Outgoing Kentucky Governor Restores Voting Rights for Former Felons

Outgoing Kentucky Governor Steve Beshear’s executive order restoring voting rights to thousands of individuals previously convicted of nonviolent felonies is generating support for its impact on those potential voters but also some pushback from lawmakers who believe the change should have been done legislatively.


San Mateo County’s High All-Mail Turnout: California’s Future?

San Mateo County’s November election – which featured mail ballots and a Colorado-style “ballot delivery” system – had a higher turnout than similar previous votes. Prepaid postage may have been a factor, but if the higher turnout numbers can be replicated elsewhere it could generate momentum for statewide adoption in California.

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