National Voter Registration Act

Kobach: A Victory for Clean Elections and a Defeat for Judicial Activism

On Monday, the Supreme Court handed down one of the most important judicial decisions of the year. The Court decided Husted v. A Philip Randolph Institute, et al., holding that Ohio did not violate the National Voter Registration Act (NVRA) when it used voters’ failure to vote for two years as a trigger to contact them to see if they has moved out of the state.

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Supreme Court Upholds Ohio’s Ability to Remove Ineligible Voters

The Supreme Court upheld states’ ability and obligations under federal law to remove the names of illegal voters from voter rolls prior to Election Day in case out of Ohio, though election experts caution that the justices’ 5-4 vote highlights the stakes for Republicans’ retaining control of the Senate this November.

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12 Texas Counties Hold More Registered Voters than Adults, Says Study

An election integrity law firm put 12 Texas counties on notice “for holding more registered voters than adult residents” during the 2016 Election. If the jurisdictions do not respond to requests for more information and demonstrate that corrective measures in place, they could risk federal lawsuits from the organization.

Carlos Zamora shows a voter registration card from a pile placed on the counter of the Tierra Caliente taco truck on Thursday, Sept. 29, 2016, in Houston. Zamora is with Mi Familia Vota, a Latino activist group that seeks to register more voters in the Latino community. Mi Familia Vota …

California Assembly Approves New ‘Motor Voter’ Bills

On Tuesday, California’s Democrat-majority Assembly approved two major pieces of legislation, together known as “motor voter” bills, that could automatically turn prospective drivers into voters by registering visitors to the Department of Motor Vehicles who are either obtaining or renewing their drivers’ licenses.

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