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Voting Legislation

The law, passed unanimously by Republicans, requires counties that offer countywide voting to increase the number of locations — a nearly impossible challenge in some areas.

The law signed this week is the first in the nation and expands the Department of Corrections’ current effort to restore voting rights to returning citizens.

After a contentious session, the measure setting the primary for April 2 goes to the Senate, where its fate is uncertain.

Lawmakers propose amendments to a bill that would move the state’s 2024 primary, including provisions for ballot curing and pre-processing mail ballots.

At hearing, election officials and advocates describe recent threats that risk driving election workers from their jobs.

The Republican-passed Senate Bill 1 added restrictions to voting that plaintiffs say disproportionately affect voters of color.

Officials previously could locate a single voting site to serve multiple small precincts. Now some counties will need to double their number of sites.

Legislation applauded by voting rights activists would mandate Department of Corrections to provide people who have served their sentences with ID and voter registration materials.

Number of days could range from nine to 29, with polling places scattered throughout a city or a single location shared across a county. 

A bill Republicans shaped behind closed doors directs the state to investigate and supervise the county’s election administration, even targeting officials for removal.

Teens who “preregister” to vote become automatically eligible on their 18th birthday. Democrats’ proposal would lower the age when youth could sign up.

The House and Senate reach a compromise on differing versions of HB 1243, agreeing to keep protection for ineligible voters who cast ballots by mistake.

The Senate and House bills had differed on whether someone should be punished for voting by mistake. Now the two chambers must reach an agreement.

Bill rooted in conspiracy theories about the multi-state program for cleaning voter rolls approved by the House and Senate.

Harris County leaders say state’s new oversight laws would set a “dangerous precedent” and may challenge the effort in court.

The bill motivated by conspiracy theories about the voter-roll-checking program nearly died this week in the legislature. Now it’s back, and awaits an uncertain vote.

Texas lawmakers, citing problems in the state’s largest county, push to increase state authority over local elections

A panel of election experts held a discussion on unequal voting policies in the state and possible solutions.

The counties make their own policies on drop boxes, fixing mail ballots, and more. Our maps show the uneven landscape that gives Pennsylvanians additional voting options based on where they live.

Why smaller municipalities won’t take advantage of the extra two days the legislature provided.