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 IV. Legislative Updates

Illinois: Lawmakers were set to begin the task of overriding Gov. Bruce Rauner’s veto of an automatic voter registration bill that was approved overwhelming by both chambers in 2016. An override would require a three-fifths majority in both houses. The Senate approved the override on Wednesday. The House will meet on November 29.

Nevada: The North Las Vegas City Council is considering moving city elections to an even-year election cycle in order to save money and increase voter turnout. The council unanimously agreed to draw up an ordinance that would end the current off-year, springtime election schedule by 2020.

Texas: Legislators began pre-filing bills this week for the 2017 session of the Texas State Legislature. Included in the pieces of legislation were bills about voter ID, automatic voter registration, term limits, pre-registration for 15-year-olds,

Utah: Sen. Daniel Thatcher (R-West Valley City) is working on legislation that will allow clerks to set up additional polling places in the days leading up to an election if fewer mailed ballots are being returned than officials expected.