reform

LDF Puts Forth Modest Proposals for Bipartisan Election Reform

Members of Congress are actively focused on so-called “voting rights” reform, which has largely taken the form of broad, partisan bill packages that would supplant the states’ primary role in running elections and simultaneously subvert election integrity.  If passed, efforts such as H.R. 1 and H.R. 4 would do little to protect voting rights…