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Pennsylvania’s Secretary of State Veronica Degraffenreid has decertified Fulton County’s voting systems after the thinly populated county submitted to an “audit” from an organization whom Degraffenreid holds was not authorized to examine the voting machines. Fulton County will now almost certainly have to purchase or rent new voting machines for the next election. While Fulton County acceded to pressure from GOP state lawmakers to submit to a “forensic investigation” of their machines, other Pennsylvania counties have refused. Visit Associated Press to learn more. Jimmy Emerson, DVM

 Eric Adams maintains a thin lead in New York City’s Democratic mayoral primary, trailed closely by Kathryn Garcia and Maya Wiley. The NYC Board of Elections stunned the city when it retracted an earlier count as it has struggled to implement a ranked-choice voting system for the first time. Supporters of ranked-choice voting argue that the confusion was the result of human error and not a flaw inherent to the method, itself.   Visit the Associated Press to learn more. Image Credit: Krystalb97 (CC BY-SA 4.0) 

 Georgia’s Secretary of State Brad Raffensberger has announced he will be making public a list of 102,000 names scheduled to be purged from the state’s voter rolls. Voters will have forty days to respond and reactivate their registrations. Voters who do not respond in time will have to register again if they wish to vote. Georgia’s last round of purges in 2019 deregistered over 300,000 voters.  Visit the Associated Press to learn more. Image Credit: Jonathan Schilling (CC BY-SA 3.0) 

Republicans in the Ohio House have introduced new legislation to revise state election law. The bill would forbid ballot drop boxes from being stationed at any location other than a local elections office. It would also restrict the amount of time voters have to apply for a mail-in ballot and increase the number of ID forms required to apply for an absentee ballot. While the bill contains many restrictive provisions, it would also create an online application form for absentee ballots and broaden the

A call from Pennsylvanian Republicans for stricter voter ID requirements has been met with a swift rejection by the office of Democratic Governor Tom Wolf.  Gov. Wolf has indicated a willingness to work with the Pennsylvania legislature’s Republican majority on a bipartisan overhaul of the state’s election laws, but any effort to tighten voter ID requirements appears to be a non-starter. Visit the Associated Press to learn more.Image Credit: Governor Tom Wolfe  (CC BY 2.0)  Voter Education Week Young adults will be the nation’s largest voting bloc in