May 2020

Bipartisan NC House Vote Opens Door to 2020 Vote-by-Mail

The North Carolina House overwhelmingly passed a bipartisan bill aimed at expanding vote-by-mail for the 2020 election in the face of the coronavirus pandemic. It’s a significant development given the state’s recent controversies over election rules in the Tar Heel State.

Federal Judge Strikes Down FL Limits on Felon Voting Rights

A federal court, as expected, struck down the State of Florida’s limits on restoration of voting rights for individuals with former felony convictions, saying the requirement to pay outstanding fines and fees was a “tax” and an unconstitutional basis for denying the franchise.