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.
By Shelby Sebens | Northwest Watchdog
Oregon lawmakers are divided on a proposal that would massively expand the state voter rolls.
On Tuesday, the House passed legislation that would authorize the state to use drivers’ license data from the Oregon Department of Motor Vehicles to automatically register eligible voters. The bill narrowly passed the House with a vote [...]
By Kirsten Adshead | Wisconsin Reporter
MADISON – Election officials’ hot potato has landed in the legislature’s lap.
The Government Accountability Board on Wednesday agreed to talk to lawmakers about changing state law to give GAB staff the task of maintaining and updating the statewide voter registration list – a job that GAB largely has been handling, [...]
MADISON — Wisconsin’s lawmakers are considering a wide range of changes to the state’s election administration amid new reports showing that systemic problems persist.
Nearly 200 clerks missed a mandatory deadline in January to update voter-registration data after the November election.Read More →
By Patrick B. McGuigan
OKLAHOMA CITY — There is a lot more to public policy than numbers, but data can tell at least part of the story in Oklahoma.
Two more-than-bite-sized nuggets to whet the appetites of policy-watchers in Oklahoma and elsewhere: Nearly 2,500 legislative proposals have been submitted for consideration during the 2013 legislative session; while [...]