State legislators in 47 states have introduced 361 bills so far this year to restrict voting, according to a Brennan Center for Justice Report released Thursday. “In the states, legislatures are rushing to enact restrictive voting laws, the most significant…
Those incarcerated awaiting trial or convicted of misdemeanors would be able to register to vote and learn about their voting rights under legislation in the Maryland General Assembly this year.
The Xfinity Center at the University of Maryland has been selected as one of the 11 early voting locations in Prince George’s County. It will be utilized from Tuesday, October 26th until Tuesday, November 3rd.
It was a bittersweet and busy day for Maryland legislators as they pushed to get their bills through both House and Senate chambers on Sine Die, the final day of the General Assembly on Monday.
In 1965, the Voting Rights Act was passed, ensuring the right to vote to black voters as well as enforcing oversight of places where voter suppression was common. In 2013, the Supreme Court struck down the oversight requirement. House Democrats want to bring it back to guarantee that exclusionary voting laws are not passed.
Big turnouts were reported on the first day of early voting for the November general election.
Maryland legislators learned last week the state’s electronic balloting system may need better security measures to protect voters’ information and that the lawmakers must be the ones to add those protections.
WASHINGTON –Controversy over the just-concluded presidential election has brought a renewed call for states to pass a bill making the popular vote the basis for determining the winner in the presidential election. Voters would still choose Electoral College representatives, but…