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electionlineWeekly — August 27, 2015

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 III. Legislative Updates

California: Senate Bill 49 was approved by the Assembly Elections and Redistricting Committee this week and heads next to the Appropriations Committee. Under the proposed legislation, the governor would be given discretion to cancel special elections when only one candidate qualifies for the ballot.

Louisiana: A legislative study into the state’s registrars is ongoing. "We're off to a really good start," Rep. Mike Danahay, D-Sulphur told WAFB. Lawmakers are considering changes to how registrars receive pay raises, evaluate themselves and how they are appointed in the first place. Recommendations approved by the committee will be used to draft legislation for the 2016 session.

Massachusetts: Legislation allowing Marlborough to relocate two polling places is awaiting Gov. Charlie Baker’s signature.