Tag Archives: Absentee

Recent New Jersey State Election Law Limits Delivery of Mail-In Ballots by Authorized Individuals

By Briana Cornelius On August 10, 2015, the New Jersey legislature passed a new state election law, Public Law 2015, Chapter 84, which limits the number of “Vote by Mail” ballots that a designated delivery person can pick up and … Continue reading

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Signed, Sealed, and Delivered: Absentee Voting in North Carolina

By: Julie Tulbert All eyes are on the Supreme Court as we wait to find out what they will do with North Carolina’s emergency appeal of the 4th Circuit’s decision to grant an injunction against two provisions of the state’s Voter … Continue reading

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Indiana Nursing Homes: Hotbeds of Absentee Voters Ripe for the Picking?

By: Staff Writer A quick glance at the calendar shows another Election Day fast approaching.  Television commercials, radio advertisements, and yard signs provide constant reminders of a day that will come and go for many Americans–except maybe the candidates who … Continue reading

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Weekly Wrap-Up

Virginia governor Robert McDonnell is outpacing his Democratic predecessors in restoring voting rights to felons. McDonnell, known as a law-and-order attorney general, has approved 780 of 889 applications — approximately 88 percent of applications — since taking office in January. … Continue reading

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Weekly Wrap-Up

“Lisa M. Write In and Fill In” is the proposed slogan from supporters of Lisa Murkowski’s proposed write-in campaign.  Alaska elections director said that voters would only have to use Murkowski’s first name and last initial for it to count, … Continue reading

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Vote Early, Vote Often: The Pros and Cons of Maryland’s Early Voting Law

This week, Maryland began its first election with early voting.  The recently passed early voting laws in Maryland allow for voters to cast ballots in-person up to ten days prior to the election (not counting Sunday.) The technical distinction between … Continue reading

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Weekly Wrap Up

Every week, State of Elections brings you the latest news in state election law. – ACORN, the controversial voter registration and activist group, is disbanding because of declining revenue. – In the Arkansas Senate race, there’s some controversy over an … Continue reading

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Weekly Wrap Up

This weekly wrap up is a little late, since we posted a summary of our Symposium on Friday instead of our typical weekly wrap up.   To anyone who was waiting with bated breath for the latest news in state election … Continue reading

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Weekly Wrap Up

Every week, State of Elections brings you the latest news in state election law. – The Idaho and Alaska legislatures have introduced bills to streamline the absentee voting process. – A Mississippi proposal to require voter identification at the polls … Continue reading

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Recount in Virginia’s 21st District

Can a change in the law change the outcome of an election? On November 3rd, voters in Virginia went to the polls and handed Republicans a statewide office sweep and gains in the House of Delegates, but, as has become … Continue reading

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