Democrats have filed another lawsuit. Read the emergency motion and memorandum. While the push is definitely on by Florida counties to finish the last minute registration applications and HAVA verifications, the Democrats seek to rely solely on the voter bringing in appropriate photo ID for voters that are not verified under federal law. Federal law requires…
Congressman Ted Deutch encouraged the Florida Secretary of State to enroll Florida in the Electronic Registration Information Center (ERIC), which is a national database aimed at preventing duplicate voter registrations and vote fraud. ERIC members currently include 15 states and the District of Columbia.
Idaho Secretary of State Lawerence Denney proposed online voter registration legislation. Denney makes the case for the legislation noting that “currently 30 states plus the District of Columbia are doing some form of online voter registration.”
A lawsuit has been filed against the Election Assistance Commission and its Executive Director Brian Newby by a coalition of voting groups. The suit alleges that Newby impermissibly changed the instructions on the federal voter registration form to require proof of citizenship to complete a registration in Arizona, Georgia, and Kansas, in…
The Connecticut Secretary of State is recommending the legislature enact automatic voter registration. The recommended system would “enable people to automatically register as Connecticut voters when they do business with the Department of Motor Vehicles.”
A bipartisan committee with the support of Mississippi Secretary of State Delbert Hosemann recently released a report recommending reforms to Mississippi’s election process for consideration by the legislature. The recommended reforms included online voter registration.
Washington and Illinois currently have automatic voter registration bills under consideration in the House/Senate. Links to the proposed legislation are below: Washington – (Full document) Illinois – (Full document)
On January 29, the Election Assistance Commission sent letters to the Georgia Secretary of State, Brian Kemp, and Kansas Election Director, Bryan Caskey, allowing them to require proof of citizenship with federal postcard voter registrations in an effort to comply with the laws in their respective states.
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….