III. Legislative Update
Federal Legislation: Hakeem Jeffries (D-New York) has introduced legislation that will give released prisoners who have served their time the right to vote.
Indiana: A request for more than $234,000 in additional funding to purchase voting machines for the 2016 election cycle in Vigo County did not move forward because it did not receive a second at a council committee meeting.
Maine: Advocates hoping to put a ballot initiative on the 2016 ballot that would move Maine to a ranked choice voting system turned in almost 70,000 signatures this week.
Wisconsin: The Assembly approved legislation that would disband the state’s nonpartisan elections board and replace it with two boards, both partisan, that would oversee campaign finance and election administration separately. The bill next moves to the Senate although according to The Associated Press, the Republicans who control the House do not have the votes necessary for the legislation to pass the Senate.