Election Integrity Bulletin

The Election Integrity Bulletin is a unique, weekly compilation of news and commentary about election issues.

Current Issue

IN THIS ISSUE, May 22, 2017 (PDF – 357 k) :

VOTER ID

  • NEW HAMPSHIRE: A bill requiring proof of residency gets one step closer to Governor Sununu.
  • OHIO: Representative Greenspan sponsored HB 222 that amends the voter ID law to specify that a concealed handgun license would qualify as photo identification for voting purposes.

FELON VOTING

  • ALABAMA: HB232, the Felony Voter Disqualification Act sponsored by Representative Jones, would establish a comprehensive list of felonies that involve moral turpitude which disqualify a person from exercising his or her right to vote.

AUTOMATIC VOTER REGISTRATION

  • ILLINOIS: The House is expected to amend an automatic voter registration bill to address election board concerns.
  • ILLINOIS: The Senate approved automatic voter registration.

ABSENTEE MAIL BALLOTS

  • WASHINGTON: Sponsored by Republican Sen. Kirk Pearson the bill requires at least one ballot drop box for every 15,000 registered voters.

STRAIGHT-PARTY VOTING

  • TEXAS: The Senate gave initial approval to legislation that would eliminate straight-ticket voting in all elections.

RANKED CHOICE VOTING

  • UTAH: Legislators and county clerks wrestled over whether to pursue “ranked-choice voting,” sometimes called instant runoff voting, to help ensure that election winners are actually supported by a majority of voters.

ELECTION ADMINISTRATION

  • WASHINGTON D.C: The District will spend $3 million to remove ineligible names, including those of dead people, from voter rolls.

Past Issues

May 19, 2017 (PDF – 654 k)

May 8, 2017 (PDF – 529 k)

May 1, 2017 (PDF – 525 k)

April 24, 2017 (PDF — 531 k)

April 17, 2017 (PDF — 538 k)

April 10, 2017 (PDF — 386 k)

April 3, 2017 (PDF — 390 k)

March 27, 2017 (PDF — 499 k)

March 20, 2017 (PDF — 364 k)

March 14, 2017 (PDF — 279 k)

March 6, 2017 (PDF — 357 k)

February 27, 2017 (PDF — 456 k)

February 21, 2017 (PDF — 366 k)

February 13, 2017 (PDF — 357 k)

January 30, 2017 (PDF — 362 k)

January 23, 2017 (PDF — 360 k)

January 17, 2017 (PDF — 346 k)

January 09, 2017 (PDF — 421 k)

December 19, 2016 (PDF — 356 k)

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