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Nevada voters have approved a ballot measure by 52.8% establishing open primary elections where the top five candidates advance and a ranked-choice voting system decides the victor in the general election. The system will now be put into place for state and federal elections but will not be used in presidential elections. Nevada had previously had closed primaries where people can only vote for candidates with the same political affiliation as their voter registration and voters could only cast their vote for one candidate

Voting rights advocates are calling for an expansion of section 203 of the Voting Rights Act in order to require ballot translations for authorized voters of limited English proficiency who speak Arabic or Hatian Creole. A 1975 reauthorization of the Voting Rights Act required certain parts of the United States, depending on their census data, to provide ballot translations in a variety of languages, but this did not apply to Arabic and Haitian-Creole. The current wording of section 203 only applies to languages spoken

The razor-thin Pennsylvania recount between GOP Senate hopefuls Mehmet Oz and Dave McCormick has been further complicated by an ongoing legal dispute that began with the 2020 election: whether mail-in ballots can be counted if a voter has neglected to enter the date of their signature. Currently, Dr. Mehmet Oz leads his opponent for the Republican Senate nomination by less than 1,000 votes, and the legitimacy of approximately 860 mail-in ballots remains in dispute because they lack a hand-written date. In a conflict headed

The New York Court of Appeals, the state’s highest court, has ordered that congressional election maps be rewritten by a court-appointed authority. The decision comes as a state primary scheduled for June 28th approaches, and the court has said that it may be necessary to delay the election until August. The court agreed with an argument made on behalf of Republican politicians and voters that the New York State Legislature had unconstitutionally gerrymandered districts in order to favor the Democratic party. The state legislature

County clerk Tina Peters of Mesa County, Colorado has been indicted by a grand jury for unlawful access of election data, identity theft, criminal impersonation, and a number of other charges related to her actions following the 2020 election. Peters has repeatedly said that she believes the 2020 Presidential election may have been fraudulently stolen from Donald Trump and that her efforts to have election data reanalyzed were taken in her capacity as a concerned public servant. Meanwhile, leaders within the Colorado Republican party