On Friday, Sept. 22, North Carolina Republicans sent Senate Bill 749 to Gov. Roy Cooper (D), who recently vowed to veto the bill.
On Wednesday, Sept. 20, during the Ohio Redistricting Commission’s (ORC) first meeting since it was reconstituted, the ORC voted 4-2 along party-lines to use legislative maps proposed by Republicans as the ORC’s working draft, which will be subject to public review.
On Wednesday, Sept. 20, the Republican National Committee (RNC), the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC), Republican members of New York’s congressional delegation, other GOP officials and voters filed a lawsuit challenging New York’s recently enacted New York Early Mail Voter Act.
On Tuesday, Sept. 19, the Ohio Supreme Court ordered the Ohio Ballot Board to partially rewrite the ballot language for the citizen-led abortion rights amendment.
On Wednesday, Sept. 20, Gov. Kathy Hochul (D) signed a package of 10 bills into law that expand voting rights and promote democracy in the state.
On Tuesday, Sept. 19, U.S. Rep. Terri Sewell (D-Ala.) introduced H.R. 14, commonly called the John R. Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act of 2023, a landmark piece of pro-voting legislation that would strengthen core provisions of the Voting Rights Act of 1965.
On Tuesday, Sept. 19, Democrats on the Ohio Redistricting Commission released their proposals for the state’s legislative maps.
On Tuesday, Sept. 19, the New York Court of Appeals, New York’s highest court, declined to unpause a decision that required the New York Independent Redistricting Commission (IRC) to reconvene and draw a new congressional map.
On Tuesday, Sept. 19, Pennsylvania Gov. Josh Shapiro (D) announced the start of automatic voter registration (AVR) at departments of motor vehicles (DMVs) across the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.
On Monday, Sept. 18, Alabama Secretary of State Wes Allen (R) announced the state’s newly developed Alabama Voter Integrity Database (AVID), an in-state database that will be used to maintain voter registration rolls.