GOP state lawmakers and election officials launch commission to examine voting laws
The Republican State Leadership Committee has announced that GOP lawmakers and secretaries of state will form a commission to look at election laws. The commission will focus on voter roll accuracy, absentee or mail-in voting, and the process for counting ballots that are received by Election Day. Republicans behind the plan say they are responding to constituent concerns over the safety and integrity of the ballot. Democrats say that the commission is a coordinated attempt at voter suppression.
Young adults will be the nation’s largest voting bloc in the upcoming election and the National Voter Education Week plans to equip them with the tools and information they need to cast a ballot this fall.
A voting initiative started by several Black athletes and artists combatting systemic and racist voter suppression. This initiative aims at educating, energizing, and protecting the Black community’s right to vote.