Topic: Legislation

Arizona Republicans Campaign for Voter ID Ballot Measure

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Republican lawmakers in Arizona are rallying behind a new ballot measure that would impose strict voter ID requirements on early ballots. The measure, which is sponsored by a conservative group called Arizona Free Enterprise Club, takes a failed piece of legislation proposed by Republicans in the state Senate and repackages it as a ballot measure that the group is campaigning to have included on the 2022 Arizona general election ballot.

House Democrats Introduce John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. — On Tuesday, Rep. Terri Sewell (D-Ala.) formally introduced the John Lewis Voting Rights Advancement Act (H.R. 4). From a press conference in Selma, standing in front of the Edmund Pettus Bridge, Rep. Sewell introduced the bill named after the civil rights giant, which would restore vital provisions of the Voting Rights Act (VRA) and has 190 co-sponsors in the House of Representatives.

Ohio Republicans Introduce Bill to Ban Counting of Drop Box Ballots

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Republicans in the Ohio House of Representatives introduced a new bill last Thursday that would revise the state’s election laws and impose new barriers on voting. The bill, House Bill 387, would require all voters to register to vote in person, eliminate no-excuse absentee voting, limit the forms of acceptable photo ID, shorten the state’s early voting period and ban mail ballots returned via drop box from being counted, among other provisions.

Wisconsin Governor Vetoes Voter Suppression Bills

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Gov. Tony Evers (D) vetoed bills on Tuesday that would have limited absentee voting options in Wisconsin. The legislation, which was sent to his desk by the Republican-controlled Legislature, would require all absentee voters to provide photo ID when voting. It would also impose new ID requirements for “indefinitely confined” voters, or voters who cannot get to the polls themselves.

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