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 IV. Legislative Updates

Colorado: Gov. John Hickenlooper (D) has signed Proposition 107 and 108 into law. The propositions were overwhelmingly approved by voters in November. Combined, they move the state to a presidential primary system and allow independent voters to cast their ballots in party primaries.

Georgia: Democrats plan to introduce a couple of pieces of legislation that would expand voter access and another bill would create automatic voter registration, another would create election day vote centers.

Also in Georgia, lawmakers have proposed a change to how a Bibb County elections board member is chosen. The proposal would change how the independent member of the elections board is appointed.

Missouri: Rep.-elect Bruce Franks, Jr. has pre-filed legislation for automatic voter registration The Show Me State.

South Carolina: Members of the Aiken County legislative delegation have pre-filed a bill that will allow early voting in The Palmetto State. If approved, the early voting period would start 30-days before an election and end three days prior.