By Travis Perry │ Kansas Watchdog
OSAWATOMIE — Kansas’ new law requiring voters to prove they’re U.S. citizens has thrown more than 17,000 registrations into limbo this year, a fact Democratic politicos called nothing short of voter suppression by Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach.
But county election officials say the only thing stopping these people from voting [...]
By Kathryn Watson | Watchdog.org, Virginia Bureau
ALEXANDRIA — Weeks before a contentious gubernatorial election, at least 300,000 registered Virginia voters are also registered in another state.
But Virginia Democrats want to make sure local registrars don’t mistakenly remove a single legitimate voter from registration rolls before Nov. 5.
With a lawsuit filed Tuesday in U.S. District Court [...]
By Ryan Ekvall | Wisconsin Reporter
MADISON – A legislative committee on Tuesday unanimously approved a state audit of the Government Accountability Board, the agency charged with overseeing state elections.
The audit will include a review of voter irregularities complaints made to the GAB and how well the agency resolves those complaints. The Legislative Audit Bureau will [...]
Part 5 of 6 in the series Free to vote in Virginia
By Bre Payton | Watchdog.org Virginia Bureau
PURCELLVILLE — A new guide to help Virginia’s ex-felons regain their voting rights highlights logistical problems with the newly automated process.
The Advancement Project, an advocacy group that worked with Gov. Bob McDonnell’s office to develop the automated process, released [...]
Part 3 of 6 in the series Free to vote in Virginia
By Bre Payton | Watchdog.org, Virginia Bureau
ALEXANDRIA — Gov. Bob McDonnell’s recent decision to automatically restore some felons’ voting rights in Virginia may not survive past this year. A plan to follow a confusing road map laid out by Iowa could further cloud the issue.