“While SB 1 makes some changes that could expand access, namely increasing early voting hours in smaller, mostly Republican counties, the new law otherwise restricts how and when voters cast ballots. It specifically targets voting initiatives used by diverse, Democratic Harris County, the state’s most populous, by banning overnight early voting hours and drive-thru voting — both of which proved popular among voters of color last year.” Source: Texas voting bill signed into law by Gov. Greg Abbott | The Texas Tribune
Changing demographics and partisanship are in a battle for democracy. What can we learn from Texas?
Virginia Abolishes Death Penalty, Marking Historic Shift
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Those incarcerated awaiting trial or convicted of misdemeanors would be able to register to vote and learn about their voting rights under legislation in the Maryland General Assembly this year
Voting Laws Roundup 2021 | Brennan Center for Justice
— Read on www.brennancenter.org/our-work/research-reports/voting-laws-roundup-2021-0
Because the House and Senate have approved different proposals, lawmakers will have to decide how far they want to go within a matter of weeks.
— Read on dailyprogress.com/content/tncms/live/