Governor signs a 2019 law, which was passed in a party-line vote by the Republican-controlled state Legislature. It requires returning citizens to pay all fees, fines and restitution ordered by a judge before they can register to vote.
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Governor Ron DeSantis opened the door for more election reform at an Aug. 21 Orlando press conference. That’s when he announced Florida will join the Electronic Registration Information Center.
On August 30, California Senate Appropriations Committee passed AB 1451, the bill to make it more difficult for initiatives to get on the statewide ballot.
Number of Americans with physical or mental disabilities who turned out to vote surged in the 2018 midterm elections, they still lagged far behind turnout.
A network of out-of-state political consultants, secret donors close ties to President Trump is behind an effort to change the Florida constitution.
Voters in Oregon may be able to mail their ballots for free beginning in 2020, thanks to a recent senate bill passed by Oregon legislators .
Advocates are hoping to register more Texans with disabilities ahead of constitutional amendment election in November and presidential primaries next year.
Democrats are challenging a law that requires candidates belonging to the party of the current governor to be listed first on the ballot.
Starting in 2020 North Carolina voters will have to show identification when voting. Voters approved the amendment in November.
Even as our national focus has turned towards cyber threats, vulnerabilities in our election systems abound like outdated voting machines.