State law requires individuals or entities to adhere to specific guidelines about how other personal information will be used. Those can't be honored if the information is given over to the commission as has been requested.
New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed an executive order expanding the number of state agencies required to provide voter registration assistance, and creating a task force to study improvements to election infrastructure.
The Texas Secretary of State indicated he would provide “public information” to the president's commission. Plaintiffs argue that's illegal as described since state law requires numerous steps to protect against the data being used improperly.
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.