COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Foes of a proposal that would make it harder for citizens to amend Ohio's constitution vowed Tuesday to unleash the same broad activist coalition against it that delivered a scorching rebuke to a Republican-backed anti-union law last decade.
PHOENIX (AP) — A federal judge on Tuesday ordered armed members of a group monitoring ballot drop boxes in Arizona to stay at least 250 feet away from the locations following complaints that people wearing masks and carrying guns were intimidating voters.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A Wisconsin judge on Wednesday rejected an attempt backed by liberals to allow absentee ballots containing an incomplete witness address to be counted, saying that would disrupt the status quo and cause confusion with voting underway less than two weeks before Election Day.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Attorneys argued in court Friday over two lawsuits challenging a new Missouri law on voter photo identification and civic engagement rules.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri League of Women Voters, state NAACP and two voters on Wednesday sued to block a photo identification requirement for voters.
The groups asked a judge to toss out the new law before it takes effect Sunday, alleging that it unconstitutionally restricts voting rights by limiting which IDs can be used to cast regular ballots.
JUNEAU, Alaska (AP) — Alaska elections officials are violating voters' rights by not providing a process through which voters can fix mistakes on mail ballot envelopes, a lawsuit filed Tuesday alleges.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — The Missouri NAACP and League of Women Voters on Monday sued to stop a new voter photo identification law that they claim will also limit voter engagement work.
Lawyers for the groups asked a local judge to block contested sections of the law from taking effect Aug.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. (AP) — There was little difference among Republican candidates for governor in a televised debate Thursday when it came to questions of protecting schoolchildren from mass shootings, reversing some of the nation's more liberal abortion-access laws and ensuring that parents, not bureaucrats, decide what children learn in the classroom.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Voting rights groups sued Florida on Friday over a congressional map drawn by Gov. Ron DeSantis and passed by the GOP-controlled Legislature, saying it will diminish the state's Black representation and benefit Republicans.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — Two voting-rights groups sued the state of Utah Thursday seeking to block new redistricting maps they say unfairly solidify one-party GOP control and ignore a voter-approved independent commission.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Services were held Wednesday for long-time Ohio voting rights advocate Margaret “Peg” Rosenfield, who died the day her last letter to the editor ran in the local newspaper. She was 90.
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Republicans are moving to redraw the boundaries of Kansas Senate districts so that a GOP and Democratic senator would face running against each other and the Redistricting Committee's chair would be drawn into a GOP colleague's district.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — The Arkansas Supreme Court on Thursday said it won't dismiss a challenge to four new voting restrictions passed by the Legislature last year.
INDIANAPOLIS (AP) — A proposal for improving Indiana’s election security by adding small printers to thousands of electronic touch-screen voting machines is being criticized by voting rights groups as relying on ineffective and outdated technology.
DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — Free press advocates pushed Iowa Senate leaders Wednesday to change a policy that removed reporters from the Senate floor for the first time in more than 100 years and moved them to a second-floor public gallery where they can't interact with lawmakers.
TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Legislation that would make it easier for Florida businesses and individuals to challenge local ordinances cleared its first state Senate test Wednesday, with supporters calling it a needed check on government heavy-handedness and opponents saying the bill goes too far.
ATLANTA (AP) — Voting rights groups and individual voters on Friday filed a federal lawsuit that says the new map for three Georgia congressional districts violate the Constitution and weaken the power of voters of color.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — The League of Women Voters of Wisconsin on Wednesday filed a federal lawsuit seeking to have the Wisconsin Elections Commission reinstate voter registrations for nearly 32,000 people who were deactivated this summer.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — Lawsuits are accumulating against Ohio's new congressional map, just as they did for GOP-drawn maps of new legislative districts, as voting and civil-rights groups allege partisan gerrymandering against the state's ruling Republicans.
COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) — A lawsuit filed Thursday challenges Ohio's newly drawn state legislative districts as giving an extreme and unfair advantage to the Republican Party, which controls the state's new redistricting commission.
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri must pay more than $1 million in legal fees for failing to follow federal voting laws, an appeals court has ruled.
A 2018 lawsuit filed by the St. Louis and Kansas City chapters of the League of Women Voters and the A.
TOPEKA, Kan. (AP) — Two national nonprofit groups that encourage voting by mail sued Kansas election officials Wednesday over new election laws passed this year by the Republican-controlled Kansas Legislature.
LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) — Two groups are asking an Arkansas judge to strike down several voting restrictions enacted this year that they say are unconstitutional and will disenfranchise the state's voters.
The League of Women Voters deplores that the New Mexico Senate gutted House Bill 6 (“Session ends with last-minute compromise on tax legislation,” March 17). The New Mexico House version of the bill would have set New Mexico on the path to a more reliable source of funding, generating more than $3oo million.
Though temperatures may be cooling off in the valley, election season is just heating up.
This week, community organizations are offering an array of opportunities to engage with candidates for local office ahead of the Nov.
A series of League of Women Voters Rochester candidate forums starts Wednesday with focus on a pair of Rochester School Board races.
Starting at 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, Melissa Amundsen and Bruce Kaskubar will face off in the board’s open Seat 2 race, followed by Seat 4 incumbent Julie Workman and challenger John Eischen exchanging views at 7:30 p.m.
The League of Women Voters invites the public to several upcoming candidates meetings.
Scheduled meetings include:
n 6:30 p.m. Sept. 24 at the Woodlands Retirement Community. Invited candidates include those for the Cabell County Commission, magistrate, state Senate District 5, and 3rd Congressional District.
What originally was meant to be a candidate forum hosted by the League of Women Voters of McHenry County on Monday for candidates in the 6th and 14th Congressional Districts turned into a question-and-answer session when only the challengers showed up.
As of lunchtime Thursday, Indiana had 4,481,029 registered voters -- a number East Allen County Schools likely will increase Friday.
The district has partnered with the Fort Wayne Area League of Women Voters to host its first Student Voter Registration Day.
The League of Women Voters of Dane County commends the State Journal for its series " Gun violence in Madison | Cycles of trauma."
We appreciate the focus on childhood trauma, which often leads to violence later in life.
WESTPORT — The Westport League of Women Voters may have gotten more than they bargained for when they invited all 26 candidates for governor to an open forum this weekend.
At least 19 of the 26 have said they will attend the forum, scheduled to take place from 12:30-2 p.m.
The Hastings League of Women Voters is sponsoring a panel discussion about the opioid epidemic.
The discussion will take place noon Friday at the YWCA of Adams County, 2525 W. Second St.
HUNTINGTON — The League of Women Voters of the Huntington Area and Delta Sigma Theta will meet at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 17, at the West Huntington Library, 901 14th St. W., Huntington.
Huntington City Council members Mark Bates and Carol Polan will discuss the State of the City Address and their personal obligations to help fulfill the mission of the city.
The Kewanee League of Women Voters asked me to speak about trust, civility and bipartisanship in American politics, all that in 20 minutes, "and leave a little time for questions!"
I focused on trust, or lack of it, as civility and a spirit of bipartisanship are dependent upon trust.
Erin Grunze, the next executive director of the League of Women Voters of Wisconsin, has been attuned to politics since her parents brought her and her sister along to the voting booth as children.
WESTPORT — The Historic District Commission will hold a public informational meeting for the proposed Bridge Street National Register Historic District on Wednesday, Oct. in Room 309/307 of the Westport Town Hall.
WESTVILLE — La Porte County League of Women Voters and the La Porte County Better Government Study Group are co-sponsoring an informational conference on Township Government on Nov. 18 at the James Dworkin Student Services and Activities Complex at Purdue University Northwest, 1401 U.S.
GREENWICH — Two debates this week will give Board of Education candidates a chance to share their positions and highlight their differences to the public in the hopes of winning election to the eight-member board in November.Republicans Jason Auerbach, Peter Bernstein and Peter Sherr and Democrats Meghan Olsson and Kathleen Stowe will debate educational issues on Tuesday and Wednesday next week.“As it turns out, there is a race at least on one side of the aisle on the BOE,” said Jara Burnett, co-vice president of Voter Services for the Greenwich League of Women Voters, which is organizing the debates.
GREENWICH — Nearly 150 people were curious enough about plans to change how presidential election votes are counted to devote nearly two hours Tuesday night to the discussion.
The Greenwich League of Women Voters hosted a panel discussion on the pros and cons of the National Popular Vote Compact at the Greenwich Library’s Cole Auditorium, featuring representatives from Common Cause and Ctvoterscount.org, New Yorker columnist Hendrik Hertzberg and historian and author Mark Albertson.
RIDGEFIELD—Almost 100 people joined state legislators Saturday, March 11 to discuss various political issues including voting rights, the opioid crisis and the state economy.
The “Meet Your Legislators” event, hosted by the League of Women Voters of Ridgefield, featured state Sen.
POCATELLO - Make plans to attend a celebration of Women’s History Month on Thursday, March 30 from 7: 30 to 9 p.m. in the Little Wood River Room of the ISU Student Union, 921 S. 8th Avenue. Dr. Amy Canfield and Chadwick Pearsall will present “Stories of Two Idaho Icons: Dr.
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