#Early Voting

Presidential ElectionNew York Post

DOJ may sue states like Texas for returning to pre-COVID voting laws

The Justice Department sent a stern warning on Wednesday that it may sue states that return to pre-pandemic voting laws, adding fuel to the fiery national debate over election integrity measures. The new Biden administration legal guidance stated that, “The department’s enforcement policy does not consider a jurisdiction’s re-adoption of...
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CBS Boston

Baker Signs Bill Extending Mail-In, Early Voting In Massachusetts

BOSTON (CBS) — Gov. Charlie Baker has signed a bill extending early and mail-in voting practices in Massachusetts, adopted during the pandemic, through the end of 2021. A spokesman for the governor confirmed that he signed a supplemental budget including “a section extending expanded early voting and no-excuse mail-in voting until December 15, 2021.” The state elections division has updated its website to include applications to apply for a mail-in ballot in fall city elections. We've just received the news that @MassGovernor has signed the voting by mail extension into law!https://t.co/B4iSkjiTeu has just been updated with an application to apply for your fall city election ballots. — Mass. Elections (@VotingInMass) July 29, 2021 Cities and towns would be able to opt out of mail-in voting for local elections if they choose. Secretary of the Commonwealth Bill Galvin last month told legislative leaders that “urgent action” was needed to preserve mail-in voting, which was adopted in Massachusetts for the first time in 2020 during the pandemic.
Presidential ElectionPosted by
The Hill

Were the 2020 election polls really so wretched?

The American Association for Public Opinion Research (AAPOR) recently confessed that opinion polling in the 2020 election campaign suffered from errors of “unusual magnitude.” AAPOR reported that pre-election polling understated President Trump’s support by an average of 3.3 percent and overstated the projected margins of Democratic candidates in senatorial and gubernatorial races over their Republican rivals.
Franklin, LADaily Review

Retiring registrar thanks council, says challenges are ahead

FRANKLIN — St. Mary Registrar of Voters Jolene Holcombe formally offered her resignation to the Parish Council on Wednesday, with thanks to the council, a few tears and a caution about challenging times ahead for her successor and her colleagues. Holcombe’s resignation will be effective Aug. 6. She has worked...
Fayette County, OHRecord-Herald

Early voting opportunities continue

Eligible voters within the 15th Congressional District still have the opportunity to vote early at the Fayette County Board of Elections Office prior to the Tuesday, Aug. 3 special primary election. Back in May, Steve Stivers (R-Upper Arlington) stepped down from his U.S Representative seat to lead the Ohio Chamber...
Boston, MAwhdh.com

Baker signs off on mail-in voting restoration

Gov. Charlie Baker signed a $261.1 million fiscal 2021 supplemental budget bill Thursday that revives mail-in and expanded in-person early voting through Dec. 15 and establishes a new MBTA board of directors. Baker signed the bill (H 3973) in full, approving all spending items and outside sections in the budget...
Shawnee County, KSWIBW

Shawnee Co. Election Commissioner reminds voters of election options

TOPEKA, Kan. (WIBW) - Shawnee Co. Election Commissioner Andrew Howell says he would like to remind voters of their options ahead of Tuesday’s primary election. According to Howell, voters still have time to vote in person at the Shawnee Co. Election Office at 3420 SW Van Buren St. It said the office is open for voting on Friday, July 30, from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Monday, Aug. 2, from 8 a.m. to noon. By state law, he said early in-person voting will end at noon the day before the election. He said voters have found it convenient to vote early at the office as there have been no lines to date.