Voter Registration Modernization

Voter registration will be offered at public assistance offices following settlement of lawsuit brought by coalition of voting rights groups  ALBUQUERQUE, NM — A federal judge today approved a consent order requiring New Mexico state officials to implement procedures to ensure...
02/25/2011
Press Release
Testimony of Allegra Chapman Counsel, Demos Thank you, Chair Hixson, Vice-Chair Rosenberg, Del. Reznik, and all the members of the Ways and Means Committee for inviting me to testify at today's hearing on "Registration and Voting at Polling Places."   My name is Allegra Chapman, and I'm...
02/24/2011
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Hearing of the Hawaii House of Representatives Committee on the Judiciary February 10, 2011 Allow me to thank Rep. Gilbert S.C. Keith-Agaran and the members of the House Committee on the Judiciary for this opportunity to testify on HB 343, the Same Day Registration (SDR)[i] legislation introduced...
02/02/2011
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ATLANTA, GA — Citing clear evidence that low-income Georgia residents are being denied a legally-mandated opportunity to register to vote, attorneys from Project Vote, Demos, the Lawyers' Committee for Civil Rights Under Law (LCCRUL), the ACLU Voting Rights Project, and the law firm of Dechert...
01/25/2011
Press Release
This matter comes before the Court on Defendants Kathryn Falls, Fred Sandoval, and Carolyn Ingram of the New Mexico Human Services Department’s (hereinafter “HSD”) Motion for Summary Judgment, filed May 13, 2010 [Doc. 57],1 HSD’s Motion to Strike Plaintiff’s Response in Opposition to HSD’s Motion...
12/22/2010
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ALBUQUERQUE, NM – A coalition of voting rights groups scored a major victory yesterday in their lawsuit against New Mexico’s Human Services Division (HSD) and Secretary of State Mary Herrera, with a ruling by a U.S. District Judge that the State of New Mexico is in violation of the National...
12/22/2010
Press Release
Testimony of Steven Carbo Roundtable of the Council of the District of Columbia, Committee on Government Operations and the Environment October 8, 2010
10/08/2010
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Many of the elections for governor, the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives will be close in 2010. Potentially, party control of the Senate and House hangs in the balance; gubernatorial races will also be critical, with redistricting to begin shortly after the elections. These dynamics set the...
09/16/2010
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Arizona, Louisiana, Nevada Among States With Onerous Laws and Rules That Could Affect Mid-Term Election Results; North Carolina Stands Out as Best for Voters Washington, DC — With party control of the Senate and House of Representatives hanging in the balance, and a number of gubernatorial and...
09/16/2010
Press Release
New York, NY — Over 100,000 low-income Ohio citizens have already submitted voter registration applications as a result of steps the state has taken to comply with Section 7 of the National Voter Registration Act of 1993—specifically its requirement that states' public assistance offices offer...
08/09/2010
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