News that Florida Governor Rick Scott intends to resume his failed voter purge has recently made headlines. The potential negative impact of this purge is serious, and FELN joins many others who are concerned about the Governor’s latest efforts.
The first day of the Florida legislative session in early March, saw the passage of a major election reform bill in the Florida House of Representatives. Despite the early promise of prompt reform, it took until the last day of session, this past Friday, for both chambers of the legislature agree on one comprehensive reform bill. The final product, HB 7013, offers some reforms to undo damage caused by 2011’s HB 1355. Unfortunately, the solutions are far from perfect and more work needs to be done.
News broke this morning that the Supreme Court of the United States had released a decision on the second most anticipated voting case of this year’s term, Arizona v. Inter Tribal Council of Arizona Inc. This decision is a victory for citizens of Arizona who want to register to vote without extra burdens and bureaucratic hurdles being placed in their way.
At a recent concert at DC’s 930 Club, fans threw their hands up in the air displaying wrists alight with glow bracelets scattered throughout the crowd. While you may not believe it, those bracelets had as much to do with music as they did with voting.
As Election Day approaches, two of the most common questions voters ask are: Am I registered to vote? And, where is my polling place?
These are very important questions to know the answers to as they are an integral part of planning a trip to the polling place or determining if you will need to vote early or by absentee ballot. Fortunately, the creation of statewide voter registration databases, following the passage of the Help America Vote Act, has made it much easier for states to provide this information to voters through on-line tools.
At 3 PM on Wednesday, September 26, Campus Vote Project, an initiative of the Fair Elections Legal Network, will be hosting a virtual town hall for college students and campus administrators to discuss student voting in the upcoming election.