Ohio’s restrictive new election law…shortens window for mailed ballots despite no evidence that the extended timeline has led to fraud.
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Absentee and mail voting systems are a benefit to people who may not be able to attend a polling station in person, either through a physical disability, absence from the locality, or work requirements - although the general public can greatly benefit as well with easier access to the ballot. Also see our section on American democracy or our articles on the Internet and Voting, Military Voting or just general Voter Access.
Officials Urged To Modernize New York’s Election Systems
One of the initiatives New York officials are concentrating on is making it simpler to register to cast an absentee ballot.
Massive Disenfranchisement and Racial Disparities in 2022 Texas
Data from the March primary shows that just one of the bill’s many provisions caused massive disenfranchisement and major racial disparities.
NY Dems Send Voters Pre-Filled Absentee Ballot Applications
Democrats in New York State claim that this procedure can boost voter turnout. Republicans in the state instead see “dirty tricks.”
USPS Wants Your Help To Improve Ballot Processing
Neither rain nor snow will stop the United States Postal Service from delivering mail, but a poorly designed ballot envelope can.
Change To Florida’s Ballot Signature Review Creates Headaches
Florida’s Senate Bill 90 has a clause that expands the public’s ability to weigh in on the approval of signatures for mail-in votes.
He Ordered Celebrities’ Absentee Ballots. Now He’s Under Arrest.
A criminal complaint in the Federal District Court states that Louis Koch allegedly got the absentee ballots of famous people as a “hobby.”
Massachusetts’ Highest Court Upholds New Mail-In Voting Law
The Supreme Judicial Court of Massachusetts has rejected a GOP-led attempt to prevent implementation of a new mail-in voting law.
Deep-Red Utah Embraced Voting By Mail. Then Came 2020
Utah is the second-most Republican state. The state had embraced mail voting but things have changed somewhat as from 2020.
Almost 25,000 Mail-In Ballots Were Rejected In Texas
A total of 24,636 mail ballots were rejected across Texas during the primary of March 1 according to the Secretary of State’s office.