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/
All eyes are on state legislatures. This is something to watch.
Measure would bar the use of qualified immunity as defense.
The work begins. State legislatures are positioned to roll back voter access gains. #VOTE
One of the bills introduced by Republican state lawmakers will require people who vote via mail-in ballot to have ballot notarized by a notary public before the ballot is sent in. Another would purge those who have not voted in the Primary and the General Election in Arizona for two straight voting cycles.
“With the deadline to register to vote in the January U.S. Senate races winding down in a week, there’s a major push from some Get Out the Vote organizations to especially get 18- to 29-year-olds on the books and registered to vote. The Georgia secretary of state’s office reports in the last four years, registration”
The Republican lawsuits have been in large part a complete failure. Lest we forget, these lawsuits aimed to disenfranchise voters in predominate people of color cities. This is voter suppression and discrimination. #votersuppression
“Black voters in Detroit, Philadelphia, Milwaukee, and Atlanta were crucial to Joe Biden’s victory. Those are also the places where President Trump’s campaign has targeted its legal efforts.”
As a former Deputy Chief in the DOJ Civil Rights Division, Voting Section, I can attest that the Biden administration has tremendous work to do to restore public confidence and increase institutional morale.
“Former leaders in the Justice Department’s civil rights division say the Biden team will have a heavy lift on its hands.”