Automatic voter registration is a bipartisan approach to registering eligible voters that will save money, and increase accuracy of the rolls and voter participation. It passed with overwhelming support from both chambers in the state legislature.
Indiana Secretary of State Connie Lawson said she will give some voter information to the Commission on "Election Integrity," but Indiana civic groups and others argue in a lawsuit submitted to Lake County court that doing so violates state law.
The state senate approved a bill that would automatically register eligible citizens to vote when they interact with the DMV, unless they decline, following a vote by the House last month. It now goes to the governor who is expected to sign it.
A letter requesting personal information on U.S. voters threatens to violate individual privacy, and further justifies concerns that the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity was conceived to drive voter suppression efforts.
Amid ongoing investigations into Russia’s unprecedented cyberattacks around the 2016 election, this Brennan Center report outlines specific actions lawmakers can quickly take to insulate voting technology from continued foreign interference.
Today, the U.S. Supreme Court announced it will hear oral argument this fall in Gill v. Whitford, offering the Justices their first opportunity in more than a decade to weigh in on the constitutionality of partisan gerrymandering.
The legislation amends the state’s original strict law which had been struck down by multiple courts as racially discriminatory over years of litigation. It makes some advances while raising new concerns.