Even without federal legislation, there are many things individual states can do to protect voting rights. Here, we outline four steps states can take to protect voters in lieu of federal legislation on voting rights.
This afternoon, all 50 Senate Republicans opposed a procedural vote to open debate on the Freedom to Vote Act, S.2747.
On Thursday morning, Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) announced the Senate will hold a procedural vote to advance S. 2747, the Freedom to Vote Act, next Wednesday, Oct. 20.
On Wednesday, the Massachusetts Senate passed an election reform bill, Senate Bill 2545, known as the VOTES Act, which takes multiple steps to expand voter access.
On Wednesday, the Republican-controlled Michigan Senate passed Senate Bill 303, which would add stricter voter ID requirements and ban election officials from proactively sending absentee ballots without a request from the voter.
On Tuesday afternoon, Senate Democrats introduced the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act, S. 4, which would restore key provisions of the Voting Rights Act (VRA).
On Monday night, the Texas Senate State Affairs Committee advanced Senate Bill 9, a new bill to make certain types of illegal voting a felony, roughly a month after the Texas’ omnibus voter suppression bill reduced the penalty.
In August, the Native American Voting Rights Act was introduced in Congress. In this piece, we break down the Act and explain how key provisions tackle the unique barriers to voting faced by Native American communities.
On Monday, another lawsuit was filed challenging Texas’ newly-enacted voter suppression law Senate Bill 1.
On Monday, California Gov. Gavin Newsom (D) signed Assembly Bill 37 into law, requiring all registered voters to receive a mail-in ballot at least 29 days before every election.
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