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

The Republican-dominated Georgia House of Representatives is poised to pass a bill that will limit access to voting. The bill in question would curtail access to voting drop boxes, allow unlimited challenges to voter registrations and eligibility, require an ID for absentee voting, and prohibit the secretary of state from sending unsolicited absentee ballot applications, among other provisions. There is a similar, though smaller, version of the bill currently being considered by the Georgia Senate. If it is passed, then the House and Senate

Republican lawmakers in Georgia are considering another bill which would restrict voters’ access to the ballot box. The bill in question, unexpectedly introduced during a session of the House Special Elections Integrity Committee, would allow any Georgian to challenge the eligibility of an unlimited number of voters and require voters requesting absentee ballots to provide specific forms of identification, among other provisions. Democrats criticized the sudden introduction of the bill as yet another attempt on the part of Georgia Republicans to suppress voting rights,