V. Legislative Updates
Connecticut: Gov. Daniel Milloy has vetoed a bill would have allowed town clerks to determine election day registration sites if the two registrars could not agree on a locale.
Michigan: State Senator David Knezek and Rep. Yousef Rabhi have introduced legislation that would lower the voting age to 16 for state and local elections.
North Carolina: House Speaker Tim Moore filed a proposed constitutional amendment last week to ensconce a voter ID rule in the state constitution. The bill would ask voters to decide this November whether to add this paragraph to the constitution: "Photo identification for voting in person. Every person offering to vote in person shall present photo identification before voting in the manner prescribed by law." The requirement deals only with in-person voting, not absentee voting.
Ohio: Late last week, after finally installing a new speaker of the House, the Ohio House voted unanimously to provide $114.5 million in funds to replace the state’s aging voting machines before 2020.
Rhode Island: According to The Associated Press, efforts spearheaded by Secretary of State Nellie Gorbea to expand early voting remain stalled in House and Senate committees.
Utah: A new law now on the books allows voters to keep their voter registration information provide and not available for sale.
Wyoming: Rep. Tyler Lindhom (R-Sundance) has asked the state’s county clerks to draft a bill that would move Wyoming to a vote-by-mail system.