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Law & Order: Elections division
A snapshot of the plethora of elections-related litigation

These days, how, when and where people cast a ballot is determined as much by the legal system as it by legislators.

Electionline doesn’t purport to be Rick Hasen’s Election Law Blog or an elections law expert like the folks at the Moritz College of Law at The Ohio State University, shoot, electionline doesn’t even have a law degree (although we wonder whether maybe we should), but one thing we can do is read and summarize the news.

And so here is a snapshot of some of the litigation that is currently pending — or has recently been decided — throughout the country.

Obviously in these litigious times there is a lot more out there that we didn’t include, but this should give you an idea of the current legal landscape. Read More…

Feb 17, 2011

Overseas News: Lawmakers: Must troops sue for voting rights?

California: Bill would allow Californians to register online  |  Surprises loom as election debate picks up steam

Colorado: November ballots go through the mail

Guam: Lawmakers ponder possibility of repealing early voting

Hawaii: Instant runoff voting gains traction in Hawaii

Indiana: Grand jury probing vote by White  |  No charges filed in ballot probe

Kansas: Election commissioner forming study committee for voting places

Louisiana: Rep. Walker Hines plans to run for secretary of state

Maine: Bill would require voters to show ID at polls  |  Lawmakers considering bill that would require change in election rules

Maryland: Counties ask for more early voting sites

Nebraska: Vote by mail election gets an 'aye'

New Mexico: Committee vote on voter ID bill postponed  |  Voter ID bill unlikely to pass  |  Feds halt purge of 60K voters

New York: Villages prefer reliable older lever voting machines  |  Croton voters asked to move elections to November

North Carolina: Requiring voter ID: Good or bad for democracy?  |  Opponents speak out against voter ID  |  FSU students lobby against voter ID

Oklahoma: Bill's passage would help military voters

South Carolina: 1,127 voters not counted in Richland in November

Tennessee: Rutherford County elections administrator steps down  |  Walker resigns from post as administrator of elections  | County receives bill for election commission audit

Texas: Commissioners introduce new elections administrator

Virginia: Judge's ruling expands access to Virginian's voting records

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