Election Dates and Voting Logistics

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Title: Redistricting: large charter cities.

Current Status: Failed

Introduction Date: December 05, 2022

Last Action Date: Veto sustained.. January 25, 2024

Summary: This bill would establish the City of Los Angeles Citizens Redistricting Commission to adjust the district boundaries for the Los Angeles City Council. The commission would consist of 24 members who meet specified qualifications. The bill would require the commission to adjust the boundaries of the city council districts in accordance with specified criteria and adopt a redistricting plan in accordance with specified deadlines. By increasing the duties on local officials, the bill would impose a state-mandated local program. This bill would make legislative findings and declarations as to the necessity of a special statute for the City of Los Angeles.

Description: SB 52, Durazo. Redistricting: large charter cities. Existing law requires the city council for a charter city that elects its city council using district-based elections to adopt new city council district boundaries following each federal decennial census. Existing law requires the city council to adopt the new boundaries using specified criteria, and by a specified deadline, unless the charter city has adopted different redistricting criteria or a different deadline by ordinance or in its city charter.This bill would require a charter city with a population of at least 2,500,000 people to establish an independent redistricting commission to adjust the district boundaries for the city council if the city’s charter does not establish an independent redistricting commission that meets specified criteria. The bill would require the commission to adjust the boundaries of the city council districts in accordance with specified criteria and deadlines. By increas....

Location: US-CA

Title: Voter registration: California New Motor Voter Program.

Current Status: Considering

Introduction Date: February 02, 2023

Last Action Date: From committee with author's amendments. Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Com. on ELECTIONS.. June 19, 2024

Summary: This bill would additionally require the Department of Motor Vehicles to transmit specified information to the Secretary of State for a person submitting a driver’s license application who provides documentation demonstrating United States citizenship and that the person is of an eligible age to register or preregister to vote. The bill would deem this information to constitute a completed affidavit of registration for such persons, and require the Secretary of State to register or preregister the person to vote unless the Secretary of State determines they are ineligible. The bill would require if a person is registered or preregistered to vote in this manner, that the county elections official send a notice to the person advising that they may decline to register or preregister to vote and provide additional information. The bill would also require the county elections official to send a notice to a person who is already registered to vote, but for whom the Secretary of State changes their registration information after receiving updated name or address information from the department.

Description: SB 299, as amended, Limón. Voter registration: California New Motor Voter Program. Existing law requires, in conformance with federal law, that the Secretary of State and the Department of Motor Vehicles establish and implement the California New Motor Voter Program for the purpose of increasing opportunities for voter registration for qualified voters. Existing law requires the department to transmit to the Secretary of State specified information related to a person’s eligibility to vote, which the person provides when applying for a driver’s license or identification card or when the person notifies the department of an address change. Existing law requires that if this information transmitted to the Secretary of State constitutes a completed affidavit of registration, the Secretary of State must register or preregister the person to vote, as applicable, unless the person affirmatively declines to register or is ineligible to vote, as specified.This bill wo....

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Title: Voting pilot program: county jails.

Current Status: Considering

Introduction Date: February 08, 2023

Last Action Date: Read second time and amended. Re-referred to Com. on PUB S.. June 20, 2024

Summary: his bill would require a county jail facility, for elections held on or after November 1, 2024, to provide a polling location, as defined, that permits any eligible incarcerated person to perform specified activities, including registering to vote and voting, returning a vote by mail ballot, voting a provisional ballot, and receiving a replacement ballot. The bill would require the county elections official to work with the county sheriff or county jail facility administrator to design and implement a program that establishes a polling location at each facility and to post the plan for the program on the county elections official’s internet website. The bill would require the county sheriff or county jail facility administrator to designate an employee as a voting coordinator at each facility who will be responsible for ensuring compliance with requirements pertaining to polling locations, for maintaining voter education materials in the jail library, and for posting informational flyers regarding voting rights and eligibility to vote, among other duties. The bill would require the Secretary of State to prepare a related training for voting coordinators.

Description: AB 544, as amended, Bryan. Voting pilot program: county jails. Under existing law, a person is authorized to vote if that person is a United States citizen, a resident of California, at least 18 years of age, and not imprisoned for the conviction of a felony. Existing law further specifies conditions under which a person may register to vote, vote in person, vote by mail, vote a provisional ballot, and receive a replacement ballot.This bill would, until January 1, 2030, require the Secretary of State to, upon appropriation of funds for this purpose, operate a pilot program to provide grants to 3 counties to improve voter participation in jail facilities, as defined. The bill would require grantees to facilitate in-person voting for all eligible incarcerated persons. Participating counties would be required to meet specified requirements and permit any eligible incarcerated person to perform specified activities, including registering to vote and voting, re....

Location: US-CA

Title: Elections: language accessibility.

Current Status: Considering

Introduction Date: February 14, 2023

Last Action Date: In committee: Hearing postponed by committee.. June 03, 2024

Summary: This bill would, by January 1, 2025, and by January 1 of every subsequent year following a presidential election, require the Secretary of State to create and make publicly available on the Secretary of State's website a list of all languages, other than English, spoken or used by at least 5,000 voting-age individuals in the state and all languages, other than English, spoken by or used by at least 100 voting-age individuals in each county. It would also require, for each statewide election, the Secretary of State to provide, in identified languages, registration forms, voting notices, instructions, assistance, other materials, and information relating to the electoral process that the Secretary of State prepares in English. It would also require the Secretary of State to provide a toll-free voter assistance hotline from 29 days before the day of the election until 5 p.m. on the day after the election that provides assistance in identified languages. Additionally, the bill would require a county elections official in a county where a language is identified by the Secretary of State to provide, in identified languages, ballots, registration forms, voting notices, instructions, assistance, and other materials and information relating to the electoral process that the county elections official prepares in English. Additionally, this bill would require a county elections official to establish a language accessibility advisory committee that is comprised of representatives of language minority communities. The bill would also require a county elections official to conduct outreach with community-based organizations to educate voters who have indicated a language preference and to make reasonable efforts to recruit elections officials who are fluent in an identified language. Further, it would require the content of state and county elections internet websites to be translated into identified languages.

Description: AB 884, as amended, Low. Elections: language accessibility. Existing state and federal law, including the federal Voting Rights Act of 1965, require the Secretary of State and county elections officials to provide language assistance to voters in order to access voting information, register to vote, and cast their votes at the polling place. Existing law requires a county elections official to provide a facsimile copy of the ballot with the ballot measures and ballot instructions printed in Spanish and other languages if the Secretary of State has determined that doing so is appropriate, as specified. This bill would, by March 1, 2025, and by March 1 of every subsequent year following a presidential election, require the Secretary of State to determine the number of residents of voting age in each county and precinct who are members of a single language minority group and who lack sufficient skills in English to vote without assistance, as specified. The bill ....

Location: US-CA

Title: Initiative, referendum, and recall petitions: signatures: voter notification.

Current Status: Failed

Introduction Date: February 15, 2023

Last Action Date: From committee: Filed with the Chief Clerk pursuant to Joint Rule 56.. February 01, 2024

Summary: This bill would establish a process for a voter whose signature on a recall petition is rejected by an elections official to submit a statement to verify the voter’s signature. If the elections official determines that the signature on the petition possesses multiple, significant, and obvious differing characteristics when compared to all signatures in the voter’s registration record, the bill would require the elections official to mail a notice to the voter, on or before the next business day or as soon as practicable, of the opportunity to verify the voter’s signature. The bill would require the notice and signature verification statement to contain specified text, and would require the voter to return the statement no later than 30 days from the date of the notice. The bill would require the elections official to include the recall petition signature verification statement, instructions, and additional specified information on the elections official’s internet website.

Description: AB 1004, as amended, Ta. Initiative, referendum, and recall petitions: signatures: voter notification. Existing law authorizes voters to propose state and local laws by initiative and to approve or reject state or local laws by referendum. Existing law authorizes the recall of state and local officers in accordance with specified procedures. Under existing law, proponents may qualify an initiative, referendum, or recall for the ballot by filing a petition signed by a specified number of voters registered in the jurisdiction that would be subject to the initiative, referendum, or recall. Existing law requires elections officials to verify the signatures submitted on a petition by comparing them to any file or list of registered voters maintained by their office, or the facsimiles of voters’ signatures, as specified.This bill would establish a process for a voter whose signature on a state, county, city, or district initiative, referendum, or recall petition....

Location: US-CA

Title: Voter registration database: Electronic Registration Information Center.

Current Status: Failed

Introduction Date: February 16, 2023

Last Action Date: From committee: Filed with the Chief Clerk pursuant to Joint Rule 56.. February 01, 2024

Summary: This bill would require the Secretary of State to apply for membership with the Electronic Registration Information Center and, if that application is approved, require the Secretary of State to execute a membership agreement with the Electronic Registration Information Center on behalf of the state. The bill would require the Secretary of State to ensure that any confidential information or data provided by another state remains confidential, and would authorize the Secretary of State to transmit confidential information or data pursuant to that agreement. The bill would also authorize the Secretary of State to adopt regulations necessary to implement these provisions.

Description: AB 1206, as amended, Pellerin. Voter registration database: Electronic Registration Information Center. Existing law requires the Secretary of State to establish a statewide system to facilitate removal of duplicate or prior voter registrations to facilitate the reporting of election results and voter and candidate information and to otherwise administer and enhance election administration. Existing law also requires that certain voter registration information be provided to, among others, any person for election, scholarly, journalistic, or political purposes, or for governmental purposes, as determined by the Secretary of State.This bill would require the Secretary of State to apply for membership with the Electronic Registration Information Center and, if that application is approved, require the Secretary of State to execute a membership agreement with the Electronic Registration Information Center on behalf of the state. The bill would require the Sec....

Location: US-CA

Title: Voter registration: California New Motor Voter Program.

Current Status: Failed

Introduction Date: February 17, 2023

Last Action Date: Returned to Secretary of Senate pursuant to Joint Rule 56.. February 01, 2024

Summary: This bill allows for voter registration or voter preregistration when a person of eligible voting age applies for a driver's license and provides documentation demonstrating US citizenship. After a person registers in this manner, the county elections official must send a notice to the person advising that they may decline to register or preregister to vote, designate a party preference, or select a language preference.

Description: SB 846, as introduced, Limón. Voter registration: California New Motor Voter Program. Existing law requires, in conformance with federal law, that the Secretary of State and the Department of Motor Vehicles establish and implement the California New Motor Voter Program for the purpose of increasing opportunities for voter registration for qualified voters. Existing law requires the department to transmit to the Secretary of State specified information related to a person’s eligibility to vote, which the person provides when applying for a driver’s license or identification card or when the person notifies the department of an address change. Existing law requires that if this information transmitted to the Secretary of State constitutes a completed affidavit of registration, the Secretary of State must register or preregister the person to vote, as applicable, unless the person affirmatively declines to register or is ineligible to vote, as specified.This bill....

Location: US-CA

Title: A bill for an act relating to the conduct of elections, including provisions related to absentee ballots, recounts, and contested gubernatorial elections and impeachments, making penalties applicable, and including effective date provisions.(Formerly HF 356.)

Current Status: Failed

Introduction Date: February 27, 2023

Last Action Date: Subcommittee: Kaufmann, Nielsen and Young.. January 10, 2024

Summary: This bill relates to the conduct of elections. The bill provides that a political party that this required by statute to publish a notice of a precinct caucus in a newspaper of general circulation may, in lieu of such requirement, publish the notice, action, or other information in its entirety on the political party's internet site, if the political party maintains an internet site. The bill changes the deadline for a person nominated to fill a ballot vacancy to withdraw by filing a notice in the office of the appropriate county commissioner of elections from 64 days before the date of the election to 67 days before the date of the election. The bill requires a person challenging the voter registration of another person to post a bond, in an amount to be determined by the commissioner, sufficient to cover the costs of verifying the validity of the challenged voter's registration. The bill requires a notice for an election to include the date the election will be audited, the location of the audit, and the hours during which the election will be audited. The bill also changes the earliest date that notice of an election may be published from 20 to 30 days before the date of the election. The bill allows a county commissioner of elections to use an electronic election register in lieu of a paper register if the electronic election register is a product that has been certified for use in the state by the state commissioner of elections.

Location: US-IA

Title: Election Code-Various

Current Status: Introduced

Introduction Date: February 03, 2023

Last Action Date: Rule 2-10 Committee/3rd Reading Deadline Established As May 26, 2024. May 25, 2024

Summary: Among many amendments to the election code, this bill outlines under what circumstances election authorities are required to automatically register a voter. It also requires county clerks and the Board of Election Commissioners to complete verifications of voter registrations after a consolidated election in an odd-numbered year but before the first day of candidate circulation for candidate filing for the following primary election in an even-numbered year (rather than at least once in every 2 years). It also requires an election authority with a public website to ensure that its vote by mail processing procedures are published on its public website and accessible to the public no less than 120 days before a general election, a general primary election, or a consolidated election. Furthermore, this bill stipulates that vote by mail ballots received after the election are subject to audit by the State Board of Elections and provides the auditing guidelines.

Description: Amends the Election Code. In provisions requiring election authorities to automatically register a voter, requires the election authority to act within 90 days of receipt of information from the National Change of Address database. Requires county clerks and the Board of Election Commissioners to complete verifications of voter registrations after a consolidated election in an odd-numbered year but before the first day of candidate circulation for candidate filing for the following primary election in an even-numbered year (rather than at least once in every 2 years). Requires the county clerks and the Board of Election Commissioners to certify to the State Board of Elections that the verification has been conducted and completed within 30 days of completion of the verification. Requires the State Board of Elections to establish training materials and guidelines for judges of elections to be incorporated into the training course established by an election authority. Requires an electio....

Location: US-IL

Title: Elec Cd-Vote By Mail Notice

Current Status: Introduced

Introduction Date: February 07, 2023

Last Action Date: Rule 2-10 Committee/3rd Reading Deadline Established As May 26, 2024. May 25, 2024

Summary: This bill provides not more than 90 days nor less than 45 days before a general election (currently, before a general or consolidated election), each election authority must notify all qualified voters, except voters who have enrolled in permanent vote by mail status and voters who have opted out of permanent vote by mail notices, of the option to obtain permanent vote by mail status (currently, notice is required for all qualified voters). It also adds an opt-out option to the application for permanent vote by mail status.

Description: Amends the Election Code. Provides that, not more than 90 days nor less than 45 days before a general election (currently, before a general or consolidated election), each election authority shall notify all qualified voters, except voters who have enrolled in permanent vote by mail status and voters who have opted out of permanent vote by mail notices, of the option to obtain permanent vote by mail status (currently, notice is required for all qualified voters). Adds an opt-out option to the application for permanent vote by mail status, and makes other conforming changes.

Location: US-IL

Title: Elec Cd-Pre-Registration

Current Status: Introduced

Introduction Date: February 07, 2023

Last Action Date: Rule 2-10 Committee/3rd Reading Deadline Established As May 26, 2024. May 25, 2024

Summary: This bill allows the State Board of Elections to receive voter registration information provided by applicants using electronic voter registration portals (rather than the Board's website). It also allows a person who is otherwise qualified to vote to preregister to vote on or after that person's 16th birthday, with the registration held in abeyance by the appropriate election authority until that individual attains the required age to vote. Additionally, it requires preregistration to be completed using the online voter registration system or an electronic voter registration portal. This bill also stipulates that an individual who is 16 years of age or older (rather than who is 17 years of age and who will be 18 years of age on the date of the general or consolidated election) must be deemed competent to execute and attest to any voter registration forms.

Description: Amends the Election Code. Allows the State Board of Elections to receive voter registration information provided by applicants using electronic voter registration portals (rather than the Board's website). Provides that, notwithstanding any other provision of law, a person who is otherwise qualified to vote may preregister to vote on or after that person's 16th birthday, with the registration held in abeyance by the appropriate election authority until that individual attains the required age to vote. Requires preregistration to be completed using the online voter registration system or an electronic voter registration portal. Provides that, for the purposes of the Code, an individual who is 16 years of age or older (rather than who is 17 years of age and who will be 18 years of age on the date of the general or consolidated election) shall be deemed competent to execute and attest to any voter registration forms.

Location: US-IL

Title: Elec Cd-Voter Reg Applications

Current Status: Introduced

Introduction Date: February 09, 2023

Last Action Date: Rule 2-10 Committee/3rd Reading Deadline Established As May 26, 2024. May 25, 2024

Summary: For specified applications, change of address forms, or recertifications of a driver's license or State identification card, this bill provides that the application, form, or recertification must serve as a dual-purpose application when the applicant presents specified identification (rather than meets the requirements of the federal REAL ID Act of 2005). It also modifies requirements of the dual-purpose application as well as the content of the written notice required to be given by the Office of the Secretary of State to each applicant. Additionally, this bill requires the Office of the Secretary of State to determine whether each applicant is currently registered to vote in Illinois and the applicant's registration address if an applicant provides the Secretary of State with an identification document which demonstrates that the applicant is not a United States citizen, the application must not serve as a dual-purpose application.

Description: Amends the Election Code. For specified applications, change of address forms, or recertifications of a driver's license or State identification card, provides that the application, form, or recertification shall serve as a dual-purpose application when the applicant presents specified identification (rather than meets the requirements of the federal REAL ID Act of 2005). Modifies requirements of the dual-purpose application. Modifies the content of the written notice required to be given by the Office of the Secretary of State to each applicant and requires the Office of the Secretary of State to determine whether each applicant is currently registered to vote in Illinois and the applicant's registration address. Provides that, if an applicant provides the Secretary of State with an identification document which demonstrates that the applicant is not a United States citizen, the application shall not serve as a dual-purpose application. Makes conforming and other changes. Provides tha....

Location: US-IL

Title: Elec Code-Deceased Voter

Current Status: Introduced

Introduction Date: February 16, 2023

Last Action Date: Rule 19(a) / Re-referred to Rules Committee. April 05, 2024

Summary: This bill provides that the county clerk of a county where a decedent last resided must(rather than may) issue certifications of death records from the electronic reporting system for death registrations and shall (rather than may) use that system to cancel the registration of any person who has died during the preceding month. It also requires the county clerk and coroner to report quarterly to its affiliated county board and certify its full compliance with the provisions and accuracy of the voter rolls. This bill also prohibits a political committee from making expenditures for payments to attorneys, expert witnesses, investigators, or others to provide a defense in a criminal case. It also creates an Office of Election Integrity within the Office of the Attorney General to aid the State Board of Elections in completion of its duties under the Election Code. The Office must develop and create a voter fraud hotline within 90 days after the effective date of the amendatory Act.

Description: Amends the Election Code. Provides that the county clerk of a county where a decedent last resided shall (rather than may) issue certifications of death records from the electronic reporting system for death registrations and shall (rather than may) use that system to cancel the registration of any person who has died during the preceding month. Requires a county coroner, medical examiner, or physician for a county or any other individual responsible for certification of death under the Vital Records Act to promptly transmit certified records to the county clerk within 7 days after the death. Requires the county clerk and coroner to report quarterly to its affiliated county board and certify its full compliance with the provisions and accuracy of the voter rolls. Allows an individual to request a copy of the county clerk's or coroner's report and allows for relief if the county clerk fails to provide an accurate report within specified timeframes. Prohibits a political committee from m....

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Title: Elections Voter Photo Id

Current Status: Introduced

Introduction Date: February 16, 2023

Last Action Date: Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Jackie Haas. March 19, 2024

Summary: This bill requires Voters Identification Cards for those who do not have an acceptable photo ID. It sets forth requirements and exemptions and provides that any person desiring to vote will present to the judges of election for verification of the person's identity a government-issued photo identification card or his or her Voter Identification Card.

Description: Amends the Election Code. Requires Voters Identification Cards for those who do not have an acceptable photo ID. Sets forth requirements and exemptions. Provides that any person desiring to vote shall present to the judges of election for verification of the person's identity a government-issued photo identification card or his or her Voter Identification Card.

Location: US-IL

Title: Elections Voter Photo Id

Current Status: Introduced

Introduction Date: February 17, 2023

Last Action Date: Added Co-Sponsor Rep. Jackie Haas. March 19, 2024

Summary: This bill requires any person desiring to vote to present to the judges of election for verification of the person's identity, acceptable photo identification or a Voter Identification Card.

Description: Amends the Election Code. Requires Voter Identification Cards for those who do not have acceptable photo identification. Sets forth requirements and exemptions for Voter Identification Cards. Provides that any person desiring to vote shall present to the judges of election for verification of the person's identity acceptable photo identification or a Voter Identification Card. Defines "acceptable photo identification".

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Title: Prohibiting remote ballot boxes, providing for reporting and publication of voting results and public access to voting records and materials, limiting advance voting provisions and requiring receipt of advance voting ballots by election day, limiting the size of precincts, making the general election a state holiday, providing that the sheriff has sole jurisdiction for and shall provide security at voting places, establishing the authority of the legislature over elections with preeminence over rules and regulations of the secretary of state and federal election law and making certain election crimes felonies.

Current Status: Failed

Introduction Date: February 16, 2023

Last Action Date: Died in Committee. April 30, 2024

Summary: This bill prohibits remote ballot boxes, provides for the transmission of election-related materials from county election officers to the secretary of state for posting on the secretary’s website, allows a leave of absence from work for advance voting, and limits applications for advance voting ballots to be transmitted by mail to persons who are temporarily or permanently disabled or have been diagnosed as temporarily or permanently ill. It also requires a delivery receipt for advance voting ballots delivered by mail and that such ballots be received by the county election officer by 7:00 p.m. on the date of the election. The bill also extends the time for applications for advance voting ballots to be transmitted by mail and transmitted in person by three days, requires that advance voting ballots and ballots voted in person be canvassed by 12:00 a.m. on the day following the day of the election and the results immediately reported to the county election officer, and provides that county election officers ensure adequate staffing of election boards. The bill also limits the size of precincts to not more than 1,000 persons, requires that persons vote in the precinct of their residence, makes the day of the general election a state holiday, and provides that signatures of voters on affidavits for federal services absentee ballots must be notarized and such ballots must be mailed by the voter three weeks prior to the election. It also prohibits communications to the public of preliminary and final vote counts by election boards, county election officers and the secretary of state until the secretary of state has published the results from all precincts on the secretary's website. Additionally, the bill provides for the security of voting places by the sheriff., requires that all applications for advance voting ballots be in writing, and removes the requirement that electronic or electromechanical voting systems comply with federal law.

Location: US-KS

Title: An Act relative to uniformity of ballots in polling places

Current Status: Introduced

Introduction Date: March 30, 2023

Last Action Date: Accompanied a new draft, see H4689. May 30, 2024

Summary: This bill proposes uniformity of ballots in all polling places in Massachusetts. It requires ballots to be uniform in size, material, and content for voters regardless of whether it is voted on a ballot-marking device or directly on a paper ballot. Furthermore, ballots should be tabulated directly from the voter-marked selections, not from a barcode, QR code, or any other representation not marked by the voter.

Description: By Representative Garballey of Arlington, a petition (accompanied by bill, House, No. 3577) of Sean Garballey relative to uniformity of ballots in polling places. Election Laws.

Location: US-MA

Title: An Act to modernize municipal meetings, town meetings, and local elections

Current Status: Introduced

Introduction Date: February 16, 2023

Last Action Date: Senate concurred. May 21, 2024

Summary: This bill focuses on modernizing municipal meetings, town meetings, and local elections. Specifically, it addresses the postponement of annual elections under certain circumstances, allowing for a delay of up to 64 days after the vote to postpone, and during weather-related or public safety emergencies. It emphasizes modernization and flexibility in municipal meetings and elections, including the utilization of remote technologies to accommodate changing circumstances.

Description: By Mr. Oliveira, a petition (accompanied by bill, Senate, No. 2043) of Jacob R. Oliveira for legislation to modernize municipal meetings, town meetings, and local elections. State Administration and Regulatory Oversight.

Location: US-MA

Title: An Act to Increase Availability and Security of Election Information on Government Websites

Current Status: Considering

Introduction Date: February 14, 2023

Last Action Date: CARRIED OVER, in the same posture, to any special session of the 131st Legislature, pursuant to Joint Order HP 1482.. May 10, 2024

Summary: This bill requires the Secretary of State, or the secretary's designee, to develop and maintain a web page on its publicly accessible website, with general information on state and local elections, including a link to municipal or county governments' publicly accessible website containing general information on state and local elections, and provide a template of its web page to municipal and county governments.

Location: US-ME

Title: Weapons: other; firearms within 100 feet of an absentee ballot counting board while ballots are being counted; prohibit. Amends sec. 234d of 1931 PA 328 (MCL 750.234d).

Current Status: Considering

Introduction Date: February 22, 2023

Last Action Date: laid over one day under the rules. March 05, 2024

Summary: This bill states that a person shall not, while absent voter ballots are being processed, possess a firearm in an absent voter counting place or a combined absent voter counting place or within 100 feet from any entrance to an absent voter counting place or a combined absent voter counting place.

Location: US-MI

Title: Weapons: other; possession of firearms at a polling place; prohibit. Amends sec. 234d of 1931 PA 328 (MCL 750.234d).

Current Status: Considering

Introduction Date: February 22, 2023

Last Action Date: laid over one day under the rules. March 05, 2024

Summary: This bill states that a person shall not, while the polls are open on an election day, possess a firearm in a polling place or within 100 feet from any entrance to a building in which a polling place is located.

Location: US-MI

Title: Elections: voters; state voting rights act; create. Creates new act. TIE BAR WITH: SB 0402'23, SB 0403'23

Current Status: Introduced

Introduction Date: June 22, 2023

Last Action Date: REFERRED TO COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE WITH SUBSTITUTE (S-3). June 18, 2024

Summary: This bill, titled the "State Voting Rights Act," aims to protect the right to vote and ensure equal opportunity to participate in the political process for eligible electors, particularly for members of racial, color, or language minority groups. The bill prohibits discriminatory activity and imposes civil sanctions, while also allowing for court-appointed monitors under certain circumstances. The bill defines various terms, such as alternative methods of election, district-based methods of election, and racially polarized voting. The bill also provides guidelines for determining whether racially polarized voting by protected class members in a local government occurs, and outlines factors that may be considered in determining whether an impairment of the right to vote or the opportunity/ability to participate in the political process has occurred. To this end, if a local government meets certain conditions, a disabled elector, or an organization whose mission includes advocating on behalf of disabled electors, may bring an action in the circuit court of the county in which that local government is located seeking the appointment of a monitor for future elections conducted by that local government. One such occasion is if, in the previous 15 years, the local government settled a state or federal lawsuit regarding an alleged violation of a state or federal law involving, in whole or in part, the rights of disabled electors, and conceded liability as part of the settlement. On election day, and during the early voting period, a monitor must be available to receive reports by disabled electors, or any organization representing disabled electors, of any violations of a state or federal law involving, in whole or in part, the rights of disabled electors. If a circuit court orders a remedy under this subsection, that remedy must include, if the circuit court determines that a violation of a state or federal law involving, in whole or in part, the rights of disabled electors has occurred, extending the term of the monitor at least through the next election administered by the local government.

Location: US-MI

Title: Various Elections Changes.

Current Status: Introduced

Introduction Date: February 09, 2023

Last Action Date: Re-ref Com On Rules and Operations of the Senate. June 20, 2024

Summary: This bill amends the date by which mail-in absentee ballots must be received by the county board of elections in order to be counted. It also requires publishing of the date absentee ballots are available and the deadline for requesting absentee ballots. Additionally, this bill addresses the reporting of ballots by the county boards of elections.

Location: US-NC

Title: LB514 - Provide for valid photographic identification for voting purposes and change provisions relating to voting and counting ballots and certain identification documents

Current Status: Passed

Introduction Date: January 17, 2023

Last Action Date: Provisions/portions of LB514 amended into LB287 by AM2060. April 25, 2024

Summary: This bill changes provisions relating to a remonstrance petition as well as the Municipal Initiative and Referendum Act. It also changes provisions under the Election Act relating to voter registration, duties of political subdivisions, candidate filings, name changes, petitions, notices, ballots, secure ballot drop-boxes, recall procedures, initiatives and referendums, and electioneering.

Location: US-NE

Title: LB742 - Change provisions relating to registration to vote and voting under the Election Act

Current Status: Failed

Introduction Date: January 18, 2023

Last Action Date: Indefinitely postponed. April 18, 2024

Summary: This bill states the Department of Motor Vehicles, with the assistance of the Secretary of State, will prescribe a voter registration application that may be used to register to vote or change his or her address for voting purposes at the same time an elector applies for an original or renewal motor vehicle operator's license, an original or renewal state identification card, or a replacement thereof unless the elector specifies on a form that he or she does not want to register to vote or update his or her voter registration record.

Location: US-NE

Title: (New Title) relative to the establishment of an election information portal and makes an appropriation therefor.

Current Status: Considering

Introduction Date: January 11, 2023

Last Action Date: Conference Committee Report: Not Filed HJ 15. June 07, 2024

Summary: This bill allows the secretary of state to develop, in consultation with the department of information technology, the department of safety, the division of motor vehicles, and city and town clerks and supervisors of the checklist, an online election information portal that persons with disabilities and active-duty members of the armed forces may use to complete a new voter application, request an absentee ballot, and request changes to the statewide centralized voter registration database, such as name, domicile address, mailing address, and party affiliation.

Location: US-NH

Title: "New Voter Empowerment Act"; permits 17 year olds to vote in primary election if they turn 18 years old before next succeeding general election.

Current Status: Passed

Introduction Date: March 24, 2022

Last Action Date: Approved P.L.2023, c.202.. January 04, 2024

Summary: This bill, the "New Voter Empowerment Act", permits 17 year olds to vote in primary election if they turn 18 years old before next succeeding general election.

Location: US-NJ

Title: Changes deadline for unaffiliated mail-in voters to declare their political party before primary election.

Current Status: Failed

Introduction Date: March 23, 2023

Last Action Date: Substituted by S3758 (1R). January 08, 2024

Summary: This bill allows an unaffiliated mail-in voter to vote using the mail-in ballot in a primary election if the voter submits a political party affiliation declaration form to the municipal clerk or the county commissioner of registration by 3 p.m. the day before the primary election, and requests the mail-in ballot by that deadline from the county clerk.

Location: US-NJ

Title: Changes deadline for unaffiliated mail-in voters to declare their political party before primary election.

Current Status: Passed

Introduction Date: May 08, 2023

Last Action Date: Approved P.L.2023, c.281.. January 16, 2024

Summary: This bill allows an unaffiliated mail-in voter to vote using the mail-in ballot in a primary election if the voter submits a political party affiliation declaration form to the municipal clerk or the county commissioner of registration by 3 p.m. the day before the primary election, and requests the mail-in ballot by that deadline from the county clerk.

Location: US-NJ

Title: Enacts the "Doctor John L. Flateau Voting and Elections Database and Academic Center of New York Act"

Current Status: Failed

Introduction Date: January 03, 2024

Last Action Date: REFERRED TO ELECTION LAW. January 08, 2024

Summary: This bill regulates public data maintained by county and city boards of elections and establishes the New York voting and elections database and institute to maintain a statewide database of voting and election data for purposes of handling voter data.

Description: Enacts the "Doctor John L. Flateau Voting and Elections Database and Academic Center of New York Act"; regulates public data maintained by county and city boards of elections; establishes the New York voting and elections academic center to maintain a statewide database of voting and election data.

Location: US-NY

Title: Prohibits deceptive practices and the suppression of voters, and increases penalties for violations of the elective franchise

Current Status: Failed

Introduction Date: January 03, 2024

Last Action Date: REFERRED TO ELECTION LAW. January 08, 2024

Summary: This bill states that any person, political committee, labor organization, corporation, or other entity, whether acting under color of law or otherwise, who knowingly communicates or knowingly causes to be communicated deceptive information, knowing such information to be false and, in acting in the manner described, prevents or deters another person from exercising the right to vote in any election, is guilty of a misdemeanor. It prohibits deceptive practices and the suppression of voters, and increases penalties for violations of the elective franchise.

Description: Prohibits deceptive practices and the suppression of voters.

Location: US-NY

Title: Regulates public data maintained by county and city boards of elections and establishes the New York voting and elections database and institute to maintain a statewide database of voting and election data

Current Status: Failed

Introduction Date: January 11, 2023

Last Action Date: REFERRED TO ELECTION LAW. January 03, 2024

Summary: This bill regulates public data maintained by county and city boards of elections and establishes the New York voting and elections database and institute to maintain a statewide database of voting and election data. The "New York voting and elections database and institute", referred to in this article as the "database and institute", will be a central repository of elections and voting data available to the public from all political subdivisions in the state of New York and to foster, pursue, and sponsor research on existing laws and best practices in voting and elections.

Description: Regulates public data maintained by county and city boards of elections; establishes the New York voting and elections database and institute to maintain a statewide database of voting and election data.

Location: US-NY

Title: Relates to recounts of ballots conducted by the board of elections or a bipartisan committee appointed by the board

Current Status: Failed

Introduction Date: January 13, 2023

Last Action Date: REFERRED TO WAYS AND MEANS. January 03, 2024

Summary: This bill allows recounts of ballots conducted by the board of elections or a bipartisan committee appointed by the board to be either done manually or via the use of any automated tool. If done by an automated tool, it must be independent from the voting system it is being used to recount. The recount must be of all ballots for a particular contest where the margin of victory is less than or equal to 0.5% but greater than 0.25%. This bill also allows for losing candidates to deny a recount before any recount is conducted.

Description: Provides that recounts of ballots conducted by the board of elections or a bipartisan committee appointed by the board can be either done manually or via the use of any automated tool authorized for such use by the board of elections, which is independent from the voting system it is being used to recount, of all ballots for a particular contest where the margin of victory is less than or equal to 0.5% but greater than 0.25%; allows for losing candidates to deny a recount before any recount is conducted.

Location: US-NY

Title: Relates to notifying voters of the candidates and upcoming elections

Current Status: Failed

Introduction Date: January 03, 2024

Last Action Date: REPORTED AND COMMITTED TO FINANCE. March 12, 2024

Summary: This bill instructs the state board of elections to create and distribute voting guides to voters containing information about the candidates. It also mandates that voters receive postcards to notify them of upcoming elections and that television and radio stations also notify their audience of upcoming elections.

Description: Instructs the state board of elections to create and distribute voting guides to voters containing information about the candidates; mandates that voters receive postcards to notify them of upcoming elections and that television and radio stations also notify their audience of upcoming elections.

Location: US-NY

Title: Relates to availability of electronic ballot images

Current Status: Failed

Introduction Date: January 03, 2024

Last Action Date: REFERRED TO ELECTIONS. January 03, 2024

Summary: This bill requires the board of elections to make copies of the electronically rendered images of each cast ballot and the corresponding cast vote record within one week after an election. These copied electronic images and records are considered public records and can be requested by the public from the board of elections.

Description: Relates to making electronic ballot images and cast vote records public records of the board of elections upon request.

Location: US-NY

Title: Adds a voter's e-mail address and telephone number to the information contained on a voter registration application that is not available for public inspection

Current Status: Failed

Introduction Date: January 20, 2023

Last Action Date: REFERRED TO ELECTIONS. January 03, 2024

Summary: This bill adds a voter's e-mail address and telephone number to the information contained on a voter registration application that is not available for public inspection.

Description: Adds a voter's e-mail address and telephone number to the information contained on a voter registration application that is not available for public inspection.

Location: US-NY

Title: Requires at least one form of electronic means to verify voter registration at every polling place

Current Status: Failed

Introduction Date: January 26, 2023

Last Action Date: REFERRED TO ELECTION LAW. January 03, 2024

Summary: This bill requires at least one form of electronic means to verify voter registration at every polling place.

Description: Requires at least one form of electronic means to verify voter registration at every polling place.

Location: US-NY

Title: Authorizes the city of New York to establish an electronic voter registration transmittal system for New York city residents

Current Status: Failed

Introduction Date: January 31, 2023

Last Action Date: REFERRED TO ELECTIONS. January 03, 2024

Summary: This bill authorizes any municipal agency in the city of New York to establish and maintain an electronic personal voter registration transmittal system for applicants who are New York city residents. Completed applications that are filed using the system entitle the eligible applicant to vote in upcoming elections. This bill would take effect immediately and be repealed 90 days after the date that a statewide electronic voter registration transmittal system is operational and accessible to residents of the city of New York.

Description: Authorizes the city of New York to establish and maintain an electronic voter registration transmittal system for New York city residents.

Location: US-NY

Title: Establishes an offense for fraud relating to voter registration forms

Current Status: Failed

Introduction Date: February 03, 2023

Last Action Date: REFERRED TO CODES. January 03, 2024

Summary: This bill establishes fraud relating to voter registration forms as a class B misdemeanor and prohibits individuals and organizations from distributing applications for voter registration forms with marked or checked party affiliation boxes.

Description: Establishes fraud relating to voter registration forms as a class B misdemeanor; prohibits individuals and organizations from distributing applications for voter registration forms with marked or checked party affiliation boxes.

Location: US-NY

Title: Requires a government photo identification card to be presented when casting a ballot

Current Status: Failed

Introduction Date: February 03, 2023

Last Action Date: HELD FOR CONSIDERATION IN ELECTION LAW. May 23, 2024

Summary: This bill requires a government photo identification card to be presented when casting a ballot. It also provides for a method to receive a government photo identification card at no charge.

Description: Requires a government photo identification card to be presented when casting a ballot; provides for a method to receive a government photo identification card at no charge.

Location: US-NY

Title: Relates to creating the "modernized voter registration act of New York"; modernizes voter registration, promotes access to voting for individuals with disabilities

Current Status: Failed

Introduction Date: February 03, 2023

Last Action Date: REFERRED TO ELECTION LAW. January 03, 2024

Summary: This bill modernizes voter registration, promotes access to voting for individuals with disabilities and protects the ability of individuals to exercise the right to vote in elections for local and state office.

Description: Relates to creating the "modernized voter registration act of New York"; modernizes voter registration; promotes access to voting for individuals with disabilities; protects the ability of individuals to exercise the right to vote in elections for local and state office and makes an appropriation therefor.

Location: US-NY

Title: Relates to requiring boards of elections to include the number of registration forms distributed to and returned by each agency assisting with voter registration in their annual reports

Current Status: Failed

Introduction Date: February 08, 2023

Last Action Date: REFERRED TO ELECTION LAW. January 03, 2024

Summary: This bill relates to requiring boards of elections to include the number of registration forms distributed to and returned by each agency assisting with voter registration in their annual reports and provides personally identifiable information about the registrants will not be collected or included in the report.

Description: Relates to requiring boards of elections to include the number of registration forms distributed to and returned by each agency assisting with voter registration in their annual reports; provides personally identifiable information about the registrants shall not be collected or included in the report.

Location: US-NY

Title: Relates to requirements for affidavit ballots and absentee ballots

Current Status: Failed

Introduction Date: February 13, 2023

Last Action Date: REFERRED TO ELECTIONS. January 03, 2024

Summary: This bill requires voters voting by affidavit ballot to produce an identification document to verify residency in the election district. It also requires absentee ballots to be received by election day, or be post-marked by the first day of early voting.

Description: Requires voters voting by affidavit ballot to produce an identification document to verify residency in the election district; requires absentee ballots to be received by election day, or be post-marked by the first day of early voting.

Location: US-NY

Title: Provides absentee ballots to all qualified voters; repealer

Current Status: Failed

Introduction Date: February 14, 2023

Last Action Date: REFERRED TO ELECTION LAW. January 03, 2024

Summary: This bill would require the board of elections for all counties or cities to mail an absentee ballot and a return postage guaranteed envelope to every registered and qualified voter residing in such county or city.

Description: Requires absentee ballots to be provided to all qualified voters; relates to the delivery of absentee ballots.

Location: US-NY

Title: Relates to providing valid government issued photo identification when casting a ballot

Current Status: Failed

Introduction Date: February 14, 2023

Last Action Date: REFERRED TO ELECTION LAW. January 03, 2024

Summary: This bill requires a valid government issued photo identification card be presented when casting a ballot. It also provides for persons eligible for Medicaid to receive identification cards.

Description: Requires a valid government issued photo identification card be presented when casting a ballot; provides for persons eligible for Medicaid to receive identification cards.

Location: US-NY

Title: Enables persons charged with or convicted of a crime to register to vote and to vote; repeals certain provisions relating to voter challenges at polling places and to notice of voter rights

Current Status: Failed

Introduction Date: February 16, 2023

Last Action Date: REFERRED TO ELECTION LAW. January 03, 2024

Summary: This bill enables persons charged with or convicted of a crime to register to vote and to vote. It also repeals certain provisions relating to voter challenges at polling places and to notice of voter rights.

Description: Enables persons charged with or convicted of a crime to register to vote and to vote; repeals certain provisions relating to voter challenges at polling places and to notice of voter rights.

Location: US-NY

Title: Enacts the election workers and polling places protection act

Current Status: Failed

Introduction Date: February 23, 2023

Last Action Date: PRINT NUMBER 4759B. April 08, 2024

Summary: This bill enacts the "election workers, voters and polling places protection act" to protect voters, poll watchers, election officials, and any damage to physical property being used as a polling place or by the board of elections; makes violations a class D felony which includes imprisonment of up to seven years.

Description: Enacts the "election workers and polling places protection act" to protect poll watchers, election officials, voters and physical property being used as a polling place or by the board of elections.

Location: US-NY

Title: Relates to enabling constitutionally-qualified electors to register to vote and to cast a ballot on the same day at a polling location

Current Status: Failed

Introduction Date: February 27, 2023

Last Action Date: REFERRED TO ELECTION LAW. January 03, 2024

Summary: This bill enables constitutionally-qualified electors to register to vote and to cast a ballot on the same day at a polling location.

Description: Enables constitutionally-qualified electors to register to vote and to cast a ballot on the same day at a polling location.

Location: US-NY

Title: Directs the state board of elections to conduct a study on the implementation and impact of ranked choice voting in New York state

Current Status: Failed

Introduction Date: February 28, 2023

Last Action Date: REPORTED AND COMMITTED TO FINANCE. May 15, 2024

Summary: This bill directs the state board of elections to conduct a study on the implementation and impact of ranked-choice voting in New York state. The study will include, but will not be limited to the impact on voter turnout, campaign donations, costs associated with implementing ranked-choice voting, data security, availability of contractors and software to implement ranked-choice voting, the amount of time it would take to calculate winners under ranked-choice voting compared to conventional plurality elections, and number of candidates compared to conventional plurality elections. 1 year after the effective date of this section, the state board of elections will transmit to the temporary president of the senate and the speaker of the assembly a report on the study conducted pursuant to subdivision two of this section, including any recommendations on how to best implement ranked choice voting for primary and general elections statewide. The state board of elections will also make this report publicly accessible on its website.

Description: Directs the state board of elections to conduct a study on the implementation and impact of ranked choice voting in New York state.

Location: US-NY

Title: Authorizes county boards of elections to establish county-wide polling places

Current Status: Failed

Introduction Date: January 03, 2024

Last Action Date: REFERRED TO ELECTION LAW. May 21, 2024

Summary: This bill authorizes county boards of elections to establish county-wide polling places where any person entitled to vote in such county by personal appearance may so vote on the day of a primary election or general election.

Description: Authorizes county boards of elections to establish county-wide polling places where any person entitled to vote in such county by personal appearance may so vote on the day of a primary election or general election, subject to approval by the state board of elections.

Location: US-NY

Title: Authorizes electronic submission of absentee ballots

Current Status: Failed

Introduction Date: March 07, 2023

Last Action Date: REFERRED TO ELECTION LAW. January 03, 2024

Summary: This bill authorizes electronic submission of absentee ballots.

Description: Authorizes electronic submission of absentee ballots.

Location: US-NY

Title: Relates to an electronically submitted absentee ballot application

Current Status: Failed

Introduction Date: March 13, 2023

Last Action Date: REFERRED TO ELECTIONS. January 03, 2024

Summary: This bill requires, in addition to postal or personal delivery of the application to the board of elections, the board of elections to accept delivery of absentee ballot applications: (i) by telephone facsimile transmission to a designated phone number, (ii) as an attachment to an email sent to a designated email address, and (iii) through an online electronic absentee ballot application filing system.

Description: Relates to an electronically submitted absentee ballot application.

Location: US-NY

Title: Relates to establishing compulsory voting

Current Status: Failed

Introduction Date: March 13, 2023

Last Action Date: REFERRED TO ELECTION LAW. January 03, 2024

Summary: This bill requires all eligible voters to vote at each election in person or by absentee ballot excluding primary or school board elections. No person is be compelled to cast a valid vote, but all voters are required to return a ballot. An eligible voter who fails to cast a ballot is subject to a $10 fine.

Description: Establishes compulsory voting, with some exceptions, for general elections held in this state.

Location: US-NY

Title: Authorizes electronic submission of absentee ballots

Current Status: Failed

Introduction Date: March 15, 2023

Last Action Date: REFERRED TO ELECTIONS. January 03, 2024

Summary: This act amends the election law to authorize the electronic submission of absentee ballots. The State Board of Elections must establish and maintain an electronic absentee ballot submission system and all county or city Boards of Elections must maintain a system capable of receiving and processing marked absentee ballot information. Submitting electronically absentee ballots is to be limited to those residing in a country other than the United States while maintaining eligibility to vote in New York elections, or those needing accommodation due to disability. The submission of electronic absentee ballots will be allowed on the calendar date when the application of ballot is transmitted by the voter, and the state must provide reasonable accommodations to make the system accessible to persons with disabilities. The act is to take effect on the first of January following its enactment into law and any necessary rules and regulations pertaining to this act may be able to be made and completed on or before such effective date.

Description: Authorizes electronic submission of absentee ballots.

Location: US-NY

Title: Relates to enacting voting rights expansion act; repealer

Current Status: Failed

Introduction Date: March 27, 2023

Last Action Date: REFERRED TO ELECTIONS. January 03, 2024

Summary: This bill concerns voting procedures in the state of New York. It proposes an additional procedure for voter registration, allowing people to register to vote at the polling place on election day. Those registering to vote on election day must fill out a voter registration form and produce proof of qualifications. Anyone waiting to register at the polling place on election day at the time the polls close must till be allowed to vote if determined to be qualified. Additionally, the bill repeals and replaces Section 8-400 of the election law, outlining provisions for absentee voting. Absentee ballots will be mailed to every registered and qualified voter residing in the county or city no later than 30 days before the scheduled election.

Description: Relates to voting rights expansion, voter registration on election day, expansion of the use of and requirements for absentee voting, creation of a real-time state wide voter registration database, special ballots for election employees, and voter affidavits.

Location: US-NY

Title: Requires a government photo identification card to be presented when casting a ballot

Current Status: Failed

Introduction Date: March 30, 2023

Last Action Date: REFERRED TO ELECTIONS. January 03, 2024

Summary: This bill requires a government photo identification card to be presented when casting a ballot and provides for a method to receive a government photo identification card at no charge. It also provides that notaries are not permitted to collect a fee for collecting the documents required.

Description: Requires a government photo identification card to be presented when casting a ballot; provides for a method to receive a government photo identification card at no charge; provides that notaries are not permitted to collect a fee for collecting the documents required.

Location: US-NY

Title: Relates to enacting the taxpayer voter registration act

Current Status: Failed

Introduction Date: March 31, 2023

Last Action Date: REFERRED TO ELECTION LAW. January 03, 2024

Summary: The "Taxpayer Voter Registration Act" is a bill proposed in the New York State Assembly that, if passed, would require taxpayers to have the option to register to vote on their income tax return by checking a box that indicates their interest in voter registration. The tax return must also include a statement that the applicant meets all requirements to register to vote, that they are a citizen of the United States, and that they will have lived in the county listed as their address on their tax return for at least 30 days before the next election. The bill also includes a similar requirement for tax bills and real estate transfer returns, which must include a check box indicating the applicant's interest in voter registration and a statement similar to the one on the tax return. The bill also allows for individuals to select a political party affiliation, if so desired.

Description: Allows taxpayers to register to vote upon paying their taxes or changing their address.

Location: US-NY

Title: Relates to joining multistate voter list maintenance organizations

Current Status: Failed

Introduction Date: January 03, 2024

Last Action Date: ORDERED TO THIRD READING RULES CAL.392. June 04, 2024

Summary: This bill permits the state board of elections to join certain multistate voter list maintenance organizations and provide such organizations with certain voter information.

Description: Permits the state board of elections to join certain multistate voter list maintenance organizations and provide such organizations with certain voter information; requires the state to join a multistate voter list maintenance organization on or before July 31, 2025.

Location: US-NY

Title: Relates to voter identification cards

Current Status: Failed

Introduction Date: April 03, 2023

Last Action Date: HELD FOR CONSIDERATION IN ELECTION LAW. May 23, 2024

Summary: This bill requires a current and valid government issued identification card to vote. It also establishes voter identification cards which must contain, and prominently display, a registered voters name, address, political party affiliation, voter status, and voter signature which has been filed with the state board of elections.

Description: Requires a current and valid government issued identification card to vote; establishes voter identification cards which shall contain, and prominently display, a registered voters name, address, political party affiliation, voter status, and voter signature which has been filed with the state board of elections; makes related provisions.

Location: US-NY

Title: Requires a valid government issued photo identification card to be presented when casting a ballot

Current Status: Failed

Introduction Date: April 03, 2023

Last Action Date: REFERRED TO ELECTION LAW. January 03, 2024

Summary: This bill requires a New York state driver's license or non-driver ID, a United States passport, an identification card issued by a United States educational institution, a United States military identification card, a government issued medical card, or any identification card issued by the United States or the state of New York to be presented when casting a ballot.

Description: Requires a New York state driver's license or non-driver ID, a United States passport, an identification card issued by a United States educational institution, a United States military identification card, a government issued medical card, or any identification card issued by the United States or the state of New York to be presented when casting a ballot.

Location: US-NY

Title: Requires the county seat in Seneca county to have at least one polling place designated for early voting

Current Status: Failed

Introduction Date: May 01, 2023

Last Action Date: REFERRED TO ELECTIONS. January 03, 2024

Summary: This bill requires the county seat in Seneca county to have at least one polling place designated for early voting.

Description: Requires the county seat in Seneca county to have at least one polling place designated for early voting.

Location: US-NY

Title: Prohibits the delivery of an absentee ballot or an application therefore to an address associated with a candidate's campaign

Current Status: Failed

Introduction Date: May 03, 2023

Last Action Date: REFERRED TO ELECTIONS. January 03, 2024

Summary: This bill prohibits the delivery of an absentee ballot or an application therefore to an address associated with a candidate's campaign.

Description: Prohibits the delivery of an absentee ballot or an application therefore to an address associated with a candidate's campaign.

Location: US-NY

Title: Relates to no longer permitting the use of electronic absentee voting applications; repealer

Current Status: Failed

Introduction Date: May 04, 2023

Last Action Date: REFERRED TO ELECTIONS. January 03, 2024

Summary: This bill prohibits the use of electronic absentee voting applications.

Description: Relates to no longer permitting the use of electronic absentee voting applications; repeals all provisions relating thereto.

Location: US-NY

Title: Relates to the examination of voting machines by the state board of elections

Current Status: Failed

Introduction Date: May 05, 2023

Last Action Date: REFERRED TO ELECTIONS. January 03, 2024

Summary: This bill allows the state board of elections, in its discretion, to reject the use of a voting machine or system on the grounds that it is not proper, safe and/or secure.

Description: Authorizes the state board of elections to reject the use of voting machines or systems on the grounds that such machines or systems are not proper, safe, or secure.

Location: US-NY

Title: Relates to allowing pre-registered voters to apply for an absentee or early mail ballot

Current Status: Failed

Introduction Date: May 30, 2024

Last Action Date: Substitute A 3250 action - RETURNED TO ASSEMBLY. May 30, 2024

Summary: This bill allows pre-registered voters to apply for an absentee ballot.

Description: Relates to allowing pre-registered voters to apply for an absentee or early mail ballot.

Location: US-NY

Title: Relates to absentee ballots for relating to absentee ballots for school district elections

Current Status: Failed

Introduction Date: May 08, 2023

Last Action Date: PRINT NUMBER 6848A. May 17, 2024

Summary: This bill amends the qualifications needed to vote absentee in local school district elections. It allows a voter to vote absentee if he/she is unable to be present due to his or her observance of a religious commitment or following his or her religious teaching or tenet that forbids secular activity on that day.

Description: Clarifies valid reasons to obtain an absentee ballot for elections in school districts which do not utilize poll registration.

Location: US-NY

Title: Relates to removing cause for absentee ballot voting

Current Status: Failed

Introduction Date: May 09, 2023

Last Action Date: OPINION REFERRED TO JUDICIARY. January 26, 2024

Summary: This bill authorizes ballot by mail by removing cause for absentee ballot voting.

Description: Authorizes ballot by mail by removing cause for absentee ballot voting.

Location: US-NY

Title: Authorizes county boards of elections to establish county-wide polling places

Current Status: Failed

Introduction Date: May 09, 2023

Last Action Date: REFERRED TO ELECTION LAW. January 03, 2024

Summary: This bill authorizes county boards of elections to establish county-wide polling places where any person entitled to vote in such county by personal appearance may so vote on the day of a primary election or general election.

Description: Authorizes county boards of elections to establish county-wide polling places where any person entitled to vote in such county by personal appearance may so vote on the day of a primary election or general election, subject to approval by the state board of elections.

Location: US-NY

Title: Establishes portable polling locations for early voting

Current Status: Failed

Introduction Date: May 09, 2023

Last Action Date: REFERRED TO ELECTION LAW. January 03, 2024

Summary: This bill establishes portable polling locations for early voting. It also provides that a county board of elections may establish one or more portable polling locations.

Description: Establishes portable polling locations for early voting; provides that a county board of elections may establish one or more portable polling locations.

Location: US-NY

Title: Relates to joining multistate voter list maintenance organizations

Current Status: Failed

Introduction Date: May 10, 2023

Last Action Date: Substitute S 6173 action - ORDERED TO THIRD READING RULES CAL.392. June 04, 2024

Summary: This bill permits the state board of elections to join certain multistate voter list maintenance organizations and provide such organizations with certain voter information.

Description: Permits the state board of elections to join certain multistate voter list maintenance organizations and provide such organizations with certain voter information; requires the state to join a multistate voter list maintenance organization on or before July 31, 2025.

Location: US-NY

Title: Relates to availability of electronic ballot images

Current Status: Failed

Introduction Date: May 11, 2023

Last Action Date: REFERRED TO ELECTION LAW. January 03, 2024

Summary: This bill stipulates that the electronic image of each cast ballot produced by ballot scanners used in an election and the cast vote record showing how the ballot image was interpreted should be copied by the board of elections no later than one week after the election. These copied electronic images and records are considered public records and should be made available upon request by the board of elections.

Description: Relates to making electronic ballot images and cast vote records public records of the board of elections upon request.

Location: US-NY

Title: Relates to voting rights and access for incarcerated individuals

Current Status: Failed

Introduction Date: May 12, 2023

Last Action Date: REFERRED TO ELECTIONS. January 03, 2024

Summary: This bill aims to facilitate voting by residents of correctional facilities and local correctional facilities. It allows the board of elections to establish polling places at such facilities for a specified period of time before general, primary, run-off primary, or special elections. The polling places must comply with early voting provisions and be accessible only to eligible voters detained or confined at the facility or employees of the facility who are registered to vote in the corresponding county or city. The bill also outlines procedures for voter registration, absentee ballot applications, and the cooperation between correctional facility officials and the board of elections.

Description: Relates to voting rights and access for incarcerated individuals; authorizes polling places to be available at correctional facilities and local facilities; requires such facilities to provide persons detained or confined in such facilities access to register to vote or apply for an absentee ballot; requires voting information to be included in the inmate handbook.

Location: US-NY

Title: Authorizes boards of elections to establish absentee ballot drop-off locations

Current Status: Failed

Introduction Date: June 07, 2024

Last Action Date: Substitute S 610 action - RETURNED TO SENATE. June 07, 2024

Summary: This bill authorizes each board of elections to establish one or more absentee ballot drop-off locations. The board of elections must provide notice of these locations on their website. Additionally, the state board of elections is tasked with creating rules and regulations for the implementation of this provision. Absentee ballots deposited in the drop boxes before the close of polls on election day will be considered received on time, and the failure to time stamp such ballots will not prevent their canvassing.

Description: Authorizes boards of elections to establish absentee ballot drop-off locations.

Location: US-NY

Title: Relates to absentee voting

Current Status: Failed

Introduction Date: May 17, 2023

Last Action Date: REFERRED TO ELECTIONS. January 03, 2024

Summary: This bill extends certain chapters providing for expanded absentee voting until 2023.

Description: Extends certain chapters providing for expanded absentee voting until 2023.

Location: US-NY

Title: Relates to voting rights

Current Status: Failed

Introduction Date: May 18, 2023

Last Action Date: OPINION REFERRED TO JUDICIARY. January 29, 2024

Summary: This bill aims to protect voting rights by prohibiting the imposition or application of any voting qualifications, prerequisites, standards, practices, or procedures that result in the denial or limitation of the right to vote based on race or color, religion, gender preference, or disability. It further emphasizes that no citizen should be denied the right to vote due to failure to meet certain requirements such as demonstrating literacy or knowledge, possessing good moral character, paying taxes, presenting photo identification, providing proof of citizenship, or relying on the endorsement of registered voters or other groups. The bill also ensures that third-party organizations and individuals are not restricted from registering voters in good faith.

Description: Relates to voting rights.

Location: US-NY

Title: Election Laws - As enacted, requires the coordinator of elections to compare the statewide voter registration database with the department of safety database to ensure non-United States citizens are not registered to vote in this state. - Amends TCA Section 2-2-106 and Section 2-2-141.

Current Status: Introduced

Introduction Date: January 11, 2023

Last Action Date: Comp. became Pub. Ch. 900. May 13, 2024

Summary: This bill requires (instead of allows) the coordinator of elections to compare the statewide voter registration database with those of other relevant state agencies and county records for the purpose of purging voter rolls. It also requires (instead of allows) the coordinator of elections to compare the statewide voter registration database with the department of safety database to ensure non-United States citizens are not registered to vote in this state.

Description: ON APRIL 4, 2024, THE HOUSE ADOPTED AMENDMENT #2 AND PASSED HOUSE BILL 835, AS AMENDED. AMENDMENT #2 deletes the provision in the bill requiring the coordinator of elections to compare the statewide voter registration database with those of other relevant state agencies and county records for the purpose identifying any voter who has changed the voter's address of residence without notifying the county election commission.

Location: US-TN

Title: Election Laws - As enacted, requires the coordinator of elections to compare the statewide voter registration database with the department of safety database to ensure non-United States citizens are not registered to vote in this state. - Amends TCA Section 2-2-106 and Section 2-2-141.

Current Status: Passed

Introduction Date: January 30, 2023

Last Action Date: Effective date(s) 05/03/2024. May 13, 2024

Summary: This bill requires the coordinator of elections to compare the statewide voter registration database with those of other relevant state agencies and county records for this purpose, and the coordinator of elections to compare the statewide voter registration database with the department of safety database to ensure non-United States citizens are not registered to vote in this state.

Description: ON APRIL 4, 2024, THE HOUSE ADOPTED AMENDMENT #2 AND PASSED HOUSE BILL 835, AS AMENDED. AMENDMENT #2 deletes the provision in the bill requiring the coordinator of elections to compare the statewide voter registration database with those of other relevant state agencies and county records for the purpose identifying any voter who has changed the voter's address of residence without notifying the county election commission.

Location: US-TN

Title: Enhancing the Washington voting rights act.

Current Status: Failed

Introduction Date: January 08, 2024

Last Action Date: By resolution, reintroduced and retained in present status.. January 08, 2024

Summary: This bill modifies provisions in the Washington Voting Rights Act. It adds a new section that states that in further recognition of the protections for the right to vote provided by the Constitution of the state of Washington, statutes, rules, and regulations, and local laws, town charters, and ordinances related to the right to vote will be construed liberally in favor of protecting the right to cast an effective ballot, ensuring that eligible voters are not impaired in registering to vote or voting including having their votes counted, and ensuring that voters of race, color, and language minority groups have equitable access to fully participate in the electoral process in registering to vote and voting free from improper dilution or abridgement of voting power. It also adds that in determining whether there is polarized voting under this chapter, the court will analyze election results including, but not limited to, elections of the governing body of the political subdivision, ballot measure elections, elections in which at least one candidate is a member of a protected class, and other electoral choices that affect the rights and privileges of members of a protected class. The court is not required to consider explanations, including partisanship, for why polarized voting under this chapter exists in the political subdivision to determine whether polarized voting under this chapter exists in the political subdivision. Elections conducted prior to the filing of an action pursuant to this chapter are more probative to establish the existence of polarized voting than elections conducted after the filing of an action. A class of people protected by this section may include a coalition of members of different racial, color, or language minority groups. A coalition of members of different protected classes is not required to demonstrate that each individual racial, color, or language minority group which comprises the coalition is cohesive, only that the coalition as a whole is cohesive. The bill further addresses other provisions related to protection of voter rights.

Location: US-WA

Title: Establishing universal civic duty voting.

Current Status: Failed

Introduction Date: January 08, 2024

Last Action Date: Public hearing in the Senate Committee on Transportation at 1:30 PM.. February 01, 2024

Summary: This bill establishes universal civic duty voting. It creates an election system designed to enable citizens to perform their most basic civic duty with ease. Civic duty voting declares that everyone counts and that everyone has a responsibility to have their vote counted. It provides provisions that require that every person who is eligible to vote under Article VI, section 1 of the state Constitution must register to vote using one of the methods outlined in this bill unless the person obtains a waiver from the obligation to register to vote. A waiver from the obligation to register to vote is permanent unless withdrawn by the person who has obtained the waiver. A person is not required to provide a reason for seeking the waiver from the obligation to register to vote. This is a similar bill to the WA house version of the same title.

Location: US-WA

Title: Establishing universal civic duty voting.

Current Status: Failed

Introduction Date: January 08, 2024

Last Action Date: By resolution, reintroduced and retained in present status.. January 08, 2024

Summary: This bill establishes universal civic duty voting. It creates an election system designed to enable citizens to perform their most basic civic duty with ease. Civic duty voting declares that everyone counts and that everyone has a responsibility to have their vote counted. It provides provisions that require that every person who is eligible to vote under Article VI, section 1 of the state Constitution must register to vote using one of the methods outlined in this bill unless the person obtains a waiver from the obligation to register to vote. A waiver from the obligation to register to vote is permanent unless withdrawn by the person who has obtained the waiver. A person is not required to provide a reason for seeking the waiver from the obligation to register to vote.

Location: US-WA

Title: Requiring each ballot to have a unique serial number that permits a voter to view their voted ballot through an online portal.

Current Status: Failed

Introduction Date: January 08, 2024

Last Action Date: By resolution, reintroduced and retained in present status.. January 08, 2024

Summary: This bill calls for ballots to be imprinted with a 16-digit serial number that is unique to each voter in each election, accompanied by a detachable copy of the number for the voter to keep. Within 30 days after a primary, special election, or general election, each county auditor must scan and upload a copy of each voted ballot into the online portal created by the secretary of state and available for the voter to see. The county auditor may not retain any documentation that connects the serial number to a particular voter's identity.

Location: US-WA

Title: Concerning irrigation district elections.

Current Status: Failed

Introduction Date: January 08, 2024

Last Action Date: By resolution, returned to Senate Rules Committee for third reading.. March 07, 2024

Summary: This bill permits voters residing in irrigation districts to vote absentee. It also allows the board of directors to choose to conduct an election using only mail-in ballots in lieu of polling places and absentee ballots for these districts. The bill also specifies how the physical appearance of absentee or mail-in ballots must look. It also outlines how these districts must go about notifying their electors of upcoming elections and ways to vote. Additionally, the bill details the security requirements around voting in these districts as well as the process for how to challenge votes.

Location: US-WA

Title: Removing party preferences from the ballot and voters' pamphlet.

Current Status: Failed

Introduction Date: January 08, 2024

Last Action Date: By resolution, reintroduced and retained in present status.. January 08, 2024

Summary: This bill states that the text included in the voters' pamphlet may not contain a candidate's political party preference or independent status, even when a candidate appearing on the ballot has expressed or identified with such a preference. Any candidate wishing to express the candidate's party preference or independent status in a voters' pamphlet may do so as part of the candidate's candidate statement.

Location: US-WA

Title: absentee ballot request and return confirmation. (FE)

Current Status: Considering

Introduction Date: February 13, 2023

Last Action Date: Failed to concur in pursuant to Senate Joint Resolution 1. April 15, 2024

Summary: Current law allows a voter to receive an absentee ballot by making a written application by means of facsimile transmission or electronic mail. Under this bill, if a voter makes a written application by electronic mail and submits his or her mobile telephone number with the application, after the voter completes and submits the application, the electronic application system maintained by the Elections Commission must automatically notify the voter by text message that his or her application has been received. In addition, under the bill, after the voter completes and returns his or her ballot, the system must automatically notify the voter by text message that his or her ballot has been received. Finally, the bill provides that all mobile telephone numbers submitted for the purposes provided under the bill are confidential.

Description: An Act to amend 6.86 (1) (ac) of the statutes;

Location: US-WI

Title: an election official's personal information, battery against election officials, whistleblower protection for municipal clerks, county clerks, and election officials who witness and report election fraud or irregularities, and providing a penalty.

Current Status: Considering

Introduction Date: May 15, 2023

Last Action Date: Failed to concur in pursuant to Senate Joint Resolution 1. April 15, 2024

Summary: This bill introduces measures to restrict public access to records containing personally identifiable information of election officials or election registration officials, except for limited information such as their name, city, and state of residence. It maintains existing exceptions for accessing personal information of individuals holding public office or applying for public positions. The bill also establishes that intentionally causing bodily harm to an election official, election registration official, county clerk, or municipal clerk who is acting in their official capacity will be classified as a Class I felony. Additionally, the bill provides whistleblower protection for municipal clerks, county clerks, and election officials who report election fraud or irregularities, prohibiting employment discrimination against them for making such reports.

Description: An Act to create 19.36 (14), 66.0512 and 940.20 (4m) of the statutes;

Location: US-WI

Title: an election official's personal information, battery against election officials, whistleblower protection for municipal clerks, county clerks, and election officials who witness and report election fraud or irregularities, and providing a penalty.

Current Status: Failed

Introduction Date: May 25, 2023

Last Action Date: Failed to pass pursuant to Senate Joint Resolution 1. April 15, 2024

Summary: This bill prohibits public access to records that contain the personally identifiable information of election officials or election registration officials, except that a public records custodian may provide access to the name and city and state of residence of an election official or election registration official.

Description: An Act to create 19.36 (14), 66.0512 and 940.20 (4m) of the statutes;

Location: US-WI

Title: polling place closures.

Current Status: Passed

Introduction Date: May 25, 2023

Last Action Date: Published 3-22-2024. March 21, 2024

Summary: This bill imposes restrictions on the closure of polling places in municipalities before elections. It states that no municipality can close more than half of its polling places within 30 days before an election. If a polling place closure is proposed within that timeframe, it requires approval from both the head of the governing body of the municipality and the municipal clerk, along with various public notice requirements, such as posting notices on the municipality's website or in multiple locations and publishing notices in newspapers. The bill also mandates that if a municipality wants to discontinue a polling place after an election and more than 30 days before the next election, a public hearing must be held to allow the public to present testimony on the proposed discontinuation.

Description: An Act to renumber and amend 5.25 (3); and to create 5.25 (3) (a) 1., 2. and 3., 5.25 (3) (b) and 5.25 (3) (c) of the statutes;

Location: US-WI

Title: polling place closures.

Current Status: Failed

Introduction Date: July 13, 2023

Last Action Date: Failed to pass pursuant to Senate Joint Resolution 1. April 15, 2024

Summary: Under this bill, under no circumstance may a municipality close more than one-half of its polling places within 30 days before an election. Additionally, the bill prohibits a municipality from closing any polling place within 30 days before an election without both the head of the governing body of the municipality and the municipal clerk approving the closures and without the municipal clerk doing all of the following: 1. Posting public notice of the closures on the municipality's website or, if the municipality does not maintain a website, posting notices in at least 3 different locations within the municipality reasonably calculated to notify the most residents. 2. Publishing three notices in a newspaper likely to give notice in the area notifying the public of the closures. 3. Publishing two notices or one notice in a newspaper likely to give notice in the area if time does not permit publication of three notices. Additionally, under the bill, if after an election and more than 30 days before the next election, a municipality wishes to discontinue a polling place location, the municipality's governing body may approve the discontinuation only after a public hearing at which the public has an opportunity to present testimony on the proposed discontinuation.

Description: An Act to renumber and amend 5.25 (3); and to create 5.25 (3) (a) 1., 2. and 3., 5.25 (3) (b) and 5.25 (3) (c) of the statutes;

Location: US-WI

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