Florida’s House and Senate have passed a new bill, along party-lines, increasing the legal requirements for elections in the state. Senate Bill 90 will increase requirements for those who wish to vote by mail, raise the number of partisan overlookers present during ballot tabulation, and add new limits to the use of ballot drop boxes.  Gov. Ron DeSantis says he will “for sure” sign the bill.  Visit CNN to learn more.   Voter Education Week Young adults will be the nation’s largest voting bloc in the upcoming election and

State lawmakers in the Republican-controlled Arizona House have passed legislation along party-lines to change mail-in voting laws and restrict early voting eligibility.  If the bill is approved by the state’s Republican-majority Senate and signed by Republican Governor Doug Ducey, the requirements to stay on Arizona’s permanent early voter list will be altered.  Arizonans who have not voted in the last four elections (including primaries) and have failed to respond to a final notice will be removed from the list.  There is concern that this

Michigan Republicans are planning on using state law to circumvent Democratic Governor Gretchen Whitmer’s power to veto their proposed voting reform legislation. If state Republicans can gather 340,000 signatures in favor of their proposed restrictions, then they can pass and enact their legislation over the governor’s veto power. Republicans’ proposed bills would require that voters submit IDs or only be allowed to cast provisional ballots, restrict access to ballot drop-boxes, and prohibit Michigan’s secretary of state from mailing all of the state’s registered voters

Lawmakers in New Jersey have sent two bills to the governor: one expanding early voting and one giving the county board of elections the authority to determine where ballot drop boxes are placed. Prior to these two bills, the New Jersey state legislature had also passed legislation prohibiting deploying police at polling places for non-emergency situations and banning police from serving on a Board of Elections unless they are off-duty.Visit CNN to learn more.Image credit: Famartin (CC BY-SA 4.0)  Voter Education Week Young adults will be the

Michigan Republicans have introduced a series of bills to promote election integrity by restricting access to the ballot box. These bills would reduce ballot drop box availability, require an ID for absentee voting, prevent unsolicited absentee ballot applications from being sent to voters, and provide greater access to and transparency around the ballot counting process, among others. Republicans have defended the bills as necessary to restore voter confidence in the electoral process, a claim rooted in the widely debunked assertion that rampant voter fraud