V. Legal Updates
California: The Mendocino Board of Supervisors said that it fully agrees with a 2016 grand jury report that delayed election results left residents frustrated and that more resources should be dedicated to speeding up the process. According to the Ukiah Daily Journal, the board will discuss purchasing newer equipment for elections in the next six months.
New Hampshire: A judge has consolidated lawsuits filed by the New Hampshire Democratic Party and the League of Women Voters in cases over the state’s new law that requires voters who move to the state within 30 days of an election to provide proof they intend to stay.
Texas: In a 10-4 ruling, the 5th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals declined to have all 14 judges participate in an appeal of the state’s voter ID law. Civil rights groups, Democrats and minority voters who challenged the voter ID law as discriminatory had asked for the entire court to hear the appeal as a way to speed the case toward resolution.