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 V. Legislative Update

District of Columbia: Mayor Vincent C. Gray signed Bill 20-0264 into law last week adding the District of Columbia to the growing list of states that offer online voter registration. The D.C. Board of Elections now has 180 days to implement the new system.

New Mexico: The Carlsbad City Council this week voted not to require photo IDs for municipal elections. The initial ordinance — which would have required voters to show a government-issued photo ID to vote in municipal elections — failed due to a lack of a second.

Ohio: State Sen. Frank LaRose, who pushed through legislation to shorten Ohio’s early voting period is now planning to introduce legislation to designate the fourth Tuesday in September as Voter Registration Awareness Day.