Legislative Activity Updates

Find out which states are making progress—and losing ground—on voter ID in today’s Legislative Activity Update.

Current Issue

IN THIS ISSUE, July 12, 2017 (PDF – 349 k) :

REGISTRATION RESIDENCY REQUIREMENTS

  • NEW HAMPSHIRE: A new law requires that voters moving to the state within 30 days of an election provide proof that they intend to stay and subjects them to an investigation if they can’t provide the proof and want to vote in future elections.

NATIONAL POPULAR VOTE

  • OREGON: As the 2017 legislative session rolls to a close, Senate Democrats are holding up a bill that would reform the Electoral College.

AUTOMATIC VOTER REGISTRATION

  • RHODE ISLAND: A proposal to automatically register qualified voters is moving through the legislature.

VOTER ID

  • NORTH CAROLINA: No voter ID bills were introduced during the just-concluded legislative session, and it’s unclear when lawmakers might revisit the issue.
  • NORTH DAKOTA: A recall election in a town of about 45 people is expected to be among the first tests of North Dakota’s new voter identification law later this year.

MAIL-IN VOTING

  • TEXAS: Cracking down on mail-in ballot fraud is one of the 20 items on Gov. Greg Abbott’s ambitious agenda for the July-August special session.

RANKED CHOICE VOTING

  • MAINE: Although the Maine Supreme Court found ranked choice voting unconstitutional for certain state races, the policy is technically still in effect for certain primary and federal races.

Past Issues

June 28, 2017 (PDF – 333 k)

June 19, 2017 (PDF – 338 k)

May 22, 2017 (PDF – 357 k)

May 12, 2017 (PDF – 343 k)

May 2, 2017 (PDF — 329 k)

April 18, 2017 (PDF – 358 k)

April 6, 2017 (PDF – 349 k)

Mar 29, 2017 (PDF – 335 k)