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 IV. Legislative Update

 Federal: Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) plans to introduce federal legislation that would ensure voters in states that require photo ID to vote have easy access to acceptable forms of ID. According to KPIX, Boxer’s legislation would require states to provide ID cards for free or allow voters to sign affidavits saying they are eligible.

California: The Los Angeles City council voted 14 to 1 to shift city elections from odd-numbered to even-numbered years beginning in 2020. According to the Los Angeles Daily News the proposal is an attempt to boost voter turnout.